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Architecture quotes by Federico Garcia Lorca
#1. The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. #Quote by Federico Garcia Lorca
Architecture quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright
#2. Now, of course, architecture is a blind spot of our life in America today. How many millions of students go to the university to be educated? They come away conditioned, not enlightened, and they know nothing of architecture, although they have a department somewhere around
probably in the basement. #Quote by Frank Lloyd Wright
Architecture quotes by Thom Mayne
#3. In architecture, you arrive so late. I look at doctors, lawyers I know, and they're all buying boats and bailing out at 62. My career is just getting started. #Quote by Thom Mayne
Architecture quotes by Frank Gehry
#4. You see a lot of so-called architecture that part of the ego trip overpowers the functionality and the budget and all that stuff. #Quote by Frank Gehry
Architecture quotes by John Milton
#5. Nor aught availed him now to have built in heaven high towers; nor did he scrape by all his engines, but was headlong sent with his industrious crew to build in hell. #Quote by John Milton
Architecture quotes by David Adjaye
#6. In some conditions, the architecture of textile is more relevant than in other conditions or the opacity of the material form. Pattern in the world of scarce materiality and a hybridity becomes a way of creating a new authenticity. Sometimes there is a certain kind of nobility of a group of materials literally of the earth, which had a certain nobility of presence, but is very different from the materials we have now. #Quote by David Adjaye
Architecture quotes by Joanna Russ
#7. That not all men are piggy, only some; that not all men belittle me, only some; that not all men get mad if you won't let them play Chivalry, only some; that not all men write books in which women are idiots, only most; that not all men pull rank on me, only some; that not all men pinch their secretaries' asses, only some; that not all men make obscene remarks to me in the street, only some; that not all men make more money than I do, only some; that not all men make more money than all women, only most; that not all men are rapists, only some; that not all men are promiscuous killers, only some; that not all men control Congress, the Presidency, the police, the army, industry, agriculture, law, science, medicine, architecture, and local government, only some.
I sat down on the lawn and wept. #Quote by Joanna Russ
Architecture quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#8. Madam de Stael pronounced architecture to be frozen music; so is statuary crystalized spirituality. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Architecture quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#9. Literature, although it stands apart by reason of the great destiny and general use of its medium in the affairs of men, is yet an art like other arts. Of these we may distinguish two great classes: those arts, like sculpture, painting, acting, which are representative, or as used to be said very clumsily, imitative; and those, like architecture, music, and the dance, which are self-sufficient, and merely presentative. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Architecture quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#10. The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Architecture quotes by Stephen Jay Gould
#11. We can now determine, easily and relatively cheaply, the detailed chemical architecture of genes ; and we can trace the products of these genes ( enzymes and proteins ) as they influence the course of embryology . In so doing we have made the astounding discovery that all complex animal phyla - arthropods and vertebrates in particular - have retained, despite their half-billion years of evolutionary independence, an extensive set of common genetic blueprints for building bodies. #Quote by Stephen Jay Gould
Architecture quotes by Alain De Botton
#12. Taking architecture seriously therefore makes some singular strenuous demands upon us. It requires that we open ourselves to the idea that we are affected by our surroundings even when they are made of vinyl and would be expensive and time-consuming to ameliorate. It means conceding that we are inconveniently vulnerable to the color of our wallpaper and that our sense of purpose may be derailed by an unfortunate bedspread. At the same time, it means acknowledging that buildings are able to solve no more than a fraction of our dissatisfactions or prevent evil from unfolding under their watch.

Architecture, even at its most accomplished, will only ever constitute a small, and imperfect (expensive, prone to destruction, and morally unreliable), protest against the state of things. More awkwardly still, architecture asks us to imagine that happiness might often have an unostentatious, unheroic character to it, that it might be found in a run of old floorboards or in a wash of morning light over a plaster wall - in undramatic, frangible scenes of beauty that move us because we are aware of the darker backdrop against which they are set. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Architecture quotes by Hugh Ferriss
#13. The character of the architectural forms and spaces which all people habitually encounter are powerful agencies in determining the nature of their thoughts, their emotions and their actions, however unconscious of this they may be. #Quote by Hugh Ferriss
Architecture quotes by Antonin Scalia
#14. Words change meaning over time, and often in unpredictable ways. Queen Anne is said (probably apocryphally) to have commented about Sir Christopher Wren's architecture at St. Paul's Cathedral that it was "awful, artificial, and amusing" - by which she meant that it was awe-inspiring, highly artistic, and thought-provoking. #Quote by Antonin Scalia
Architecture quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#15. The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Architecture quotes by Socrates
#16. Nobody is qualified to become a statesman who is entirely ignorant of the problem of wheat. #Quote by Socrates
Architecture quotes by Peter Ackroyd
#17. To explain this Matter, and to wind up Time so that I am returned to my present State: Beside my Church at Limehouse there had antiently been a great Fen or Morass which had been a burying-place of Saxon times, with Graves lined with chalk-stones and beneath them earlier Tombs. Here my work men have found Urns and Ivory Pins once fasten'd to wooden Shrouds, and beside them Ashes and Skulls. This was indeed a massive Necropolis but it has Power still withinne it, for the ancient Dead emit a certain Material Vertue that will come to inhere in the Fabrick of this new Edifice. By day my House of Lime will catch and intangle all those who come near to it; by Night it will be one vast Mound of Shaddowe and Mistinesse, the effect of many Ages before History. And yet I had hot and present Work on hand, for I was in want of the Sacrifice to consecrate this Place: the Observations of Mirabilis upon the Rites, which I explained further back, are pertinent to this Matter; but this onely by the way. #Quote by Peter Ackroyd
Architecture quotes by Margaret Mahy
#18. A man who builds a house never really dies. #Quote by Margaret Mahy
Architecture quotes by Maggie Macnab
#19. Design is a fundamental human activity, relevant and useful to everyone. Anything humans create - be it product, communication or system - is a result of the process of making inspiration real. I believe in doing what works as circumstances change: quirky or unusual solutions are often good ones. Nature bends and so should we as appropriate. Nature is always right outside our door as a reference and touch point. We should use it far more than we do. #Quote by Maggie Macnab
Architecture quotes by Edith Hamilton
#20. The Greek temple is the creation, par excellence, of mind and spirit in equilibrium. #Quote by Edith Hamilton
Architecture quotes by Viet Thanh Nguyen
