Architecture Quotes

216 Architecture quotes:

"A building is akin to dogma; it is insolent, like dogma. Whether or no it is permanent, it claims permanence, like a dogma. People ask why we have no typical architecture of the modern world, like impressionism in painting. Surely it is obviously because we have not enough dogmas; we cannot bear to see anything in the sky that is solid and enduring, anything in the sky that does not change like the clouds of the sky."
"All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks."
"The architect represents neither a Dionysian nor an Apollinian condition: here it is the mighty act of will, the will which moves mountains, the intoxication of the strong will, which demands artistic expression. The most powerful men have always inspired the architects; the architect has always been influenced by power."
"A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."
"The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."
"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."
"The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable."
"Heredity is a strong factor, even in architecture. Necessity first mothered invention. Now invention has little ones of her own, and they look just like grandma."
Author: White Quotes Category: Architecture Quotes
"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."
"A house is a machine for living in."
Author: Corbusier Quotes Category: Architecture Quotes Swiss Architect Quotes
"An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site."
"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."
"Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise."
Author: Loos Quotes Category: Architecture Quotes Austrian Architect Quotes
"Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves."
"Architecture is the art of how to waste space."
"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light."
Author: Corbusier Quotes Category: Architecture Quotes Swiss Architect Quotes
"Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life."
"Buildings should serve people, not the other way around."
"Cities are the greatest creations of humanity."
"Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy."

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