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.
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
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.
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.
ARCHITECTURE, n: The art of how to waste space.
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet.
He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
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.
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.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men.
Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
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.
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
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.
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
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 ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
The architecture of our future is not only unfinished; the scaffolding has hardly gone up.
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.
The Science of Government it is my Duty to study, more than all other Sciences: the Art of Legislation and Administration and Negotiation, ought to take Place, indeed to exclude in a manner all other Arts. I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.
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.
I was planning to go into architecture.
But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead. On his college registration experience
A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
The quality of American life is an insult to the possibilities of human growth.
.. the pollution of American space, with gadgetry and cars and TV and box architecture, brutalizes the senses, making gray neurotics of most of us, and perverse spiritual athletes and strident self-transcenders of the best of us.
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.