#21. Drenched in café au lait stucco, the mall was bordered by an example of America's most unique architectural contribution to the world, a parking lot. Some bemoan the brutalism of socialist architecture, but was the blandness of capitalist architecture any better? One could drive for miles and see nothing but parking lots and the kudzu of strip malls catering to every need, from pet shops to water dispensaries to ethnic restaurants and every other imaginable category of mom-and-pop small business, each one an advertisment for the pursuit of happiness. #Quote by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Architecture quotes by Tony Hale
#22. What's fascinating about D.C., the exteriors are these elaborate structures, this gorgeous architecture and beautiful stonework, and then you go inside and it's crap-looking - apart from the White House, which is beautiful. #Quote by Tony Hale
Architecture quotes by Odysseus Elytis
#23. And yet from what is to what could be you cross a bridge that takes you, no more, no less, from Hell to Paradise. And more bizarre: a Paradise composed of the exact same material as Hell. The only difference is our perception of the material's arrangement – more easily understood by imagining it applied to ethical and emotional architectures – yet it's enough to pinpoint the immeasurable difference. If the reality created by people whose half-mast emotions and sensations disallow, now and perhaps forever, the other architecture or, in other words, the revolutionary re-synthesis, then, to my thinking, only the spirit is free and able to take it on. #Quote by Odysseus Elytis
Architecture quotes by Ben Aaronovitch
#24. I turned right onto the A410 which went north with suspiciously Roman straightness toward Aymestrey, which is less a village than a diorama of the last six hundred years of English vernacular architecture stretched along either side of the road. #Quote by Ben Aaronovitch
Architecture quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright
#25. When we come to understand architecture as the essential nature of all harmonious structure we will see that it is the architecture of music that inspired Bach and Beethoven, the architecture of painting that is inspiring Picasso as it inspired Velasquez, that it is the architecture of life itself that is the inspiration of the great poets and philosophers. #Quote by Frank Lloyd Wright
Architecture quotes by Edith Sitwell
#26. In the Augustan age ... poetry was ... the sister of architecture; with the romantics, and their heightened vowel-sense, resulting in different melodic lines, she became the sister of music; in the present day, she appears like the sister of horticulture, each poem growing according to the law of its own nature ... #Quote by Edith Sitwell
Architecture quotes by Imogen Poots
#27. I find the aristocratic parts of London so unattractive and angular; the architecture is so white and gated. But in New York, it's different - even uptown it's really grand, and there's no real segregation there. It's all mixed up. #Quote by Imogen Poots
Architecture quotes by John Ruskin
#28. We may live without her, and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her. How cold is all history, how lifeless all imagery, compared to that which the living nation writes, and the uncorrupted marble bears! #Quote by John Ruskin
Architecture quotes by Hardeep Singh Kohli
#29. To reduce a library to simple architecture, bricks and mortar is a mistake. Similarly, to suggest a library is defined by the books on the shelf is erroneous. Libraries are very special spaces, spaces where people come together in separate but joint pursuits of knowledge, of learning. Libraries are the heartbeats of communities. #Quote by Hardeep Singh Kohli
Architecture quotes by Dan Brown
#30. Washington, D.C., has everything that Rome, Paris and London have in the way of great architecture - great power bases. Washington has obelisks and pyramids and underground tunnels and great art and a whole shadow world that we really don't see. #Quote by Dan Brown
Architecture quotes by Gustav Stickley
#31. First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament, but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture. #Quote by Gustav Stickley
Architecture quotes by John Boyne
#32. I had never considered myself to be a dishonest person, hating the idea that I was capable of such mendacity and deceit, but the more I examined the architecture of my life, the more I realized how fraudulent were its foundations. The belief that I would spend the rest of my time on earth lying to people weighed heavily on me and at such times I gave serious consideration to taking my own life. #Quote by John Boyne
Architecture quotes by Thomas Heatherwick
#33. I have a strong sense that every project is an invention, which is not a word I hear being used in architecture courses. #Quote by Thomas Heatherwick
Architecture quotes by Rem Koolhaas
#34. As more and more architecture is finally unmasked as the mere organization of flow - shopping centers, airports - it is evident that circulation is what makes or breaks public architecture ... #Quote by Rem Koolhaas
Architecture quotes by Robert Pinsky
#35. The last thing a young artist should do in poetry or any other field is think about what's in style, what's current, what are the trends. Think instead of what you like to read, what do you admire, what you like to listen to in music. What do you like to look at in architecture? Try to make a poem that has some of those qualities. #Quote by Robert Pinsky
Architecture quotes by G.R. Matthews
#36. Zhou," Biyu said, when Sabaa paused, "before the Jade Emperor, humans were just like the beasts in the field. We ate, lived and reproduced, but we were going nowhere. The universe is order in all its perfection, stagnant and unchanging. The wars set us free. Free to change, to learn, to adapt, to become more than we were. To do that, we sacrificed order for a measure of chaos, of challenge. It let some people, men and women, do evil, but even that inspired many more to do good. Medicines, writing, music, architecture, all the accomplishments of your Empire came at a high price, but it was worth paying. Tonight we reaffirm that fact. Without the power we grant the Jade Emperor from the realms we represent, we would lose all that we have gained. The universe would reassert its control. Over the years, order would take charge once more and progress would end. Given time, our race would slide back into the beasts we were once. It is something we could not survive. #Quote by G.R. Matthews
Architecture quotes by Juhanni Pallasmaa
#37. The silence of architecture is a responsive,remembering silene.A powerful architectural experience silences all external noise; it focuses our attention on our very existence, and as with all art, it makes us aware of our fundamental solitude. #Quote by Juhanni Pallasmaa
Architecture quotes by Dean Cavanagh
#38. You Don't Need To Jump Off Of A Building To Appreciate Architecture #Quote by Dean Cavanagh
Architecture quotes by Leon Krier
#39. If a dictator takes up my ideas, the resulting town will survive the political system that commissioned it and stand as a social good. Besides, modernism rather than classicism has dominated the architecture of totalitarian regimes of both the left and right. #Quote by Leon Krier
Architecture quotes by Steven Sherrill
#40. The architecture of the Minotaur's heart is ancient. Rough hewn and many chambered, his heart is a plodding laborious thing, built for churning through the millennia. But the blood it pumps - the blood it has pumped for five thousand years, the blood it will pump for the rest of his life - is nearly human blood. It carries with it, through his monster's veins, the weighty, necessary, terrible stuff of human existence: fear, wonder, hope, wickedness, love. But in the Minotaur's world it is far easier to kill and devour seven virgins year after year, their rattling bones rising at his feet like a sea of cracked ice, than to accept tenderness and return it. #Quote by Steven Sherrill
Architecture quotes by Leon Krier
#41. The rigidity of a bottle's form does not affect the fluidity of the liquid it contains. #Quote by Leon Krier
Architecture quotes by Robin Lord Taylor
#42. I initially thought I would be an architect, maybe. So I went to architecture camp and quickly learned that I did not want to be an architect. I was like, 'No. This is not for me.' #Quote by Robin Lord Taylor
Architecture quotes by Dan Rice
#43. There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through #Quote by Dan Rice
