Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.
Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.
When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
Each new situation requires a new architecture.
To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.
As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Design is where science and art break even.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
But the building's identity resided in the ornament.
Architecture begins where engineering ends.
Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it.
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.
In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.
When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem.
I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
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