50 Inspirational - Famous architecture quotes

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The creative manipulation encompasses our intellectual ideas to become a reality with carefully planned drawings, specifications, and structures. If you’re an architecture lover or an aspiring architect, we’ve got a great treat for you. Today we collected sixty famous architecture quotes about architecture and architectural design. Enjoy! 


Famous architecture quotes part 1:


1. “To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.”

– Daniel Libeskind -



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2. “To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.”

– Daniel Libeskind -


3. “Action is the foundational key to all success.”

– Pablo Picasso -


4. “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 -


5. “In reality some images or drawings have a greater impact than many buildings that are built.”

– Emilio Ambasz -


6. “Form ever follows function.”

– Louis Henry Sullivan -


7. “A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.”

– Renzo Piano -


8. “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”

– Frank Gehry -


9. “Very often the opinion of the clients must be disregarded in their own interest.”

– John M. Johansen -


10. “I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.”

– Tadao Ando -


11. “It is not easy to do something good, but it is extremely difficult to do something bad.”

– Charles Eames -


12. “Architects spend an entire life with this unreasonable idea that you can fight against gravity.”

– Renzo Piano -


13. “To create, one must first question everything.”

– Eileen Gray -


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

– Yoshio Taniguchi -


15. “Any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistake.”

– Luis Barragán -


16. “When we build, let us think that we build for ever.”

– John Ruskin -


17. “Less is more.”

– Ludwig Mies van der Rohe -


18. “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 -


19. “As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.”

– Norman Foster -


20. “Form follows profit – is the aesthetic principle of our times.”

– Richard Rogers -


21. “Architecture is not based on concrete and steel and the elements of the soil. It’s based on wonder.”

– Daniel Libeskind -


22. “I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?”

– Philip Johnson -


23. “Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

– Le Corbusier -


24. “There is a danger when every building has to look spectacular, to look like it is changing the world. I don’t care how a building looks if it means something, not to architects, but to the people who use it.”

– David Chipperfield -


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25. “Each new situation requires a new architecture.”

– Jean Nouvel -


26. “The architecture we remember is that which never consoles or comforts us.”

– Peter Eisenman -


27. “If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.”

– Arne Jacobsen -


28. “A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright -


29. “Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.”

– Ernest Hemingway -


30. “The job of buildings is to improve human relations: architecture must ease them, not make them worse.”

– Ralph Erskine -


31. “Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.”

– Zaha Hadid -


32. “A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.”

– Le Corbusier -


33. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci -


34. “Architecture begins where engineering ends.”

– Walter Gropius -


35. “There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?”

– Zaha Hadid -


36. “I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.”

– Luis Barragán -


37. “I don’t know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.”

– Frank Gehry -


38. “To me the drawn language is a very revealing language: one can see in a few lines whether a man is really an architect.”

– Eero Saarinen -


39. “I am trying to counter the fixity of architectures, their stolidity, with elements that give an ineffable immaterial quality.”

– Toyo Ito -


40. “We do not create the work. I believe we, in fact, are discoverers.”

– Glenn Murcutt -


41. “Architecture is not about space but about time.”

– Vito Acconci -


42. “One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.”

– Renzo Piano -


43. “People who build their own home 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 -


44. “When I am asked what I believe in, I say that I believe in architecture. Architecture is the mother of the arts. I like to believe that architecture connects the present with the past and the tangible with the intangible.”

– Richard Meier -


45. “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 -


46. “The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright -


47. “I love paper. A nice thick pile of it and a pencil, and I’m content.”

– Cecil Balmond -


48. “I believe in the near future we will 3D print our buildings and houses.”

– Neri Oxman -


49. “Inconsistency itself breeds vitality.”

– Kenzo Tange -


50. “Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.”

– Mies van der Rohe -


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