Architecture quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright
#44. When I see architecture that moves me, I hear music in my inner ear #Quote by Frank Lloyd Wright
Architecture quotes by Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling
#45. Since it [architecture] is music in space, as it were a frozen music. #Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling
Architecture quotes by Francis Bacon
#46. Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity. #Quote by Francis Bacon
Architecture quotes by Daniel J. Siegel
#47. As scientists put it, the brain is plastic, or moldable. Yes, the actual physical architecture of the brain changes based on what happens to us. #Quote by Daniel J. Siegel
Architecture quotes by Goldwin Smith
#48. Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious architecture of the Middle Ages, I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest emotion in any modern Gothic church. #Quote by Goldwin Smith
Architecture quotes by Titus Burckhardt
#49. In reality, the apparent 'objectivity' of modern architecture is merely a mysticism in reverse, a congealed sentimentality disguised as objectivity; moreover one has seen often enough just how quickly this attitude is converted, in its protagonists, into the most changeable and arbitrary of subjectivisms. #Quote by Titus Burckhardt
Architecture quotes by Witold Rybczynski
#50. While cities are distinguished by their architecture and physical appearance, Bell and de-Shalit make a compelling case that many major world cities
and their inhabitants
also express their own distinctive ethos or values. The Spirit of Cities takes the reader on a wide-ranging and lively personal journey. #Quote by Witold Rybczynski
Architecture quotes by Oscar Niemeyer
#51. My architecture is easy to understand. And enjoy. I hope it also is hard to forget. #Quote by Oscar Niemeyer
Architecture quotes by Terry Pratchett
#52. Building a temple didn't mean you believed in gods, it just meant you believed in architecture. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Architecture quotes by Alain De Botton
#53. We seem incapable of looking at buildingsor pieces of furniture without tying them to the historical and personal circumstances of our viewing; as a result, architectural and decorative styles become, for us, emotional souvenirs of the moments and settings in which we came across them. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Architecture quotes by Andrew Jackson Downing
#54. Architecture, either practically considered or viewed as an art of taste, is a subject so important and comprehensive in itself, that volumes would be requisite to do it justice. Buildings of every description, from the humble cottage to the lofty temple, are objects of such constant recurrence in every habitable part of the globe, and are so strikingly indicative of the intelligence, character, and taste of the inhabitants, that they possess in themselves a great peculiar interest for the mind. #Quote by Andrew Jackson Downing
Architecture quotes by Jonathan Meades
#55. I'm not against architecture per se, I'm just against bad architecture. #Quote by Jonathan Meades
Architecture quotes by Alvar Aalto
#56. We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city. #Quote by Alvar Aalto
Architecture quotes by Lenny Kravitz
#57. There's certain things in life that I love. One is architecture. And music, culture, food, people. New Orleans has all of that. #Quote by Lenny Kravitz
Architecture quotes by Jonathan Hale
#58. If a building makes us light up, it is not because we see order; any row of file cabinets is ordered. What we recognize and love is the same kind of pattern we see in every face, the pattern of our own life form. The same principles apply to buildings that apply to mollusks, birds or trees. Architecture is the play of patterns derived from nature and ourselves. #Quote by Jonathan Hale
Architecture quotes by Havelock Ellis
#59. The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite. #Quote by Havelock Ellis
Architecture quotes by Julia Morgan
#60. Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves. #Quote by Julia Morgan
Architecture quotes by V.A. Menon
#61. Life, a miracle of nature,
an evolved molecule of matter,
blossomed in the vast expanse of oceans.
Methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water vapor
When joined under the radio-active sun,
The molecules of non living matter underwent
massive changes and became live.
It's this accident that made the molecule of protein,
Which even Stanley Miller reproduced in lab.
Evolution went on, and on and changed ,
from amoeba to dinosaurs, from ape to man,
It was an amazing architecture of nature ,
Which still continue improving human brain.
The amazing creation nature, the man,
kept on exploring the mysteries of nature,
and succeeded in duplicating nature's marvel
through his latest invention - the cloning,
and succeeded in decoding even the genetic code.
Still we have to salute the mother nature,
which has many more mysteries in store!. #Quote by V.A. Menon
Architecture quotes by Louis Kahn
#62. The room is the beginning of architecture. #Quote by Louis Kahn
Architecture quotes by Michel De Certeau
#63. To practice space is thus to repeat the joyful and silent experience of childhood; it is, in a place, to be other and to move toward the other ... Kandinsky dreamed of: 'a great city built according to all the rules of architecture and then suddenly shaken by a force that defies all calculation. #Quote by Michel De Certeau
Architecture quotes by Tom Turner
#64. The arts which we now call garden design and landscape design have three separate origins: sacred space, horticultural space and domestic space. Like Homo sapiens, the arts of garden and landscape design probably spread to Europe from West Asia. #Quote by Tom Turner
Architecture quotes by Juhani Pallasmaa
#65. I see the task of architecture as the defense of the authenticity of human experience #Quote by Juhani Pallasmaa
Architecture quotes by Ernest L. Boyer
#66. Art is humanity's most essential, most universal language. It is not a frill, but a necessary part of communication. The quality of civilization can be measured through its music, dance, drama, architecture, visual art and literature. We must give our children knowledge and understanding of civilization's most profound works. #Quote by Ernest L. Boyer
Architecture quotes by Maya Lin
#67. In art or architecture your project is only done when you say it's done. If you want to rip it apart at the eleventh hour and start all over again, you never finish. I was one of those crazy creatures. #Quote by Maya Lin
Architecture quotes by Paul Gibbons
#68. Behaviorism was a busted flush, but neo-behaviorist theories, especially choice architecture, achieve behavioral change without coercion or the downsides of carrots and sticks. #Quote by Paul Gibbons
Architecture quotes by Tom Ford
#69. Fashion is everything. Art, music, furniture design, graphic design, hair, makeup, architecture, the way cars look - all those things go together to make a moment in time, and that's what excites me. #Quote by Tom Ford
Architecture quotes by Bernard Tschumi
#70. My apartment reflects my views as an architect. It is minimal, austere. The architecture doesn't impose itself upon you. The apartment is a stage for other things to take place. #Quote by Bernard Tschumi
Architecture quotes by Mario Botta
#71. Architecture is the constant fight between man and nature, the fight to overwhelm nature, to possess it. The first act of architecture is to put a stone on the ground. That act transforms a condition of nature into a condition of culture; it's a holy act. #Quote by Mario Botta
Architecture quotes by Edna Ferber
#72. She faced him, sitting up very straight in bed, the little wool shawl hunched about her shoulders. "Dirk, are you ever going back to architecture? The war is history, it's now or never with you. Pretty soon it will be too late. Are you ever going back to architecture? To your profession?

A clean amputation. "No, Mother."

She gave an actual gasp, as though icy water had been thrown full in her face. She looked suddenly old, tired. Her shoulders sagged. He stood in the doorway, braced for her reproaches. But when she spoke it was to reproach herself. "Then I'm a failure."

