Architecture Related Quotes



The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.

Voltaire


“Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”

Frank Lloyd Wright


London is one of the most civilised places in the world for the procedure of making architecture and urban design.

Renzo Piano


In Rome, I particularly love the history, churches, sculptures and architecture and the fact that you can walk along a tiny cobbled street and turn the corner to find the Trevi Fountain. London is evocative of other eras and full of history.

Philip Treacy


I see the Beijing National Stadium as an architectural project. I accepted Herzog and De Meuron's invitation to collaborate on the design, and our proposal won the competition. From beginning to end, I stayed with the project. I am committed to fostering relationships between a city and its architecture.

Ai Weiwei


We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city.

Alvar Aalto


Half of architecture students are women, and you see respected, established female architects all the time.

Zaha Hadid


Ever since childhood, I've been interested in history and myth. Not just the facts and figures of the past, but everything that contributes to shape our perception of an age: architecture, art, literature and so forth.

Anne Fortier


They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.

Henry David Thoreau


My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.

Luis Barragan