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.
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A house is a machine for living in.
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.
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.
But the building's identity resided in the ornament.
Form follows function.
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.
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.
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.
Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have.
I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.
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.
If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless.
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The higher the building the lower the morals.
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time.
Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
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.
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.
The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.
The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it is part of the outside world.
What people want, above all, is order.
If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.
I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.
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