"Oh, what nonsense, Mother. I'm happy. You can't live somebody else's life. You used to tell me, when I was a kid I remember, that life wasn't just an adventure, to be taken as it came, with the hope that something glorious was hidden just around the corner. You said you had lived that way and it hadn't worked. You said - - "

She interrupted him with a little cry. "I know I did. I know I did." Suddenly she raised a warning finger. Her eyes were luminous, prophetic. "Dirk, you can't desert her like that!"

"Desert who?" He was startled.

"Beauty! Self-expression. Whatever you want to call it. You wait! She'll turn on you some day. Some day you'll want her, and she won't be there. #Quote by Edna Ferber
Architecture quotes by Cameron Sinclair
#73. Through training, practice, and a deep sense of optimism, architects see opportunities where others only see a void. This has been the driving principle behind Architecture for Humanity since our founding. #Quote by Cameron Sinclair
Architecture quotes by Steven Magee
#74. Modern architecture predominately specializes in designing what are essentially dimly lit caves. #Quote by Steven Magee
Architecture quotes by Brad Pitt
#75. Whilst acting is my career, architecture is my passion. Selecting this development as my first major construction project has been a simple decision. It will underpin not only my values for environmentally friendly architecture, but also embrace my career in entertainment #Quote by Brad Pitt
Architecture quotes by Graham Owen
#76. He is fascinated by their lack of conventional hierarchy or structure and loves how the forces of capital have subverted plans to control and order space. #Quote by Graham Owen
Architecture quotes by Frank Gehry
#77. Architecture has always been a very idealistic profession. It's about making the world a better place, and it works over the generations because people go on vacation and they look for it. #Quote by Frank Gehry
Architecture quotes by Simon Unwin
#78. Architecture is a subtle and difficult art. It needs dedication and involves pain. Being able 'to architect' is not a capacity that can be developed to sophisticated levels quickly and easily. #Quote by Simon Unwin
Architecture quotes by William Morris
#79. If there is a reason for keeping the wall very quiet, choose a pattern that works all over without pronounced lines ... Put very succinctly, architectural effect depends upon a nice balance of horizontal, vertical and oblique. No rules can say how much of each; so nothing can really take the place of feeling and good judgement. #Quote by William Morris
Architecture quotes by Graham Owen
#80. Architecture cannot change the economic machinations of globalization. #Quote by Graham Owen
Architecture quotes by Yanni Alexander Loukissas
#81. These comments recall Turkle's distinction between two kinds of "transparency" in technological cultures. Modernist transparency is the notion that users can and should have access to the inner workings of a technology. It evokes the aesthetic of early relationships with cars in which one could "open the hood and see inside." Turkle contrasts this with an opposing, post-modern meaning of the term - the notion that something is transparent if you can use it without knowing how it works. Post-modern transparency allows the user to navigate the surface of a system without ever having to access its underlying mechanics. Are young engineers more susceptible to post-modern ways of seeing simulation? #Quote by Yanni Alexander Loukissas
Architecture quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#82. Many love stories are like the shells of hermit crabs, though others are more like chambered nautiluses, whose architecture grows with the inhabitant and whose abandoned smaller chambers are lighter than water and let them float in the sea. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Architecture quotes by Rener Banham
#83. It may well be that what we have hitherto
understood as architecture, and what we are
beginning to understand of technology, are
incompatible disciplines. The architect who
proposes to run with technology knows now
that he will be in fast company, and that in
order to keep up he may have to discard his
whole cultural load, including the professional
garments by which he is recognized as an
architect. If, on the other hand, he decides not
to do this, he may find that a technological
culture has decided to go on without him. #Quote by Rener Banham
Architecture quotes by Samuel
#84. Architecture has to be greater than just architecture. It has to address social values, as well as technical and aesthetic values. #Quote by Samuel
Architecture quotes by Jean Plaidy
#85. We spent the first night of our honeymoon in a country hotel, with Tudor architecture oak beams, and floors which sloped, of the Queen-Elizabeth-Slept-Here variety. There were old tennis-courts - the Tudor kind where Henry VIII was said to have played; and gardens filled with winter heather, jasmine and yellow chrysanthemums. [ ... ] So that first night together was spent in the ancient bedroom with the tiny leaded paned windows, through which shafts of moonlight touched the room with a dreamlike radiance [ ... ] #Quote by Jean Plaidy
Architecture quotes by Anonymous
#86. A software architecture is defined by a configuration of architectural elements
components, connectors, and data
constrained in their relationships in order to achieve a desired set of architectural properties. #Quote by Anonymous
Architecture quotes by David McCullough
#87. I feel very strongly that history is about everything. It isn't just about politics or the military or social issues. If art, music, engineering, science, medicine, finance, the world of architecture and technology - if those are left out, then you're not getting a full sense of the human condition. History is human and we human beings are involved in all kinds of things and that's part of our humanity. #Quote by David McCullough
Architecture quotes by John Hockenberry
#88. In America access is always about architecture and never about human beings. Among Israelis and Palestinians, access was rarely about anything but people. While in the U.S. a wheelchair stands out as an explicitly separate experience from the mainstream, in the Israel and Arab worlds it is just another thing that can go wrong in a place where things go wrong all the time. #Quote by John Hockenberry
Architecture quotes by Oscar Niemeyer
#89. Architecture was my way of expressing my ideals: to be simple, to create a world equal to everyone, to look at people with optimism, that everyone has a gift. I don't want anything but general happiness. Why is that bad? #Quote by Oscar Niemeyer
Architecture quotes by Akira Mizuta Lippit
#90. Borges's extreme architecture attempts to visualize the universe by assigning to every object real and unreal, now and yet to come, a code or sign, a corresponding figure within the Library. It seeks to render totality visible, to effect a total visibility and visuality. The Library of Babel is a view of the universe inside and out, an X-ray of the universe and universal X-ray, seen from within and without. It is a representation of everywhere: a perfect duplication of the universe. And of you: universal. An endless and eternal cinema, an imaginary archive that extends into the universe until it is indistinguishable from it, until you are indistinguishable from the universe. #Quote by Akira Mizuta Lippit
Architecture quotes by Vitruvius
#91. I think that men have no right to profess themselves architects hastily, without having climbed from boyhood the steps of these studies and thus, nursed by the knowledge of many arts and sciences, having reached the heights of the holy ground of architecture. #Quote by Vitruvius
Architecture quotes by Frank Gehry
#92. Anybody I talk to agrees that maybe 2 percent of the building environment since the war, we could call architecture. #Quote by Frank Gehry
Architecture quotes by Chris Bangle
#93. Designers think everything done by someone else is awful, and that they could do it better themselves, which explains why I designed my own living room carpet, I suppose. #Quote by Chris Bangle
