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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
It is not possible to go forward while looking back.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
I don't think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.
The home should be the treasure chest of living.
What is now called 'green architecture' is an opportunistic caricature of a much deeper consideration of the issues related to sustainability that architecture has been engaged with for many years. It was one of the first professions that was deeply concerned with these issues and that had an intellectual response to them.
There is a role and function for beauty in our time.
Every building must have... its own soul.
Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward Heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.
In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives.
I think you need to, as an architect, understand the essence of a place and create a building that feels like it resonates with the culture of a place. So my buildings in India or in Kansas City or in Arkansas or in Singapore, they come out different because the places are so different.
Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.
Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends.
A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.
I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.
The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon... it sounds romantic, but it's true - the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine - a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special.
Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence.
Architecture is invention.
The public brings our buildings to life, and we try to choreograph a lot of things, but our most successful work functions in unanticipated ways. Like the Blur Building. When little kids got in there, they cried or laughed or ran around. And no matter how much theory we put on top of it, it didn't matter: it worked.
My relationship to plants becomes closer and closer. They make me quiet; I like to be in their company.
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