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" Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became. "
" To work in architecture you are so much involved with society, with politics, with bureaucrats. It's a very complicated process to do large projects. You start to see the society, how it functions, how it works. Then you have a lot of criticism about how it works. "
" Jobs offshoring began with manufacturing, but the rise of the high-speed Internet made it possible to move offshore tradable professional skills, such as software engineering, information technology, various forms of engineering, architecture, accounting, and even the medical reading of MRIs and CT-Scans. "
Paul Craig Roberts
" Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it's a way of - for me, it's a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city. "
" People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train. "
" Seeing architecture differently from the way you see the rest of life is a bit weird. I believe one should be consistent in all that one does, from the books you read to the way you bring up your children. Everything you do is connected. "
" In the '60s when I was a student, there was this campaign to destroy 75 percent of the old buildings in Paris, replacing them with modern architecture. I realized this as a dangerous utopia. This modern vision did not understand the richness of the city. Thankfully, such destruction did not happen. "
Christian de Portzamparc
" The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it's magical. "
" Church architecture describes visually the idea of the sacred, which is a fundamental need of man. "
" What's interesting about architects is, we always have tried to justify beauty by looking to nature, and arguably, beautiful architecture has always been looking at a model of nature. "
" We were kind of arrogant when we started and became really humbled as we were doing architecture. It's really hard to work with budgets and deadlines and all of these collaborators and all of these voices and special interests. "
" The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history. "
" I went to art school in Chicago for a year at Columbia College. I had this whole master plan of getting into sustainable development and green architecture and construction, so I wanted to go to business school and then get my masters in construction and development. "
" A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature. "
" I was a rebel. I never wanted to build. We thought of architecture as intellectually bankrupt and slightly corrupt, and I was always more interested in other forms of discourse. "
" I am immersed in architecture all day, working in my office or teaching. "
" 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. "
" Architecture is the art of how to waste space. "
" When we project the specific organization of the human body into the space outside it, then we have architecture. "
" The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth. "
" The 'International Style of Modernism' came with the advent of building services. In the end, the architecture became like a container space, essentially like a boring box with a basement full of machinery to make it inhabitable. As a result, buildings literally started to look identical all over the planet. "
" 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. "
" Princeton is a sublime undergraduate university. It has a good architecture school. "
" Tel Aviv is new, built on the sand dunes north of Jaffa in the 1890s, about the same time Miami was founded. The cities bear a resemblance in size, site, climate, and architecture, which ranges from the bland to the fancifully bland. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" Instead of using the machine as a metaphor for architecture, as Le Corbusier did, I use the human body. I want the public to know that it's them I'm designing for. "
" Architecture is a special kind of career that showcases the accumulations of culture, time, and history. "
" Architecture is unnecessarily difficult. It's very tough. "
" I don't think architecture should be considered as an art form in the first instance. Whenever I say that, it makes people really angry. But this is a very political profession in the Grecian sense. I believe there have to be reasons for every building, and that the ideas should not be self-referential. "
" Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world. "
Frank Lloyd Wright
" In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route. "
" I don't believe that classical architecture is enough to engage people anymore. They say: 'So what else is new?' "