Architecture quotes by Christian Dior
#94. A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body. #Quote by Christian Dior
Architecture quotes by Neal Stephenson
#95. The general picture was that Ymir would not be anything like the traditional idea of a spaceship, in the sense of an orderly, symmetrical piece of architecture. It would be more like a flying robotic anthill, constructed out of a natural found object. The robots crawling around on and in it had general instructions as to what they were supposed to be doing, but could make their own judgments from moment to moment to avoid collision with other robots, or from hour to hour as to when they needed to recharge their batteries. #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Architecture quotes by Steve McConnell
#96. Error processing is turning out to be one of the thorniest problems of modern computer science, and you can't afford to deal with it haphazardly. Some people have estimated that as much as 90 percent of a program's code is written for exceptional, error-processing cases or housekeeping, implying that only 10 percent is written for nominal cases (Shaw in Bentley 1982). With so much code dedicated to handling errors, a strategy for handling them consistently should be spelled out in the architecture. #Quote by Steve McConnell
Architecture quotes by Martha Graham
#97. I believe that dance was the first art. A philosopher has said that dance and architecture were the first arts. I believe that dance was first because it's gesture, it's communication. That doesn't mean it's telling a story, but it means it's communicating a feeling, a sensation to people. #Quote by Martha Graham
Architecture quotes by Robert Venturi
#98. As an architect, I try to be guided not by habit but by a conscious sense of the past-by precedent, thoughtfully considered ... As an artist, I frankly write about what I like in architecture: complexity and contradiction. From what we find we like-what we are easily attracted to-we can learn much of what we really are. #Quote by Robert Venturi
Architecture quotes by Jordan Weisman
#99. It was just past midnight and I was trudging through the St. Louis Greyhound station, a grim building obviously brought to you by the people who design high school bathrooms. #Quote by Jordan Weisman
Architecture quotes by Steve Purdy
#100. I ended up as an American Studies Major but my real interest was architecture. #Quote by Steve Purdy
Architecture quotes by Jason Wade
#101. I don't really know what's going to happen in the future, but I think it's really important for bands to have strong connection with their fans. #Quote by Jason Wade
Architecture quotes by Rem Koolhaas
#102. People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more I think that architecture has nothing to do with it. Of course, that's both liberating and alarming. #Quote by Rem Koolhaas
Architecture quotes by Moshe Safdie
#103. Architecture is changing faster than some other professions. #Quote by Moshe Safdie
Architecture quotes by Arnold J. Toynbee
#104. Angkor is perhaps the greatest of Man's essays in rectangular architecture that has yet been brought to life. #Quote by Arnold J. Toynbee
Architecture quotes by Robert Mapplethorpe
#105. To make pictures big is to make them more powerful. #Quote by Robert Mapplethorpe
Architecture quotes by Rem Koolhaas
#106. All important architecture of the last century was strongly influenced by political systems. Look at the Soviet system, with its constructivism and Stalinism, Weimer with its Modern style, Mussolini and the Nazis and Albert Speer's colossal structures. Today's architecture is subservient to the market and its terms. The market has supplanted ideology. Architecture has turned into a spectacle. It has to package itself and no longer has significance as anything but a landmark. #Quote by Rem Koolhaas
Architecture quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#107. An aptitude test established architecture as an alternative [career]. But what decided the matter for [Teddy Cruz] was the sight of a fourth-year architecture student sitting at his desk at a window, drawing and nursing a cup of coffee as rain fell outside. 'I don't know, I just liked the idea of having this relationship to the paper and the adventure of imagining the spaces. That was the first image that captured me. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Architecture quotes by Le Corbusier
#108. To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects. #Quote by Le Corbusier
Architecture quotes by Peter Zumthor
#109. Architecture has its own realm. It has a special physical relationship with life. I do not think of it primarily as either a message or symbol, but as an envelope and background for life which goes on in and around it, a sensitive container for the rhythm of footsteps on the floor, for the concentration of work, for the silence of sleep. #Quote by Peter Zumthor
Architecture quotes by Mitchell Kapor
#110. Architecture is politics. #Quote by Mitchell Kapor
Architecture quotes by Lee Battersby
#111. The only direction not represented in their construction was vertical. #Quote by Lee Battersby
Architecture quotes by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
#112. A basic principle of data processing teaches the folly of trying to maintain independent files in synchonism. #Quote by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Architecture quotes by Luis Barragan
#113. All architecture, which does not express serenity, fails in its spiritual mission. Thus, it has been a mistake to abandon the shelter of walls for the inclemency of large areas of glass. #Quote by Luis Barragan
Architecture quotes by Kengo Kuma
#114. Architecture forms a vital link between people and their surroundings. It acts as a gentle buffer between the fragility of human existence and the vast world outside. How different people choose to build connections in their environment essentially defines those societies and their relationships to conditions around them. #Quote by Kengo Kuma
Architecture quotes by Richard Moe
#115. Buffalo is one of America's great designed cities. The interweaving of great architecture, landscape architecture and important historic sites makes Buffalo a must see destination for preservationists, designers, history buffs, and anyone wishing to see an inspiring example of American design. #Quote by Richard Moe
Architecture quotes by Jan Jansen
#116. architecture is an art of the mind that will display in front of the eyes from others which can satisfy their needs #Quote by Jan Jansen
Architecture quotes by Richard Meier
#117. We are all affected by Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, and Mies van der Rohe. But no less than Bramante, Borromini, and Bernini. Architecture is a tradition, a long continuum. Whether we break with tradition or enhance it, we are still connected to that past. We evolve. #Quote by Richard Meier
Architecture quotes by John Ruskin
#118. Let us then understand at once that change or variety is as much a necessity to the human heart and brain in buildings as in books; that there is no merit, though there is some occasional use, in monotony; and that we must no more expect to derive either pleasure or profit from an architecture whose ornaments are of one pattern, and whose pillars are of one proportion, than we should of a universe in which the clouds were all of one shape, and the trees all of one shape. #Quote by John Ruskin
Architecture quotes by David Roberts
#119. A student of Syrian affairs soon becomes used to paradox. A comparatively small country, narrowly chauvinistic and jealous of its national sovereignty, Syria is nevertheless the repository, and has often been the origin, of oecumenical and transcendental ideas about Arab unity. Its society is one of the most heterogeneous in the Middle East and yet its leaders have been the proponents of a radical integrative political movement: Arab Nationalism. It has kindly and hospitable inhabitants, but it is also a police state where a man can be locked up indefinitely without a trial. Your Syrian friends are your friends for life, but a curious current of xenophobia runs through the country. Syrians love culture and natural beauty, but the ugliness of many Syrians towns and their architecture has to be seen to be believed. #Quote by David Roberts
