Architect Quotes

We can learn a lot from the acclaimed architects.

Let’s see what they have to teach us:

Control is the wrong word. The practice is very much about sharing, and, in any creative practice, some individuals, whether partners or directors, are much closer to certain projects than I could ever be.     Norman Foster


Architecture is the art of how to waste space.     Philip Johnson

I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.     Maya Lin

Each new situation requires a new architecture.     Jean Nouvel

Less is a bore.     Robert Venturi

My buildings don’t speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.     Thom Mayne

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.     Daniel Libeskind

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.     Louis Kahn

But now sustainability is such a political category that it’s getting more and more difficult to think about it in a serious way. Sustainability has become an ornament.     Rem Koolhaas

Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom.     Arthur Erickson

If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality.     Walter Gropius

Our time is so specialised that we have people who know more and more or less and less.    Alvar Aalto

Form follows function.     Louis Sullivan

God is in the details.      Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.     Frank Lloyd Wright

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