Architecture Related Quotes



Mies van der Rohe's architecture and modern architecture in general suffered from not only being repetitive, but not explaining to the populous what the different rooms were for.

Charles Jencks


For me, the excitement in architecture revolves around the idea and the phenomenon of the experience of that idea. Residences offer almost immediate gratification. You can shape space, light, and materials to a degree that you sometimes can't in larger projects.

Steven Holl


Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.

Alvar Aalto


I truly believe that the great heroes that create the history of architecture are people who take risks and write to tell about it.

Peter Eisenman


I think about architecture all the time. That's the problem. But I've always been like that. I dream it sometimes.

Zaha Hadid


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

Daniel Libeskind


My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people.

Richard Rogers


“Trying to describe something musical is like dancing to architecture, it's really difficult.”

Robert Palmer


“Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.”

Yoshio Taniguchi


Everything man is doing in architecture is to try to go against nature. Of course we have to understand nature to know how far we have to go against nature. The secret, I think, of the future is not doing too much. All architects have the tendency to do too much.

Frei Otto