Architecture quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#120. We must recognize that we can't solve our problems now until there is a radical redistribution of economic and political power ... a radical restructuring of the architecture of American society. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Architecture quotes by Hugh Casson
#121. The British love permanence more than they love beauty. #Quote by Hugh Casson
Architecture quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller
#122. We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims. #Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller
Architecture quotes by S.J. Rozan
#123. I wanted a real profession. And I'd always been interested in architecture and in design and in, really, what makes things work. And understanding what's kind of behind the walls and why things stand up and some things don't. #Quote by S.J. Rozan
Architecture quotes by Frei Otto
#124. To build means to make architecture real on the borders of knowledge. #Quote by Frei Otto
Architecture quotes by Moshe Safdie
#125. There is a profound ethic to architecture which is different from the other arts. #Quote by Moshe Safdie
Architecture quotes by Christopher Wren
#126. Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth ... Architecture aims at Eternity. #Quote by Christopher Wren
Architecture quotes by Shane Carruth
#127. As a viewer, that's work I respond to - work that I know is singular in some way. If I'm being challenged by something on screen, if I don't quite know why it's happening, I want to know I can do the work of pulling it apart and that there'll be something satisfactory about it. If the architecture is sound, you can be lyrical in execution. #Quote by Shane Carruth
Architecture quotes by Christian De Portzamparc
#128. Architecture has a strong link with the movies in terms of time progression, sequencing, framing, all of that. #Quote by Christian De Portzamparc
Architecture quotes by Christopher Dunn
#129. Modern architects and engineers are still trying to understand how the ancient Greeks were able to build the Parthenon in ten years when the restoration of the monument has continued for more than three decades and is still not complete. What they have learned and shared along this arduous path of rediscovery is that the Greeks were highly skilled at building visual compensations into their structures. Columns were crafted and positioned to compensate for how the eye interprets what it sees at a distance. Subtle variances in the surface of platforms, columns, and colonnades provide the appearance of geometric proportion, whereas if they had worked from the perspective of a flat datum surface, the brain would interpret the results as being slightly skewed. #Quote by Christopher Dunn
Architecture quotes by Lev Grossman
#130. To make matters worse, some of the books had actually become migratory. In the nineteenth century Brakebills had appointed a librarian with a highly Romantic imagination who had envisioned a mobile library in which books fluttered from shelf to shelf like birds, reorganizing themselves spontaneously under their own pwer in response to searches. For the first few months the effect was sadi to have been quite dramatic. A painteding the scned survived as a mural behind the circulation desk, with enormaous atlases soaring around the place like condors.
But the system turned out to be totally impractical. The wear and tear o the spines alone was too costly, and the books were horribly disobedient. The librarian had imagined he could summon a given book to perch on his hand just by shouting out its call number, but in actuality they were just too willful, and some were actively predatory. The librarian was swiftly dposed, and his successor set about domesticating the books again, but even now there were stragglers, notably in Swiss History and Architecture 300-1399, that stubbornly flapped around near the ceiling. Once in a while an entire sub - sub-category that had long been thought safely dormant would take wing with an indescribably papery susurrus. #Quote by Lev Grossman
Architecture quotes by Richard Rogers
#131. My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people. #Quote by Richard Rogers
Architecture quotes by Andre Malraux
#132. Even the West has known the architecture of empty space, whose object, for thousands of years, has been less to construct divine houses, than to create sacred places, to seize upon mystery and to immerse man in it-whether by raising the cyclopean pedestal that surrounds him with stars, or by hollowing out the sanctuary that wraps him in haunted night. #Quote by Andre Malraux
Architecture quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright
#133. Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived. #Quote by Frank Lloyd Wright
Architecture quotes by Richard Whately
#134. Falsehood is difficult to be maintained. When the materials of a building are solid blocks of stone, very rude architecture will suffice; but a structure of rotten materials needs the most careful adjustment to make it stand at all. #Quote by Richard Whately
Architecture quotes by Robin Boyd
#135. Many new churches, I regret to say, can be described from the design point of view only as holy terrors. #Quote by Robin Boyd
Architecture quotes by Renzo Piano
#136. One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again. #Quote by Renzo Piano
Architecture quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#137. The effect was that of a Cyclopean city of no architecture known to man or to human imagination, with vast aggregations of night-black masonry embodying monstrous perversions of geometrical laws and attaining the most grotesque extremes of sinister bizarrerie. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Architecture quotes by Peter Zumthor
#138. If you look at the Earth without architecture, it's sometimes a little bit unpleasant. So there is this basic human need to do shelter in the broadest sense of the word, whether it's a movie theater or a simple log cabin in the mountains. This is the core of architecture: To provide a space for human beings. #Quote by Peter Zumthor
Architecture quotes by Ron Eglash
#139. My assumption was that all indigenous architecture would be more fractal. My reasoning was that all indigenous architecture tends to be organized from the bottom up. As it turns out, though, my reasoning was wrong. #Quote by Ron Eglash
Architecture quotes by Mies Van De Rohe
#140. I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good. #Quote by Mies Van De Rohe
Architecture quotes by Jeremy Renner
#141. Architecture and building is about how you get around the obstacles that are presented to you. That sometimes determines how successful you'll be: How good are you at going around obstacles? #Quote by Jeremy Renner
Architecture quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#142. Architecture is the alphabet of giants; it is the largest set of symbols ever made to meet the eyes of men. A tower stands up like a sort of simplified stature, of much more than heroic size. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Architecture quotes by N.D. Wilson
#143. What is the world? What is it for?
It is an art. It is the best of all possible art, a finite picture of the infinite. Assess it like prose, like poetry, like architecture, sculpture, painting, dance, delta blues, opera, tragedy, comedy, romance, epic. Assess it like you would a Faberge egg, like a gunfight, like a musical, like a snowflake, like a death, a birth, a triumph, a love story, a tornado, a smile, a heartbreak, a sweater, a hunger pain, a desire, a fufillment, a desert, a waterfall, a song, a race, a frog, a play, a song, a marriage, a consummation, a thirst quenched.
Assess it like that. And when you're done, find an ant and have him assess the cathedrals of Europe. #Quote by N.D. Wilson
Architecture quotes by Malcolm Miller
#144. This building is like a book. Its architecture is the binding, its text is in the glass and sculpture. #Quote by Malcolm Miller
Architecture quotes by Jimenez Lai
#145. If I were to arrive at a foreign country like Czech Republic, I don't have to speak Czech to understand the feeling of the local sensations through architecture. That is a kind of communication that no language can perform. #Quote by Jimenez Lai
Architecture quotes by Gottfried Bohm
#146. I think the future of architecture does not lie so much in continuing to fill up the landscape, as in bringing back life and order to our cities and towns. #Quote by Gottfried Bohm
Architecture quotes by Roger Scruton
#147. Modernism in architecture went hand in hand with socialist and fascist projects to rid old Europe of its hierarchical past #Quote by Roger Scruton
Architecture quotes by Ben Nicholson
#148. If you're into architecture and you're from the West, everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you're led there. You can't escape it. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
Architecture quotes by Wade Guyton
#149. To some extent I've always taken the architecture of the space into account. #Quote by Wade Guyton
Architecture quotes by Maya Lin
#150. Architecture is like a mythical fantastic. It has to be experienced. It can't be described. We can draw it up and we can make models of it, but it can only be experienced as a complete whole. #Quote by Maya Lin
Architecture quotes by Georges Rodenbach
#151. Ornamentation, festoons, carvings, cartouches, bas-reliefs, countless surprises among the sculptures - and the tones of the facades weathered by time and rain, the pinks of fading twilight, smoky blues, misty greys, a richness of mildew, brickwork ripened by the years, the hues of a ruddy or anaemic complexion. #Quote by Georges Rodenbach
Architecture quotes by Taylor Schilling
#152. My guilty pleasure is I like to watch a lot of HGTV. I really like watching design shows about houses, like extreme homes. Like buying a bridge and turning it into a house or something like that. I really am interested in home design or something like that ... architecture. #Quote by Taylor Schilling
Architecture quotes by Iain Sinclair
#153. London is a city that sleeps too much. This is the mould of its quality. A magnetic contract: to reinvent itself on the other side of dream, each day. And such dreams, smouldering against the tidal spine of the river, telling and retelling the tales that must be told to manifest a city's bones. Whispering the night architecture back into stone. #Quote by Iain Sinclair
Architecture quotes by Alvar Aalto
#154. Architecture is not merely national but clearly has local ties in that it is rooted in the earth. #Quote by Alvar Aalto
Architecture quotes by Spiro Kostof
#155. Architecture is a social act and the material theater of human activity. #Quote by Spiro Kostof
Architecture quotes by Arne Jacobsen
#156. Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns. #Quote by Arne Jacobsen
Architecture quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#157. Laura Dillard." It seemed impossible that he could share this with Catherine Marks, but she seemed to object he would. And somehow he was obliging her. "Beautiful girl. She loved to watercolor. Few people are good at that, they're too afraid of making mistakes. You can't lift the color or hide it, once it's put down. And water is unpredictable- an active partner in the painting- you have to let it behave as it will. Sometimes the color diffuses in ways you don't expect, or one shade backruns into another. That was fine with Laura. She liked the surprises of it. We had known each other all during childhood. I went away for two years to study architecture, and when I came back, we fell in love. So easily. We never argued- there was nothing to argue over. Nothing in our way. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Architecture quotes by Larry Ellison
#158. There will be no new architecture for computing for the next 1,000 years. #Quote by Larry Ellison
Architecture quotes by Rem Koolhaas
#159. Manhattan has generated a shameless architecture that has been loved in direct proportion to its defiant lack of self-hatred, hasbeen respected exactly to the degree that it went too far. #Quote by Rem Koolhaas
Architecture quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#160. Prose is architecture and the Baroque age is over. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Architecture quotes by Antal Szerb
#161. I have to tell you about these things from the past, because they are so important. The really important things usually lie in the distant past. And until you know about them, if you'll forgive my saying so, you will always to some extent a mere newcomer in my life.

When I was at High School my favourite pastime was walking. Or rather, loitering. If we are talking about my adolescence, it's the more accurate word. Systematically, one by one, I explored all the districts of Pest. I relished the special atmosphere of every quarter and every street. Even now I can still find the same delight in houses that I did then. In this respect I've never grown up. Houses have so much to say to me. For me, they are what Nature used to be to the poets - or rather, what the poets thought of as Nature.

But best of all I loved the Castle Hill District of Buda. I never tired of its ancient streets. Even in those days old things attracted me more than new ones. For me the deepest truth was found only in things suffused with the lives of many generations, which hold the past as permanently as mason Kelemen's wife buried in the high tower of Deva. #Quote by Antal Szerb
Architecture quotes by Luis Barragan
#162. I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one. #Quote by Luis Barragan
Architecture quotes by Geoff Manaugh
#163. Venerable architecture critic Witold Rybczynski, for instance, suggests in his book How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit that "the first question you ask yourself approaching a building is: Where is the front door?" But this is by no means the first architectural question many among us will ask; it is altogether too straightforward a query for a segment of the population. Some of us deliberately and strategically seek out, say, an attic window within reach of a strong tree branch or an unlocked storm shelter leading down into someone's basement, even a badly fit screen door that looks easy to slip through around back. Perhaps you even did this yourself as a teenager, just looking for a new way to sneak out of the house past your bedtime or to avoid the all-seeing gaze of your girlfriend's parents. #Quote by Geoff Manaugh
Architecture quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright
#164. The only thing wrong with architecture is architects. #Quote by Frank Lloyd Wright
Architecture quotes by Beaumont Newhall
#165. The fundamental belief in the authenticity of photographs explains why photographs of people no longer living and of vanished architecture are so melancholy. #Quote by Beaumont Newhall
Architecture quotes by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
#166. Architecture has the power to create order out of unholy confusion. #Quote by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Architecture quotes by Michael Graves
#167. Architecture is not all about the design of the building and nothing else, it is also about the cultural setting and the ambience, the whole affair. #Quote by Michael Graves
Architecture quotes by Alain De Botton
#168. religions merit our attention for their sheer conceptual ambition; for changing the world in a way that few secular institutions ever have. They have managed to combine theories about ethics and metaphysics with a practical involvement in education, fashion, politics, travel, hostelry, initiation ceremonies, publishing, art and architecture – a range of interests which puts to shame the scope of the achievements of even the greatest and most influential secular movements and individuals in history. For those interested in the spread and impact of ideas, it is hard not to be mesmerized by examples of the most successful educational and intellectual movements the planet has ever witnessed. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Architecture quotes by Felix Schelling
#169. Architecture is petrified music. #Quote by Felix Schelling
Architecture quotes by Le Corbusier
#170. The history of architecture is the history of the struggle for light. #Quote by Le Corbusier
Architecture quotes by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
