When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space ... On the one hand it's about shelter, but it's also about pleasure.
The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Architecture begins where engineering ends.
Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
I am trying to counter the fixity of architectures, their stolidity, with elements that give an ineffable immaterial quality.
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
Since it [architecture] is music in space, as it were a frozen music.
But the building's identity resided in the ornament.
No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.
The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man.
No stream rises higher than its source. What ever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was. He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life when the buildings were built.
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