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I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
Thomas a Kempis
Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.
My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.
The building's identity resided in the ornament.
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.
As architects we are often involved in the concrete-steel-and-glass aspect of it, but cities are social structures, and to be involved in imagining the future of cities and the type of relationships and the types of places that we're making is something that intrigues me very much.
Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
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
Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
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.
We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless.
Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life.
Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.
Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.
For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind.
They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
Bryant H. McGill
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.
Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don't want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist.
A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.
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 Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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