Architecture Quotes

ArchitectureInvite to Architecture Quotes, the ultimate source for inspirational and also thought-provoking quotes about architecture. Here you will find quotes from a few of the globe's most distinguished designers, from the old Greeks to the modern day. Whether you are looking for a quote to motivate your next project, or simply wish to discover the appeal of architecture, this is the place to start. With a variety of subjects, from the history of architecture to the most recent fads, you make certain to locate something to stimulate your creativity. So, come check out the world of architecture and locate the best quote to motivate you.
Small: Buildings should serve people, not the other way around
John Portman
"Buildings should serve people, not the other way around"
John Portman, Architect
Small: In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function
Michael Graves
"In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function"
Michael Graves, Architect
Small: Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, hi
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object.
John Portman
"Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition"
John Portman, Architect
Small: An architects most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site
Frank Lloyd Wright
"An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: Architecture is the art of how to waste space
Philip Johnson
"Architecture is the art of how to waste space"
Philip Johnson, Architect
Small: If I have a style, I am not aware of it
Michael Graves
"If I have a style, I am not aware of it"
Michael Graves, Architect
Small: A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom
Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom"
Ayn Rand, Writer
Small: Warmth isnt what minimalists are thought to have
"Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have"
Maya Lin, Architect
Small: The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid
Thomas Kempis
"The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid"
Thomas Kempis, Writer
Small: To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it
Daniel Libeskind
"To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it"
Daniel Libeskind, Architect
Small: Cities are the greatest creations of humanity
Daniel Libeskind
"Cities are the greatest creations of humanity"
Daniel Libeskind, Architect
Small: Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become ones entire life
Arne Jacobsen
"Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life"
Arne Jacobsen, Architect
Small: Architecture is not an inspirational business, its a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful
Harry Seidler
"Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all"
Harry Seidler, Architect
Small: To me, a building - if its beautiful - is the love of one man, hes made it out of his love for space, material
"To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that"
Martha Graham, Dancer
Small: Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light
"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light"
Le Corbusier, Architect
Small: At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legiti
"At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture"
Martin Puryear, Sculptor
Small: Every building is a prototype. No two are alike
"Every building is a prototype. No two are alike"
Helmut Jahn, Architect
Small: Dont clap too hard - its a very old building
"Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building"
John Osborne, Playwright
Small: A city building, you experience when you walk a suburban building, you experience when you drive
"A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive"
Helmut Jahn, Architect
Small: A house is a machine for living in
"A house is a machine for living in"
Le Corbusier, Architect
Small: The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel s
Harry Seidler
"The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs"
Harry Seidler, Architect
Small: The higher the building the lower the morals
"The higher the building the lower the morals"
Noel Coward, Playwright
Small: It is not the beauty of a building you should look at its the construction of the foundation that will stand t
"It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time"
David Allan Coe, Musician
Small: Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corne
"Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great"
Enid Nemy
Small: Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea
"Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea"
Yoshio Taniguchi, Architect
Small: Architecture is the reaching out for the truth
"Architecture is the reaching out for the truth"
Louis Kahn, Architect
Small: For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers
"For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind"
James Rouse, Businessman
Small: Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator
"Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator"
Antonio Gaudi, Architect
Small: Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a s
"Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together"
Alvar Aalto, Architect
Small: Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness
"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness"
Frank Gehry, Architect
Small: But the buildings identity resided in the ornament
"But the building's identity resided in the ornament"
Louis Sullivan, Architect
Small: Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic
"Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic"
Antonio Gaudi, Architect
Small: The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present
"The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present"
Adolf Loos, Architect
Small: Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architects task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precis
"Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise"
Adolf Loos, Architect
Small: A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed
"A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable"
Louis Kahn, Architect
Small: Form follows function
"Form follows function"
Louis Sullivan, Architect
Small: If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness
"If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness"
Tadao Ando, Architect
Small: Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy
"Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy"
Jimmy Breslin, Entertainer
Small: We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings dont go anywhere. They shouldnt be restless
"We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless"
Minoru Yamasaki, Architect
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