There is a danger when every building has to look spectacular; to look like it is changing the world. I don't care how a building looks if it means something, not to architects, but to the people who use it.
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.
I don't know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
All architecture is great architecture after sunset.
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.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest of all the arts.
Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.
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.
All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.
As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
The room is there for the human being - not the human being for the room.
When we build, let us think that we build forever.
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.
A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
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