Architecture Quotes

I love architecture.
- Chris Pine
Architecture aims at Eternity.
- Christopher Wren
I call architecture frozen music.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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I see music as fluid architecture.
- Joni Mitchell
A house is a machine for living in.
- Le Corbusier
I am but an architectural composer.
- Alexander Jackson Davis
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
- Constantin Brancusi
I like the architecture of lingerie.
- Colleen Atwood
I think architecture has to be a gift.
- Jean Nouvel
A lasting architecture has to have roots.
- I. M. Pei
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I am involved in the architecture of space.
- James Turrell
Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- Daniel Libeskind
Each new situation requires a new architecture.
- Jean Nouvel
My architecture is the architecture of survival.
- Frei Otto
Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.
- Helmut Jahn
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
- Jim Rohn
If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen
Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.
- Alvar Aalto
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
- John Ruskin
Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
- Coco Chanel
Buildings should serve people, not the other way around.
- John Portman
Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place?
- Arthur Erickson
I love architecture almost as much as I love my musicals.
- Cameron Mackintosh
Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.
- John Osborne
Architecture is by definition a very collaborative process.
- Joshua Prince-Ramus
Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
- Arthur Erickson
Architecture must not do violence to space or its neighbors.
- I. M. Pei
I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year.
- Barry Mann
A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.
- Ayn Rand
I've always been interested in art, architecture, color.
- Lee Radziwill
I like to play with architecture! It's my favorite game.
- Jean Nouvel
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
I don't want to do architecture that's dry and dull.
- Frank Gehry
I never talked about architecture with my father, which I regret.
- Bernard Tschumi
Architecture is a ride - a physical ride and an intellectual ride.
- Antoine Predock
The secret of good architecture is having more than meets the eye.
- Annabelle Selldorf
I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away.
- Helmut Jahn
Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.
- Bruce Jackson
We all love musical architecture; there's no doubt about that.
- Levon Helm
I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
- Alexander Jackson Davis
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
- Julia Morgan
Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
- Bryant H. McGill
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
- Ernest Hemingway
Chicago's one of the rare places where architecture is more visible.
- Frank Gehry
Clothing has been called intimate architecture. We want to go beyond that.
- Issey Miyake
Architecture was pretty much the sexiest thing to be doing from 1700-1800.
- Kevin McCloud
There will never be great architects or architecture without great patrons.
- Edwin Lutyens
Revived in this country the long forgotten beauties of Gothic architecture.
- James Wyatt
I loved medieval architecture when I was very small; I don't know why.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.
- Henry David Thoreau
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
- Frank Gehry
The difference between good and bad architecture is the time you spend on it.
- David Chipperfield
I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale.
- Brad Pitt
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson
I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.
- Ayn Rand
The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.
- Arthur Erickson
Working off one genius sketch is not the way great architecture should be made.
- Joshua Prince-Ramus
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
- Daniel Libeskind
Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it.
- Arthur Erickson
My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
- Julia Morgan
Princeton is a sublime undergraduate university. It has a good architecture school.
- Emilio Ambasz
To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.
- Le Corbusier
The only job that was ever of interest to me other than filmmaking is architecture.
- Christopher Nolan
The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story.
- Joel Coen
I'd like to do a lot of things - whether in design or architecture or business.
- Caroline Wozniacki
The Internet has created an incredible democratization of the architecture industry.
- Cameron Sinclair
Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life.
- Arne Jacobsen
My hope is that light, flexible architecture might bring about a new and open society.
- Frei Otto
I've always seen architecture as a healing art, not just as a beautification art.
- James Polshek
I love '70s organic architecture. I am very influenced by the time when I grew up.
- Alexandre de Betak
Modern architecture needed to be part of an evolutionary, not a revolutionary, process.
- I. M. Pei
I like to think about machines and technology in relation to landscape and architecture.
- Antoine Predock
Britain loves a bargain, but you don't get good, lasting architecture on the cheap.
- David Chipperfield
I was always really geeky about design and buildings. Always into architecture as a kid.
- Aldis Hodge
In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route.
- Charles Eames
In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35, you're older than most of the buildings.
- Delia Ephron
In fact, it will be very easy to climb the building because of its shape and architecture.
- Alain Robert
The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture.
- Helmut Jahn
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
- Le Corbusier
There is little in the architecture of a city that is more beautifully designed than a tree.
- Jaime Lerner
The building of the architecture of a novel - the craft of it - is something I never tire of.
- John Irving
Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building.
- Arthur Erickson
Istanbul is inspiring because it has its own code of architecture, literature, poetry, music.
- Christian Louboutin
The substance of fictional architecture is not bricks and mortar but evanescent consciousness.
- John Updike
I'm a designer, which includes interiors, architecture, fashion, furniture, and lifestyle.
- Kelly Wearstler
For a long time, nobody had figured out Information Architecture, so we all just made stuff up.
- Jeffrey Zeldman
I don't find Hollywood interesting, so I'm thinking of studying architecture instead.
- Hayden Christensen
The imperial vastness of late Roman architecture was made possible by the invention of concrete.
- Iain McGilchrist
I think the artistic side of architecture was natural to me. My mother was an artist and a poet.
- I. M. Pei
I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.
- Catherine Deneuve
Architecture is not merely national but clearly has local ties in that it is rooted in the earth.
- Alvar Aalto
I don't build because I am an architect. I can make true architecture because I do not build.
- Leon Krier
A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.
- Helmut Jahn
The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning.
- Arthur Erickson
I am exhausted by traditional memoir. I am exhausted by the architecture of the conventional novel.
- David Shields
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
- Antoni Gaudi
A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.
- Christian Dior
In architecture, Palladio is the game. It means hard thought all through - if it is labored, it fails.
- Edwin Lutyens
The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.
- Adolf Loos
In general, Tor architecture is not suited for protecting anonymity of long-term, popular web services.
- Alex Biryukov
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.
- Ernest Dimnet
The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics.
- Jay Chiat
As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost.
- Harry von Zell
I don't really get into architecture in the hotel room. But maybe a little Feng Shui here and there.
- Drew Barrymore
If I weren't involved with food, I'd be working in architecture. Design is that critical to me.
- Alice Waters
I take a lot from everywhere. I take from music, architecture, novels, and plays. Anywhere that hits you.
- Alex Winter
The team architecture means setting up an organization that helps people produce that great work in teams.
- Jay Chiat