I think of architecture as a piece of clothing to wrap around human beings

— Toyo Ito

The most provocative Toyo Ito quotes you will be delighted to read

Architects have made architecture too complex.

We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand.


I am trying to counter the fixity of architectures, their stolidity, with elements that give an ineffable immaterial quality.


I would like to use architecture to create bonds between people who live in cities, and even use it to recover the communities that used to exist in every single city.


Because there are a lot of big cities in the world, people who live in cities have become more isolated than ever.


Children don't run around outside as much as they did. They sit in front of computer games.


The dreams of the 1960s began to disappear in the 1970s.

The economy collapsed, and so did the optimism of the Metabolists.


We have to base architecture on the environment.


I will never fix my architectural style and never be satisfied with my works.

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