#171. A choice architect has the responsibility for organizing the context in which people make decisions. [T]here are many parallels between choice architecture and more traditional forms of architecture. A crucial parallel is that there is no such thing as a "neutral" design. [A]s good architects know, seemingly arbitrary decisions, such as where to locate the bathrooms, will have subtle influences on how the people who use the building interact. [S]mall and apparently insignificant details can have major impacts on people's behavior. [I]n many cases, the power of these small details comes from focusing the attention of users in a particular direction. Good architects realize that although they can't build the perfect building, they can make some design choices that will have beneficial effects. And just as a building architect must eventually build some particular building, a choice architect must [for example] choose a particular arrangement of food options at lunch, and by so doing she can influence what people eat. She can nudge. #Quote by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
Architecture quotes by Frank Stella
#172. Architecture can't fully represent the chaos and turmoil that are part of the human personality, but you need to put some of that turmoil into the architecture, or it isn't real. #Quote by Frank Stella
Architecture quotes by Rob Chapman
#173. I think all writing about art is in some way dancing to architecture. It's all about similitude, being analogous, metaphorical, adjectival, etc. #Quote by Rob Chapman
Architecture quotes by Robin Boyd
#174. Yet the small house, probably more than anything else that man has done, has made the face of Australia and to an extent the faces of Australians. Australia is the small house. Ownership of one in a fenced allotment is as inevitable and unquestionable a goal of the average Australian as marriage. #Quote by Robin Boyd
Architecture quotes by Kathryn Harrison
#175. I have at last admitted that not only was I angry with my mother, but, in fact, I wanted to destroy her as a child. And I was so concerned to be a woman who was different from my mother that I had this vast architecture of rules. #Quote by Kathryn Harrison
Architecture quotes by Joshua Prince-Ramus
#176. It's not so much about form versus functionality. Rather, it's about doing both and doing them a lot and doing them well-and that's how we should be talking about architecture. #Quote by Joshua Prince-Ramus
Architecture quotes by Norman Foster
#177. There's a snobbery at work in architecture. The subject is too often treated as a fine art, delicately wrapped in mumbo-jumbo. In reality, it's an all-embracing discipline taking in science, art, maths, engineering, climate, nature, politics, economics. #Quote by Norman Foster
Architecture quotes by Roksanda Ilincic
#178. Fashion, art, and architecture are all so tightly connected; I think the way to approach referencing these art works is by capturing the essence. #Quote by Roksanda Ilincic
Architecture quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#179. There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Architecture quotes by James Howard Kunstler
#180. If it happens that the human race doesn't make it, then the fact that we were here once will not be altered, that once upon a time we peopled this astonishing blue planet, and wondered intelligently at everything about it and the other things who lived here with us on it, and that we celebrated the beauty of it in music and art, architecture, literature, and dance, and that there were times when we approached something godlike in our abilities and aspirations. We emerged out of depthless mystery, and back into mystery we returned,and in the end the mystery is all there is. #Quote by James Howard Kunstler
Architecture quotes by Tom Ford
#181. I realized that the way I approached architecture was with a somewhat fashion brain. That didn't get me very good marks in school, because everyone thought fashion was lightweight. In architecture they say, "Well, why is the door pink? Where does it go? What does the pink mean? What does it symbolize? All the other doors are beige, why is that one pink?" I was like, "Well, it's pink because it's pretty." #Quote by Tom Ford
Architecture quotes by Michael Tilson Thomas
#182. But those musics do not address the larger kind of architecture in time that classical music does, whatever each one of us knows that classical music must mean. #Quote by Michael Tilson Thomas
Architecture quotes by Tadao Ando
#183. If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness. #Quote by Tadao Ando
Architecture quotes by Le Corbusier
#184. Architecture is the learned game; correct and magnificent of forms assembled in the light #Quote by Le Corbusier
Architecture quotes by Kenneth Clark
#185. Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process. #Quote by Kenneth Clark
Architecture quotes by Norman Foster
#186. Architecture is an expression of values. #Quote by Norman Foster
Architecture quotes by Jeremy Gutsche
#187. Complacency will be the architecture of your downfall. #Quote by Jeremy Gutsche
Architecture quotes by George R. Stewart
#188. The billboards ruin everything. The historical flavor, the old-time architecture, even the beauty of the wooded hillside - all are sacrificed.
Pole-lines and wires may be accepted, like fences, as part of the basic American landscape. They do their work without striving to be conspicuous, and often their not-ungraceful curves add a touch of interest, an intricacy of pattern, even some beauty. Billboards are different. . . . billboards blast themselves into the viewer's consciousness. . . .
some of the smaller billboards - those advertising local hotels, service-stations, or small industries - seem to have a certain rooting in the soil, and are often modest and comparatively harmonious to the setting.
The large billboards - owned by special companies, usually advertising the products of mass-production - are always placed in the most conspicuous spots, and have designs and colors carefully chosen to clash with the background. One feels a difference between a home-produced: "Stop at Joe's Service Station for Gas - Two Miles," or "The Liberty Café - Short Orders at All Hours - Give Us a Try!" and some gigantic rectangle advertising tires or beer.
Large billboards are now springing up along U. S. 40 even in the vastnesses of the Nevada sagebrush country. They are an abomination! Personally, I try to buy as little as possible of anything that is so advertised. #Quote by George R. Stewart
Architecture quotes by Theo Van Doesburg
#189. Our time has produced a need for contrast. This has been achieved not only in the external appearance of plastic expressions of coulor and matter, but also, and chiefly, in the tempo of life and in the techniques related to the daily, mechanical functions of life; namely standing, walking, driving, to lying and sitting - in short, every action which determines the content of architecture. #Quote by Theo Van Doesburg
Architecture quotes by J.G. Ballard
#190. The white façades of the villas and apartment houses were like blocks of time that had crystallised beside the road. #Quote by J.G. Ballard
Architecture quotes by Renzo Piano
#191. There is something about giving everything to your profession. In Italian, an obsession is not necessarily negative. It's the art of putting all your energy into one thing; it's the art of transforming even what you eat for lunch into architecture. #Quote by Renzo Piano
Architecture quotes by Ai Weiwei
#192. I see the Beijing National Stadium as an architectural project. I accepted Herzog and De Meuron's invitation to collaborate on the design, and our proposal won the competition. From beginning to end, I stayed with the project. I am committed to fostering relationships between a city and its architecture. #Quote by Ai Weiwei
Architecture quotes by Michael Graves
#193. I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention. #Quote by Michael Graves
Architecture quotes by Ludwig Wittgenstein
#194. It is obvious that an imagined world, however different it may be from the real one, must have something - a form - in common with it. #Quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Architecture quotes by John Lautner
#195. Inherent in architecture, it involves everything in life so that there is absolutely no end to it. By the time you're seventy or eighty, you're still beginning. So, that's the kind of life I've preferred to being the expert at forty and dead, you know. #Quote by John Lautner
Architecture quotes by Peter Zumthor
#196. There is still a real need for good quality architecture, not paper architecture, but the real stuff. #Quote by Peter Zumthor
Architecture quotes by Witold Rybczynski
#197. Architecture is an applied art, founded not on theories but on practice. #Quote by Witold Rybczynski
Architecture quotes by Lebbeus Woods
#198. Unlike the past decades, the present moment is lacking in architectural discourse. #Quote by Lebbeus Woods
Architecture quotes by Alex Winter
#199. I take a lot from everywhere. I take from music, architecture, novels, and plays. Anywhere that hits you. #Quote by Alex Winter
Architecture quotes by Rob Chapman
#200. I've never had a problem with the old truism about dancing to architecture. I think you can dance to architecture. There's some pretty funky architecture to dance to. #Quote by Rob Chapman

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