Quotes of Top 35 Most Popular Architecture Quotes

Architecture Quotes


Forests were the first temples of God and in forests men grasped their first idea of architecture.
James C. Snyder

The door handle is the handshake of the building.
Juhani Pallasmaa

A house can have integrity, just like a person,' said Roark, 'and just as seldom.
Ayn Rand

A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit.
Ezra Pound

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Winston Churchill

Cheops' Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.
Robert A. Heinlein

I don't know what London's coming to — the higher the buildings the lower the morals.
Noël Coward

We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst — you need them both.
Karl Lagerfeld

A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. 
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves. 
Julia Morgan

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness. 
Frank Gehry

Whatever good things we build end up building us. 
Jim Rohn

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. 
Winston Churchill

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. 
Coco Chanel

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins. 
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design. Stephen Gardiner

Architecture is the thoughtful making of space. 
Louis Kahn

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over. 
Ernest Hemingway

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

Architecture begins where engineering ends. 
Walter Gropius

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one. 
Luis Barragan

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it. 
Daniel Libeskind

Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings. Vitruvius

They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar
Henry David Thoreau

The secret of architectural excellence is to translate the proportions of a dachshund into bricks, mortar and marble.
Christopher Wren

It is new design by architects versus world revolution by political leadership.
R. Buckminster Fuller

I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale. 
Brad Pitt

Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall.
The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall.
Louis Kahn

Architecture is what nature cannot make.
Architecture is something unnatural but not something made up.
Louis Kahn

Like medicine (architecture) must move from the curative to the preventive.
Cedric Price

Architecture must concern itself continually with the socially beneficial distortion of the environment.
Cedric Price

...architects (should) involve themselves continuously in anticipatory design as recommended by Buckminster Fuller
Cedric Price

C.P. Office sees its particular product (buildings) as the readily recognisable parts of its continuous design process.
Cedric Price

I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity.
I.M. Pei

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