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In architecture the pride of man his triumph over gravitation his will to power assume a visible form. Architecture is a sort of oratory of power by means of forms.
Pictures deface walls oftener than they decorate them.
The flowering of geometry.
The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.
Early in life I had to choose between arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.
No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.
A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us.
A house can have integrity, just like a person, ' said Roark, 'and just as seldom.
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
I love doing it. Every building is like a person. Single and unrepeatable.
They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar
I call architecture frozen music.
A city is not an accident but the result of coherent visions and aims.
I don't know what London's coming to — the higher the buildings the lower the morals.
Architecture is a continuing dialogue between generations which creates an environment across time.
Why can't we have those curves and arches that express feeling in design? What is wrong with them? Why has everything got to be vertical straight unbending only at right angles - and functional?
You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe - when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that.
To be an architect is to possess an individual voice speaking a generally understood language of form.
The materials of city planning are sky space trees steel and cement in that order and in that hierarchy.
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
Buildings should be good neighbours.
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
If architecture is, as is sometimes said, music set in concrete, then football and basketball may be said to be creativity embodied in team sports.
A building is a string of events belonging together.
Good architecture is like a piece of beautifully composed music crystallized in space that elevates our spirits beyond the limitation of time.
Architecture (is) a theatre stage setting where the leading actors are the people and to dramatically direct the dialogue between these people and space is the technique of designing.
I want to bring out the best in a community and contribute something of permanent value.
I saw the bathroom fixtures as a kind of American Trinity.
Perspective is worth 80 I.Q. points.
We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
The architect, like other workers in our endeavor, is facing the inevitability of a change of profession: he [sic] will no longer be a builder of forms alone, but a builder of complete ambiances.
Light God's eldest daughter is a principal beauty in a building.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space. Living, Changing, New. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, only today can be given form. Only such architecture is creative.
On both sides of the highway I could see the rows of little frame houses, all alike, as if there were only one architect in the city and he had a magnificent obsession.
No architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
Society needs a good image of itself. That is the job of the architect.
Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together.
An arch never sleeps.
Develop an infallible technique and then place yourself at the mercy of inspiration.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls but in the space within to be lived in.
Good architecture lets nature in.
Architecture should be dedicated to keeping the outside out and the inside in.
Writing on architecture is not like history or poetry.
How can we expect our students to become bold and fearless in thought and action if we encase them in sentimental shrines feigning a culture which has long since disappeared?
The house does not frame the view: it projects the beholder into it.
Architecture is space structured to serve man and to move him.
Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room a room in a house a house in an environment an environment in a city plan.