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Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light: light and shade reveal these forms.
Light creates ambience and feel of a place, as well as the expression of a structure.
The materials of city planning are: sky, space, trees, steel and cement; in that order and that hierarchy.
The purpose of construction is TO MAKE THINGS HOLD TOGETHER; of architecture TO MOVE US.
I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois.
You don't start a revolution by fighting the state but by presenting the solutions.
A house is a machine for living in.
Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city.
Life never stops. The torment of men will be eternal, unless the function of creating and acting and changing, living intensely through each day, be considered an eternal joy.
To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.
The history of architecture is the history of the struggle for light.
The home should be the treasure chest of living.
You know, it is life that is right and the architect who is wrong.
Genius is personal, decided by fate, but it expresses itself by means of system. There is no work of art without system.
The "styles" are a lie.
The present moment is creative, creating with an unheard-of intensity.
Architects everywhere have recognized the need of ... a tool which may be put in the hands of creators of form, with the simple aim ... of making the bad difficult and the good easy.
Belgrade is the ugliest city in the world in the most beautiful place in the world.
By law, all buildings should be white.
Cameras get in the way of seeing.
Vehicular traffic is completely forbidden in the green strips, where tranquility shall reign and the curse of noise shall not penetrate.
The mathematical phenomenon always develops out of simple arithmetic, so useful in everyday life, out of numbers, those weapons of the gods: the gods are there, behind the wall, at play with numbers.
Our world, like a charnel-house, is strewn with the detritus of dead epochs.
It is a question of building which is at the root of the social unrest of today: architecture or revolution.
My research is like my feeling directed towards what is the principal value in the life, the poetry.
Our own epoch is determining, day by day, its own style. Our eyes, unhappily, are unable yet to discern it.
Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan - that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds.
A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.
When does a building actually become a built?
We must kill the street. We shall truly enter into modern town planning only after we have accepted this preliminary determination.
The city that has speed has success.
Considerable sacrifices were demanded of the inhabitants of the machine in order that purely abstract formal development... might be carried as far as possible.
The present moment is creative creating with an unheard-of intensity.
Genius is personal decided by fate but it expresses itself by means of system. There is no work of art without system.
The materials of city planning are sky space trees steel and cement in that order and in that hierarchy.
A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times : It is a beautiful catastrophe.