53 Inspirational Architecture Quotes To Know

Architecture Quotes

Here is the list of 53 Inspirational Architecture Quotes To Know:

23 Best Architecture Quotes:

  1. “Form ever follows function.” – Louis Sullivan
  2. “Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.” – Charles Eames
  3. “Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.” – Le Corbusier
  4. “An idea is a salvation by imagination.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
  5. “Less is more.” – Mies van der Rohe
  6. “Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.” – Rem Koolhaas
  7. “A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
  8. “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry
  9. “When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. But when I’ve finished, if the solution is not beautiful I know it’s wrong.” – Buckminster Fuller
  10. “As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” – Norman Foster
  11. “To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.” – Daniel Libeskind “To create, one must first question everything.” – Eileen Gray
  12. “When I’m working on a problem, I never think about its beauty, I just think about how to solve the problem, but when I finish it, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it’s wrong.” – Richard Buckminster Fuller
  13. “If a project is intense, valid, and has a powerful idea, its imperfections will be in the background” – Alberto Campo Baeza
  14. “Early in my career…I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypercritical humility… I deliberately choose an honest arrogance, and I’ve never been sorry” – Frank Lloyd Wright
  15. “The difference between good and bad architecture is the time you spend on it” – David Chipperfield
  16. “Architecture is a way of thinking about the world very similar in structure to writing a book since both disciplines represent the same field and domain” – Rem Koolhaas
  17. A design isn’t finished until someone is using it. – Brenda Laurel
  18. Designers think everything done by someone else is awful, and that they could do it better themselves, which explains why I designed my own living room carpet, I suppose. – Chris Bangle
  19. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle
  20. The life of a designer is one of the fight: fight against the ugliness. – Massimo Vignelli
  21. A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end, must be unmeasured. – Louis Kahn
  22. The architect represents neither a Dionysian nor an Apollinian condition: here it is the mighty act of will, the will which moves mountains, the intoxication of the strong will, which demands artistic expression. The most powerful men have always inspired the architects; the architect has always been influenced by power. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  23. Less is a bore. – Robert Venturi
  24. Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple. – Tim Parsey

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15 Architecture Quotes Inspirational

  1. In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it’s modern architecture. – Nancy Banks-Smith
  2. I understand that today, some developers are asking architects to design eye-catching, iconic buildings. Fortunately, I’ve not had that kind of client so far. – Fumihiko Maki
  3. Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance. -Return Koolhaas
  4. Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because the idea wasn’t theirs. – Frank Chimero
  5. All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable. – Frank Lloyd Wright
  6. Design should never say, “Look at me!” It should always say, “Look at this!” – David Craib
  7. 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. – Henry David Thoreau
  8. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you anywhere. – Albert Einstein
  9. Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space. – Mies van de Rohe
  10. I like ruins because what remains is not the total design, but the clarity of thought, the naked structure, the spirit of the thing. – Tadao Ando
  11. A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. – Frank Lloyd Wright
  12. Give them the vision of Oz, show them the direction, convince them you can create the yellow brick road; the rest is civil engineering. – Dirk Susharme
  13. Design is where science and art break even. – Mieke Gerritzen
  14. Hell, there are no rules here; We’re trying to accomplish something. – Thomas Edison
  15. A profound design process eventually makes the patron, the architect, and every occasional visitor in the building a slightly better human being. – Juhani Pallasmaa

15 Famous Architecture Quotes:

  1. Architecture is the art of how to waste space. – Philip Johnson
  2. I don’t build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build. – Ayn Rand
  3. A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense. – Bruno Munari
  4. People who build their own homes tend to be very courageous. These people are curious about life. They’re thinking about what it means to live in a house, rather than just buying a commodity and making it work. – Tom Kundig
  5. “Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.”
  6. “There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.”
  7. “Form must-have content, and that content must be linked with nature.”
  8. “Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.”
  9. “The relation of a building to its function needs to be much less schematic and formal if you want to produce good architecture.”
  10. “A good architect works slowly.”
  11. “Tradition is a challenge to innovation.”
  12. “When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. But when I’m finished, if the solution is not beautiful I know it’s wrong.”
  13. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
  14. “Integrity is the essence of everything successful.”
  15. “I always look forward to the next project. That is one of the wonderful things about architecture – you always can hope for another project to design.”

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