Architecture Quotes

Architecture is a continuing dialogue between generations which creates an environment across time.

– Vincent Scully –

Why can’t we have those curves and arches that express feeling in design? What is wrong with them? Why has everything got to be vertical, straight, unbending, only at right angles – and functional?

– Charles, Prince of Wales –

To be an architect is to possess an individual voice speaking a generally understood language of form.

– Robert A. M. Stern –

The materials of city planning are sky, space, trees, steel and cement in that order and in that hierarchy.

– Le Corbusier –

Buildings should be good neighbours.

– Paul Thiry –

Pictures deface walls oftener than they decorate them.

– Frank Lloyd Wright –

Life is rich, always changing, always challenging, and we architects have the task of transmitting into wood, concrete, glass and steel, of transforming human aspirations into habitable and meaningful space.

– Arthur Erickson –

Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.

– Mies van der Rohe –

When you look on one of your contemporary ‘good copies’ of historical remains, ask yourself the question: Not what style, but in what civilization is this building? And the absurdity, vulgarity, anachronism and solecism of the modern structure will be revealed to you in a most startling fashion.

– Louis H. Sullivan –

No architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.

– John Ruskin –

Society needs a good image of itself. That is the job of the architect.

– Walter Gropius –

Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together.

– Mies van der Rohe –

An arch never sleeps.

– Hindu proverb –

The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls,

but in the space within to be lived in.

– Lao-Tzu –

Good architecture lets nature in.

– Mario Pei –

Architecture should be dedicated to keeping the outside out and the inside in.

– Leonard Baskin –

Early in life I had to choose between arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.

– Frank Lloyd Wright –

No house should ever be on a hill, or on anything. It should be of the hill. Hill and house should live together, each the happier for the other.

– Frank Lloyd Wright –

How can we expect our students to become bold and fearless in thought and action if we encase them in sentimental shrines feigning a culture which has long since disappeared?

– Walter Gropius –

Architecture is space structured to serve man and to move him.

– Etienne Gaboury –

Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.

– Eero Saarinen –

In speculative buildings, which is most of our business, there are really only three chances to make architecture: the lobby or entrance sequence, the top and the elevator cab.

– Chao-Ming Wu –

A house is a machine for living.

– Buckminster Fuller –

A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.

– Frank Lloyd Wright –

Genius is personal, decided by fate, but it expresses itself by means of system. There is no work of art without system.

– Le Corbusier –


2 thoughts on “Architecture Quotes”

  1. Gampang, tapi untuk menjadikan sebuah kata-kata menjadi kekuatan yang menginspirasi diperlukan nama dibelakangnya.

    Misalnya: “Bukanlah Arsitektur jika tidak kita persembahkan kepada Sang Maha Arsitek” – miftah

    Hehe, nama yang mengikuti “Quotes” itu harus besar, hehe…

    Add aku jg y, yg ini untuk Arsitektur, kalo yg tulis-menulis sastrawi ada di

    Jazakallah udah berkunjung 😉

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