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" Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all. "
" A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature. "
" Never talk to a client about architecture. Talk to him about his children. That is simply good politics. he will not understand what you have to say about architecture most of the time. "
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
" What makes architecture extraordinary is that you're looking at the building, but your peripheral vision is also seeing how it fits within a space. And it's seeing more than one part of the building at one time. "
" It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect. "
" Historically, in the world of architecture, enormous amounts of care and energy have been lavished on things that are almost a cliched idea of culture. "
" Every building is a prototype. No two are alike. "
" There's a Danish architecture firm called BIG. I love architecture, and I always check out their work; they're very good at reimagining the way we live. They put the human experience as the focus, with access to air and outdoor space. "
" The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines. "
" Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul. "
" Architecture is about experience: not only visual but also what you can touch, what you can feel. "
" 'Station to Station' came out of a sense of urgency - a sense that culture, be it art, film or architecture, has become so compartmentalised. For this project, we wanted to break that and create a language that is more nomadic and less materialistic and really empowering for the creators and the audience. "
" The oldest book I have is a treatise on architecture from the 17th century. "
" 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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" I was studying architecture at Berkeley when my father passed away in 2007. We knew he had cancer, but we didn't expect it to escalate so rapidly. In my mind, it was like, 'He'll pull through.' When he didn't, I didn't understand. I was 21, and my best friend had died. "
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
" In art or architecture your project is only done when you say it's done. If you want to rip it apart at the eleventh hour and start all over again, you never finish. I was one of those crazy creatures. "
" 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
" I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention. "
" I've always seen architecture as a healing art, not just as a beautification art. "
" If architecture is, as is sometimes said, music set in concrete, then football and basketball may be said to be creativity embodied in team sports. "
" I have at last admitted that not only was I angry with my mother, but, in fact, I wanted to destroy her as a child. And I was so concerned to be a woman who was different from my mother that I had this vast architecture of rules. "
" Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward Heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith. "
" I think people care. If not, why do so many people spend money going on vacations to see architecture? They go to the Parthenon, to Chartres, to the Sydney Opera House. They go to Bilbao... Something compels them, and yet we live surrounded by everything but great architecture. "
" At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture. "
" Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. "
" I got a New York designer to build my dream store here, which is a little bit of Florence in New York. It's like the Duomo on Madison. I got inspired by Santa Maria Novella and all the Renaissance architecture. "
" I call architecture frozen music. "
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
" I have an architecture degree; that's what my college degree is in. And that sucked. I started doing Web and CD-ROM development really early on, and then that grew into being an art director and doing advertising work. "
" Istanbul is inspiring because it has its own code of architecture, literature, poetry, music. "
" Architecture has its place in the concrete world. This is where it exists. This is where it makes its statement. "
" I think that narrative, fiction filmmaking is the culmination of several art forms: theater, art history, architecture. Whereas doc filmmaking is more pure cinema, like cinema verite is film in its purest form. "