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" A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom. "
" Architecture is not merely national but clearly has local ties in that it is rooted in the earth. "
" Architecture is a slow business, and city planning even slower. "
" To go back to architecture, what's organic about architecture as a field, unlike product design, is this whole issue of holism and of monumentality is really our realm. Like, we have to design things which are coherent as a single object, but also break down into small rooms and have an identity of both the big scale and the small scale. "
" Architecture is always political. "
" Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. "
" I never talked about architecture with my father, which I regret. "
" I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year. "
" The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see. "
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" The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house. "
" For my first apartment, when I was first married, I went to the lumberyard and bought stuff and made couches. My then-wife made cushions. I was really very interested in furniture. I was in school for architecture, but I had to live, and making furniture was different from designing buildings, which I couldn't do for myself. "
" I've spent a lot of very happy times in Edinburgh as a result of playing virtually every festival since 1996. It's also a beautiful city in its own right, is walkable, within sight of the sea and mountains - and was too far north for the Luftwaffe to have done any damage, hence the spectacularly beautiful architecture. "
" Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice. "
" Architecture can't fully represent the chaos and turmoil that are part of the human personality, but you need to put some of that turmoil into the architecture, or it isn't real. "
" Art is very tricky because it's what you do for yourself. It's much harder for me to make those works than the monuments or the architecture. "
" The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture. "
" There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. "
" Aside from keeping the rain out and producing some usable space, architecture is nothing but a special-effects machine that delights and disturbs the senses. "
" Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves. "
" Every problem is super-interesting and has its own nuances, and you solve it today, but you try to solve it with an architecture. You build a machine to solve the problems that are like it later. And then you move on to the next. "
" The Internet has created an incredible democratization of the architecture industry. "
" What if we treat the high-rise like a mountain, or we have gardens in the sky, or waterfalls? I think that's the most challenging thing I want to try in my architecture. "
" The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally. "
" I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning. "
" Zaha Hadid's Maxxi Museum is proof that Rome and contemporary architecture are no longer a paradox. The building is characteristic Hadid - with curving lines and organic shapes - and the permanent collection already boasts works by Francesco Clemente, William Kentridge, and Gerhard Richter. "
" If you look at the architecture of Washington, D.C., it is not by mistake that the dome over the Capitol is the very center of the federal city. The White House and the Supreme Court are set about us, satellites to the supreme power of the people expressed in the legislative authority of Congress. "
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
" Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise. "
" A pool at the edge of the ocean is the simplest geometry, yet you feel connected to the sea. In a forest with the mountains in the background, you also feel the connection to nature, yet it's a very complex geometry. I think architecture is about controlling these feelings. "
" Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins. "
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
" People are moving into modes of participation and self-generation, which apply to everything from museums and television to architecture. "
" Architecture students are generally given theoretical projects, often located at distant locations, and told to come up with a design. "