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Quotes About Architecture

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

Philip Johnson

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.

Louis Kahn

But the building’s identity resided in the ornament.

Louis Sullivan

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.

Richard Rogers

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.

Rem Koolhaas

I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.

Luis Barragan

My buildings don’t speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.

Thom Mayne

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

Tadao Ando

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Nothing requires the architect’s care more than the due proportions of buildings.

Marcus V. Pollio

I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.

Maya Lin

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

Saul Steinberg

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

Le Corbusier

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

Richard Meier

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

Michael Graves

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

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

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, timesaving to make them identical.

Michael Ende

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