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American Architect Quotes

240 American Architect quotes:

"Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves."
"If I have a style, I am not aware of it."
"Buildings should serve people, not the other way around."
"I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?"
"In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function."
"TV is chewing gum for the eyes."
"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral."
"We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless."
"An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site."
"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."
"Architecture is the art of how to waste space."
"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."
"Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love."
"My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone."
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."
"Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it."
"Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die."
"I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me."
"Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have."
"My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness."

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