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The remainder of this group of architecture quotes continues to define the views of these well-known famous people. You will find architecture quotes from, Arthur Erickson, David Allan Coe, Jim Rohn, and others
Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
I am but an architectural composer.
-Alexander Jackson Davis
I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
-Alexander Jackson Davis
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.
Building art is a synthesis of life in materialized form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life.
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.
Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case, they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.
I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.
A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.
Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it's the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
-David Allan Coe
In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35, you're older than most of the buildings.
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I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people.
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.
Architecture should speak of its time and place but yearn for timelessness.
An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board and a wrecking bar at the site.
-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
Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.
The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.
As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost.
-Harry von Zell
A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.
Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.
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.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.
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.
Buildings should serve people, not the other way around.
We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
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