287 Quotes Regarding Architecture


We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us.
Winston Churchill

Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Jim Rohn

I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.
Ayn Rand

A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.
Ayn Rand

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Frank Lloyd Wright

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
John Ruskin

An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
Thomas Fuller

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Frank Gehry

Less is more.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening to me they are one.
Luis Barragan

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
Philip Johnson

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.
Richard Rogers

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.
Alvar Aalto

The higher the building the lower the morals.
Noel Coward

A house is a machine for living in.
Le Corbusier

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.
Louis Kahn

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
Antonio Gaudi

Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
Yoshio Taniguchi

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
Le Corbusier

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