Chandeliers are marvels of drop-dead showiness, the jewellery of architecture.— Peter York
Almighty Architecture Design quotations
Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.
A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.
I don't know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.
Good design is obvious, great design is transparent.
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.
Nothing in this world is more simple and more cheap than making cities that provide better for people.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
The room is there for the human being - not the human being for the room.
I like ruins because what remains is not the total design, but the clarity of thought, the naked structure, the spirit of the thing.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.
A modern building should derive its architectural significance solely from the vigour and consequence of its own organic proportions. It must be true to itself, logically transparent, and virginal of lies or trivialities.
If you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
To create, one must first question everything.
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture
Architects spend an entire life with this unreasonable idea that you can fight against gravity.
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.
Cities are an immense laboratory of trial and error, failure and success, in city building and city design.
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak
Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men, to put man into possession of his own earth
Minimalism is not defined by what is not there but by the rightness of what is and the richness with which this is experienced.
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it.
Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because the idea wasn't theirs.
The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.
It is difficult to design a space that will not attract people.
What is remarkable is how often this has been accomplished.
I make no special difference between architecture and design, they are two different stages of invention.
Good design is as little design as possible.
Good ideas come from everywhere. It's more important to recognize a good idea than to author it.
When I see beautiful clothes, I want to keep them, preserve them.
.. Clothes, like architecture and art, reflect an era.
Good design, like good painting, cooking, architecture or whatever you like, is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations.
Design is where science and art break even.
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.
Architecture is not about designing somehting from a free, fanciful idea.
It is about discovering and establishing one's own principle, some kind of regularity - finding an individual formula to apply to one's buildings.
There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons.
Design is thinking made visual.
My favorite project is always the next one.
To go back to architecture, whats organic about architecture as a field, unlike product design, is this whole issue of holism and of monumentality is really our realm. Like, we have to design things which are coherent as a single object, but also break down into small rooms and have an identity of both the big scale and the small scale.
An object should be judged by whether it has a form consistent with its use.
Luck is the residue of design.
A design isn't finished until someone is using it.
Form ever follows function.
A profound design process eventually makes the patron, the architect, and every occasional visitor in the building a slightly better human being.
In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.