Architecture quotes and sayings
When I started designing in school, I discovered that I had a knack for it. I fell completely in love with architecture, and I remain in love with it.
It must have been so impossible to think about it and dare to do that, so they feel compassionate for her. I don't think the movie would work otherwise.
I never studied sculpture, engineering or architecture. In fact, after college I applied to seven art schools and was rejected by all seven.
I am an engineer, not just an architect, so I've always been motivated by technique or technology. As soon as technology moves just a little bit, it changes architecture.
The idea of, 'The journey is the destination' is put into action by browsing in an indie record store. Besides, a human being is a much better guide than a 'More Like This' link on the internet.
I think the artistic side of architecture was natural to me. My mother was an artist and a poet.
I. M. Pei
Architecture is always political.
I like to play with architecture! It's my favorite game.
Working off one genius sketch is not the way great architecture should be made.
Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand.
The very essence of architecture consists of a variety and development reminiscent of natural organic life. This is the only true style in architecture.
My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people.
Architecture is a negotiated art, and it's highly political, and if you want to make buildings, there is diplomacy required.
My assumption was that all indigenous architecture would be more fractal. My reasoning was that all indigenous architecture tends to be organized from the bottom up. As it turns out, though, my reasoning was wrong.
In the past, young, talented architects worked together to form a strong social agenda and communicate with a larger audience. That's what today's architecture community should be.
If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.
I'm often called an old-fashioned modernist. But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world. That's impossible. And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more.
'Clothespin' was the first city monument on a large scale that could compete with the architecture around it.
The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite.
Since I am a Japanese man who's been building through the experience of Japanese architecture, my actual designs come from Japanese architectural concepts, although they're based on Western methods and materials.
The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally.
I like to think about machines and technology in relation to landscape and architecture.
Modern Architecture died in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 15, 1972, at 3.32 p.m. (or thereabouts), when the infamous Pruitt Igoe scheme, or rather several of its slab blocks, were given the final coup de grace by dynamite.
Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.
Architecture is changing faster than some other professions.
So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent, as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent.
I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.
Georgian architecture respected the scale of both the individual and the community.
Architecture was always the plan. I always figured I'd just do theater on the side.
Infrastructure is much more important than architecture.
There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons.
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
Charleston has something for everyone, rain or shine. Its architecture is unparalleled. Carriage rides are great for seeing the city and hearing the history behind certain houses and the area.
I think that I have sold out sometimes.
Washington, D.C., has everything that Rome, Paris and London have in the way of great architecture - great power bases. Washington has obelisks and pyramids and underground tunnels and great art and a whole shadow world that we really don't see.
When I was studying architecture in the 1970s, it was intellectually bankrupt.
I truly believe that the great heroes that create the history of architecture are people who take risks and write to tell about it.
Architecture was the last of the major professions to devise a formal 'cursus honorum' before its practice could be undertaken.
My interest was always to do interdisciplinary work with space. I thought of architecture as one strand in a multimedia practice.
Downtown Toronto is a very good place to talk about the neutrality of modernist architecture. I'm sure this kind of box-building was interesting in the Twenties, Thirties and Forties, but I think it's absolutely ridiculous to build like this in 2013.
Architecture has curled up in a ball and it's about itself. It has found itself either as a freakshow, where you're not sure if it's good or bad but at least it's interesting, or at the behest of forces of commerce.
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.
Of course I know very little about architecture, and the older I get the less I know.
Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.
A shan-shui city is a modern city, a high-density urban situation, but we pay more attention to the environment. We bring waterfalls; we bring in a lot of trees and gardens. We treat architecture as a landscape.
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.
When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts.
The original Heart logo was made back in the real early '70s by Mike Fisher, who I used to be in a relationship with. He was first our manager and then our soundman. When I met him, he was in design school for architecture, so he was always drawing.
A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.
Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
I don't want to do architecture that's dry and dull.
Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
Trying to launch a career as an artist is like trying to run through a crowd holding hands with five people. It's so difficult.
The Internet is probably the most important technological advancement of my lifetime. Its strength lies in its open architecture and its ability to allow a framework where all voices can be heard.
I love art in general - architecture, anything creative.
I started at 'The Daily Telegraph' as a daily news reporter. I moved then to 'The Guardian,' and then I moved to New York as the correspondent for 'The Guardian,' moved to 'The Times of London.' And really, it was the best job you could imagine. You could cover any story you wanted in America.
Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
There's a Danish architecture firm called BIG. I love architecture, and I always check out their work; they're very good at reimagining the way we live. They put the human experience as the focus, with access to air and outdoor space.
Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became.
I find the aristocratic parts of London so unattractive and angular; the architecture is so white and gated. But in New York, it's different - even uptown it's really grand, and there's no real segregation there. It's all mixed up.
I don't believe that classical architecture is enough to engage people anymore. They say: 'So what else is new?'.
I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention.
Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.
The basic architecture of Dodd-Frank makes sense. At the same time, as a number of regulators and legislators have observed, the act was a complex effort that produced thousands of pages of rules.
James P. Gorman
The Bauhaus strives to bring together all creative effort into one whole, to reunify all the disciplines of practical art - sculpture, painting, handicrafts, and crafts - as inseparable components of a new architecture.
Architecture was pretty much the sexiest thing to be doing from 1700-1800.
I am a failed architect, if I'm honest. I got a degree in art history and was about to get another degree, in architecture, but realized I would be terrible at building things because I've got really bad spatial awareness.
What's fascinating about D.C., the exteriors are these elaborate structures, this gorgeous architecture and beautiful stonework, and then you go inside and it's crap-looking - apart from the White House, which is beautiful.
In writing 'The Humans,' I obsessed over the financial district and the architecture.
I came to architecture from building. Because my father was a builder, everybody was - and is - a builder in my family.
I mean, I don't mind promoting a movie, or talking to the press if it's going to be used in some way.
Brian De Palma
There is so much stubborn hope in the human heart.
Early in my career, I tried to bring an artistic feeling to architecture. That's really the intent and impression of what I think about: context, space, shapes, and landscape.
London is one of the most civilised places in the world for the procedure of making architecture and urban design.
I would like to see evolution in my country, not revolution. It is much better for us to work together with the government to transform Saudi Arabia for the future.
Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
I practised as an architect for 10 years. I qualified in 1973 with a fellowship diploma of architecture. World Series Cricket gave me the freedom to go out and pursue architecture.
When I went to school at Emerson, I was completely charmed living there and loved the architecture of the Back Bay.
I am exhausted by traditional memoir. I am exhausted by the architecture of the conventional novel.
There's a technicality to designing and wearing hats. A hat is balancing the proportions of your face; it's like architecture or mathematics.
When you play the same character for a long time, you have a shorthand. You get onto the set, you put on your outfit and two-thirds of your work is done because you've built on that work for so many years.
An important work of architecture will create polemics.
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
In art school, it was about feeling. In architecture school, it was about ideas.
Architecture is a technology. And it's involved in all of the different networks of systems that produce architecture - including politics, economics, social and cultural conditions. So architecture is already in technology.
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