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At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
Form follows function.
Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand.
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.
Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.
We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless.
Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.
Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft: for the architecture of the thing comes, or fails to come, in the first conception, and revision only affects the detail and ornament, alas!
T. E. Lawrence
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
To work in architecture you are so much involved with society, with politics, with bureaucrats. It's a very complicated process to do large projects. You start to see the society, how it functions, how it works. Then you have a lot of criticism about how it works.
Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.
They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.
Henry David Thoreau
Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
Bryant H. McGill
The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
Thomas a Kempis
To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that.
I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people.
Architecture can't fully represent the chaos and turmoil that are part of the human personality, but you need to put some of that turmoil into the architecture, or it isn't real.
The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history.
I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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