Quotations on Architecture

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Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.
- Alvar Aalto
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Life, Building, Nothing, Possibilities, Problems)

The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don't count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the growth will go on.
- Mukesh Ambani
(Keywords: Architecture, Growth, Will)

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Architecture, Music, Dancing, Writing)

I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Admiration, Culture, Existence, Play)

The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Architecture, Change, Will, Wonder)

When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Nature, Architecture, Culture)

Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism, I use architecture to reconcile the two.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Architecture, Logic, Spirit)

Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Architecture, Connection, Reason)

I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Architecture, People, Future)

I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Architecture, People)

One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach - of course - and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.
- Oksana Baiul
(Keywords: Architecture, People, Beach, Favorite, Vacation, Water)

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: Architecture, Design, Music, Economy, Engineering, Interest, Now, Software, Theatre)

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
- Luis Barragan
(Keywords: Architecture, Gardening)

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.
- Luis Barragan
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Being, Emotion, Environment)

All real education is the architecture of the soul.
- William Bennett
(Keywords: Architecture, Education, Soul)

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
- Constantin Brancusi
(Keywords: Architecture, Sculpture)

There was an age, however, when the transition from savagery to civilization, with all its impressive outward manifestations in art and architecture, took place for the first time.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: Art, Time, Age, Architecture, Civilization, First)

What is being called the UN 'gender architecture' is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality.
- Charlotte Bunch
(Keywords: Equality, Women, Architecture, Being, Reality)

Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Architecture, Music, Work, Literature, Man)

Architecture theory is very interesting.
- David Byrne
(Keywords: Architecture, Theory)

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Architecture, Poetry, Dress, Man, Painting, Schools)

Convinced as I am and as I am from my government that the world needs a new moral architecture over all I believe that this should be the first topic to debate in our world of today, ethics, moral.
- Hugo Chavez
(Keywords: Architecture, Government, Debate, Ethics, First, Needs, Today, World)

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Architecture, Clouds, Rules)

I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Architecture, Acting, Planning, Right)

All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Sunset)

The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics.
- Jay Chiat
(Keywords: Architecture, Politics, Work)

The team architecture means setting up an organization that helps people produce that great work in teams.
- Jay Chiat
(Keywords: Architecture, Work, People)

Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.
- Kenneth Clark
(Keywords: Architecture, Inventions, Man, Opera)

The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Architecture, Infinity)

To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.
- Le Corbusier
(Keywords: Architecture, Order)

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
- Le Corbusier
(Keywords: Architecture, Light)

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
- Salvador Dali
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Beauty)

I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.
- Catherine Deneuve
(Keywords: Architecture, Painting)

I would fix other people's lines if they asked me on occasion. The hard part of writing is the architecture of it, getting the story and structuring it. Not the tweaking of lines.
- William Devane
(Keywords: Architecture, People, Writing)

Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.
- Ernest Dimnet
(Keywords: Architecture, Soul)

In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route.
- Charles Eames
(Keywords: Architecture, Design, Idea)

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.
- Henry Ellis
(Keywords: Art, Architecture, Lie, Beginning, Building, Dancing, End, First)

Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Architecture, Space, Spiritual)

The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Art, Architecture, Expression, Vice)

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Enemy)

Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place?
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Architecture, Spirit)

We are stymied by regulations, limited choice and the threat of litigation. Neither consultants nor industry itself provide research which takes architecture forward.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Architecture, Choice, Research)

Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Architecture, Work, Chance, Poor, Today, Worth)

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Vitality)

Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Architecture, Building, Theory)

The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Architecture, Europe)

The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Architecture, Beginning, Quiet, Voice)

The job of buildings is to improve human relations: architecture must ease them, not make them worse.
- Ralph Erskine
(Keywords: Architecture, Job)

The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide, which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Keywords: Architecture, Trust, Folly, Pleasure)

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: Architecture, Government, Science, Civilization, Agriculture, Literature, Painting)



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