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" A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress. "
" America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people. "
" I love Sutton House in Clapton, a beautiful example of Tudor architecture. "
" Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great. "
" Princeton is a sublime undergraduate university. It has a good architecture school. "
" Architecture is a technology. And it's involved in all of the different networks of systems that produce architecture - including politics, economics, social and cultural conditions. So architecture is already in technology. "
" The Internet has created an incredible democratization of the architecture industry. "
" Splendid architecture, the love of your life, an old friend... they can all go drifting by unseen if you're not careful. "
" After my schooling, I was not thrilled by the idea of treading the usual doctor-engineer line. I wanted to pursue something artistic, and I was good at drawing. The options before me were architecture, fashion, and interior designing. "
" There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything. "
" A building that has great environmental responsibility is a political animal in a way because it becomes promotional of a cause. I think that kind of advocacy through architecture is really good. "
" Prolonged endurance tames the bold. "
" Att our MIT lab, there are people from diverse backgrounds like architecture, psychology, and philosophy, giving a holistic touch to the creation of any technology we may have in mind. "
" My hope is that light, flexible architecture might bring about a new and open society. "
" And when an architect has designed a house with large windows, which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very deep houses, then curtains come to play a big role in architecture. "
" I believe that architecture is fundamentally a public space where people can gather and communicate, think about the history, think about the lives of human beings, or the world. "
" I have a traditional view of the afterlife... heaven, hell and judgments. But the accounts of those places are scant, and I believe it's on purpose. We aren't supposed to try to figure out the architecture of the afterlife, since the big game is here in this life. "
" Britain loves a bargain, but you don't get good, lasting architecture on the cheap. "
" I've always liked traveling around Europe and seeing the architecture. The buildings in capital cities have been there for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years. Some look better than the new ones. "
" It was my interest in happiness that led me to the subject of habits, and of course, the study of habits is really the study of happiness. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. "
" Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture. "
" It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time. "
David Allan Coe
" Architecture adds dimensions to my life that would be impossible to acquire if I retired. The beautiful thing about architecture is that every project is brand new. I am forced to renew myself with every project. Isn't that wonderful? "
" Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms. "
" If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company. "
" Tension is an interesting quality - and architecture must have it. There should be elements of the inexplicable, the mysterious, and the poetic in something that is perfectly rational. "
" I call architecture frozen music. "
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
" Our overriding goal in restructuring our financial architecture should be that taxpayers never again have to save a failing financial institution. "
" What is being called the UN 'gender architecture' is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality. "
" When I was 18, I lived in Greenwich Village, New York, for nine months. At that time, I wanted to change the world, not through architecture, but through painting. I lived the artist's life, mingling with poets and writers, and working as a waiter. I was intrigued by the aliveness of the city. "
Christian de Portzamparc
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" Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is about how you place the object on the person. "