Architecture Quotes

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Architecture quotes give us the opportunity to marvel at the quotations that focus on the art of building astonishing structures both inside and out.

To become an architect and design buildings that could last a lifetime must be exhilarating. Architects render to the viewing public designs and construction that many people wonder how in the world such a building or structure could be built.

Most of us have no earthly idea of all the planning, and designing that goes into a building or a group of buildings, or large structures like the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge.

If you are interested in a great array of architecture quotes, this set is for you!

A house is a machine for living in.
-Le Corbusier

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
-Le Corbusier

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.
-Louis Kahn

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

But the building's identity resided in the ornament.
-Louis Sullivan

Form follows function.
-Louis Sullivan

Less is more.
-Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
-Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

I don't divide architecture, landscape, and gardening; to me, they are one.
-Luis Barragan

Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.
-Marcus V. Pollio

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

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

Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have.
-Maya Lin

I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.
-Maya Lin

No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, time-saving to make them identical.
-Michael Ende

If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
-Michael Graves

In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
-Michael Graves

We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless.
-Minoru Yamasaki

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The higher the building the lower the morals.
-Noel Coward

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
-Philip Johnson

I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
-Philip Johnson

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
-Rem Koolhaas

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time.
-Richard Meier

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
-Richard Rogers

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 affect the quality of life of the people.
-Richard Rogers

The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have because when you're talking about building a house, you're talking about dreams.
-Robert A. M. Stern

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history.
-Russell Lynes

The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.
-Saul Steinberg

The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it is part of the outside world.
-Stephen Gardiner

What people want, above all, is order.
-Stephen Gardiner

If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.
-Tadao Ando

I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
-Tadao Ando

My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
-Thom Mayne

Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
-Thomas Fuller

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
-Thomas Kempis

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
-Winston Churchill

Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
-Yoshio Taniguchi

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.
-Adolf Loos

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