I call architecture frozen music.
All fine architectural values are human vales, else not valuable.
When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
Don't fight forces, use them.
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Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture.
It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.
It takes a great client to create great architecture.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
Some architects have a preconceived notion of what a building should be
Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
Can't nothing make your life work if you ain't the architect.
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet.
He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.
My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.
An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
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.
Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of an authentic democracy.
The only legitimate artists in England are the architects.
All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
I don't find Hollywood interesting, so I'm thinking of studying architecture instead.
The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story.
Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race.
Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
The architecture of our future is not only unfinished; the scaffolding has hardly gone up.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.
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.
I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
After about the first Millennium, Italy was the cradle of Romanesque architecture, which spread throughout Europe, much of it extending the structural daring with minimal visual elaboration.
The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning.
Architecture worth great attention. As we double our numbers every 20 years we must double our houses. Besides we build of such perishable materials that one half of our houses must be rebuilt in every space of 20 years. So that in that term, houses are to be built for three fourths of our inhabitants. It is then among the most important arts: and it is desireable to introduce taste into an art which shews so much.
Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth. Architecture aims at Eternity.
In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.
When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.
Where do architects and designers get their ideas? The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?
Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.
You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that.
All architecture is great architecture after sunset;
perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
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.
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.