Any relationship between a building and its users is one of violence, for any use means the intrusion of a human body into a given space, the intrusion of one order into another.

— Bernard Tschumi

The most undeniable Bernard Tschumi quotes to discover and learn by heart

Concepts differentiate architecture from mere building.

..A bicycle shed with a concept is architecture; a cathedral without one is just a building.


The general public will almost always stand behind the traditionalists.

In the public eye, architecture is about comfort, about shelter, about bricks and mortar.


Society secretly delights in crime, excesses, and violated prohibitions of all sorts.


I never talked about architecture with my father, which I regret


My apartment reflects my views as an architect.

It is minimal, austere. The architecture doesn't impose itself upon you. The apartment is a stage for other things to take place.


To really appreciate architecture, you may even need to commit a murder.


Architecture is not so much a knowledge of form, but a form of knowledge.