Quotes on Architecture and Architects

Quotes on Architecture and Architects

The postwar architecture is the accountant’s revenge on the prewar businessman’s dreams. Rem Koolhaas


 If we build in the desert, let the house know the desert and the desert be proud of the house. Frank Lloyd Wright


Architect: One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money. Ambrose Bierce


We shape our buildings. Thereafter they shape us. Winston Churchill


Less is more. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


Less is a bore. Robert Venturi, in response to Mies van der Rohe’s credo


The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man’s life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence. Eero Saarinen


Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form, and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived. Frank Lloyd Wright


Architecture is the will of an epoch transplanted into space. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light. Le Corbusier


It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don’t wrap fish in our work. Hugh Newell Jacobsen


The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines. Frank Lloyd Wright


Architecture begins where engineering ends. Walter Gropius

Well, back to the drawing board. Peter Arno

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