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QUOTES BY ARCHITECTS

  • "I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen." (Frank Lloyd Wright)

  • "I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity." (Leoh Ming Pei)

  • "It is insufficient for architecture today to directly implement an existing building typology; it instead requires architects to carefully examine the whole area with new interventions and programmatic typologies." (Zaha Hadid)

  • "Life is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious." (Daniel Libeskind)

  • "Architecture should speak its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." (Frank Gehry)

  • "I have always believed that what is originally an abuse does not cease to be one by having become customary." (Marc-Antoine Laugier)

  • "A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable." (Louis Kahn)

  • "A museum, ... is a place where one should lose one's hand--and I hope you will lose it." (Renzo Piano)

  • "Each new situation requires a new architecture." (Jean Nouvel)

  • "Each building has to be beautiful, but cheap and fast, but it lasts forever. That is already an incredible battery of seemingly contradictory demands. So yes, I'm definitely perhaps contradictory person, but I operate in very contradictory times." (Rem Koolhaas)

  • "There was a wish to get something exceptional. I also wanted to deliver something technically unique." (Santiago Calatrava)

  • "Less is more." (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

  • "Grand pleases because our soul yearns to embrace the universe." (Etienne-Louis Boullee)

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

  • "Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator." (Antonio Gaudi)

  • "I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex- where it has stood before- and lead the world." (Tadao Ando)

  • "Architecture must be precipitous, fiery, smooth, hard, angular, brutal, round, tender, colorful, obscene, randy, dreamy, en-nearing, distancing, wet, dry and heartstopping." (Coop Himmelblau)