The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.— Frank Lloyd Wright
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Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.
Architecture is really about well-being.
I think that people want to feel good in a space ... On the one hand it's about shelter, but it's also about pleasure.
I used to not like being called a 'woman architect.
' I'm an architect, not just a woman architect. The guys used to tap me on the head and say 'you're OK for a girl.' But I see an incredible amount of need from other women for reassurance that it can be done, so I don't mind anymore.
If an architect makes a mistake, he grows ivy to cover it.
If a doctor makes a mistake, he covers it with soil. If a cook makes a mistake, he covers it with some sauce and says it is a new recipe.
Cities must urge urban planners and architects to reinforce pedestrianism as an integrated city policy to develop lively, safe, sustainable and healthy cities. It is equally urgent to strengthen the social function of city space as a meeting place that contributes toward the aims of social sustainability and an open and democratic society.
Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived.
As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
I don't know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.
One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.
The Sun does not realise how wonderful it is until after a room is made.
The responsibility of an architect is to create a sense of order, a sense of place, a sense of relationship.
I like ruins because what remains is not the total design, but the clarity of thought, the naked structure, the spirit of the thing.
I am the way into the city of woe. I am the way to a forsaken people. I am the way into eternal sorrow. Sacred justice moved my architect. I was raised here by divine omnipotence, Primordial love and ultimate intellect. Only those elements time cannot wear Were made before me, and beyond time I stand. Abandon all hope ye who enter here.
Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something.
There is a certain concern for history but it’s not very deep. I understand that time has changed, we have evolved. But I don’t want to forget the beginning. A lasting architecture has to have roots.
Art itself cannot be taught, but craftsmanship can.
Architects, painters, sculptors are all craftsmen in the original sense of the word. Thus it is a fundamental requirement of all artistic creativity that every student undergo a thorough training in the workshops of all branches of the crafts.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
If you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
To create, one must first question everything.
We are all here for some special reason.
Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.
An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
Architects spend an entire life with this unreasonable idea that you can fight against gravity.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Since Stonehenge, architects have always been at the cutting edge of technology.
And you cant separate technology from the humanistic and spiritual content of a building.
It wasn't that I had any great dream of being an architect.
I just wanted to make things. Whether it was furniture, painting, interior design, or architecture. I just wanted to create something.
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I'm an artist, a designer, a craftsman, interior designer, half-architect.
There's no one name that fits me very well.
An architect does not need to spend his whole career making monuments for rich people.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
It is insufficient for architecture today to directly implement an existing building typology; it instead requires architects to carefully examine the whole area with new interventions and programmatic typologies
Architects have to dream, we have to search for our Atlantises, to be explorers, adventurers, and yet to build responsibly and well.
I am increasingly an architect of self.
I am free to will and choose. I can, through accepting my individuality... become more of my uniqueness, more of my potentiality.
Architects should be educated, skillful with the pencil, instructed in geometry, know much history, have followed the philosophers with attention, understand music, have some knowledge of medicine, know the opinions of the jurists, and be acquainted with astronomy and the theory of the heavens
My work is not about "form follows function," but "form follows beauty" or, even better, "form follows feminine."
The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect.