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" Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being. "
" I love '70s organic architecture. I am very influenced by the time when I grew up. "
Alexandre de Betak
" Quebec City is the most European of any city in North America; they speak French all the time. There is a part of town called Old Quebec which is really like being in France. The architecture is just gorgeous, food, shopping. I'd say Quebec City is the most beautiful city in North America I've seen. "
" I think architecture should be a stage, not something too material - more of an environment, not a product. "
" Ever since childhood, I've been interested in history and myth. Not just the facts and figures of the past, but everything that contributes to shape our perception of an age: architecture, art, literature and so forth. "
" We have to base architecture on the environment. "
" The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don't count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the growth will go on. "
" Cost overruns are not uncommon in architecture, particularly for designs that depart from structural or technological norms, or demand a finer quality of execution than commercial schemes - conditions typical of buildings for cultural institutions. Budgets are exceeded for many reasons, not all of them within an architect's control. "
" Architecture is a special kind of career that showcases the accumulations of culture, time, and history. "
" The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture. "
" The secret of good architecture is having more than meets the eye. "
" Cities are the greatest creations of humanity. "
" Doctrines provide an architecture for both Republican and Democrat presidents to carry out policies. "
" There's nothing Dutch about my architecture. "
" Princeton is a sublime undergraduate university. It has a good architecture school. "
" The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics. "
" I don't build because I am an architect. I can make true architecture because I do not build. "
" My architecture tends to be legible, light and flexible. You can read it. You look at a building, and you can see how it is constructed. I put the structure outside. "
" I enjoy art, architecture, museums, churches and temples; anything that gives me insight into the history and soul of the place I'm in. I can also be a beach bum - I like to laze in the shade of a palm tree with a good book or float in a warm sea at sundown. "
" I got into this little habit of architecture and building. I designed a house in Colorado and one in Hawaii. The idea is supposed to be build and sell - but then I can never bring myself to sell them. "
" People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train. "
" If you examine this, I think that you will find that it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture. "
" Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art. "
" I studied fine arts and architecture, but I decided to move into movie design because I grew up in a small town in the Marche region and spent a lot of time after school in the movie theater. "
" Architecture was pretty much the sexiest thing to be doing from 1700-1800. "
" There are a lot of questions about whether architecture is art. The people who ask that think pretty tract houses are architecture. But that doesn't hold up. "
" In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function. "
" No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple. "
" Architecture is particularly difficult for women; there's no reason for it to be. I don't want to blame men or society, but I think it was for a long time, the clients were men, the building industry is all male. "
" Architecture, by definition, is always standing still. "
" Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul. "