Architecture Related Quotes



I've never owned an Apple product. I like the fact that PCs are open architecture and not locked down like Apple products. I feel that Macs are also unjustifiably overpriced.

Oren Peli


If you look at any leaf on any tree branch, it's similar to but not exactly a repetition of the previous branch. So the new science of complexity or showing how an architecture can be produced just as quickly, cheaply and efficiently by using computer production methods to get the slight variation, the self-similarity.

Charles Jencks


“The architectural profession gave the public 50 years of modern architecture and the public's response has been 10 years of the greatest wave of historical preservation in the history of man.”

George E. Hartman


Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built.

Daniel Libeskind


As a child, my father's architecture seemed to me to be industrial in a way. It seemed harsh and kind of chilly; I didn't respond to it.

Nathaniel Kahn


Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

Philip Johnson


There's no architect who doesn't want to build a library - and I am no different. With so much scrutiny now attached to reading - because of technology and how we approach it as a social activity - that is a very exciting area in architecture.

Annabelle Selldorf


I don't believe that classical architecture is enough to engage people anymore. They say: 'So what else is new?'

Peter Eisenman


I've always been attracted to classic patterns in architecture, music and drama.

Robert Wilson


Architecture depends on its time. It is the crystallization of its inner structure, the slow unfolding of its form.

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe