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" I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away. "
" Architecture was pretty much the sexiest thing to be doing from 1700-1800. "
" Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea. "
" In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function. "
" I initially thought I would be an architect, maybe. So I went to architecture camp and quickly learned that I did not want to be an architect. I was like, 'No. This is not for me.' "
Robin Lord Taylor
" I think I went to Italy initially for the art, architecture, food and history, but I stayed there because of the people in Cortona. "
" I love seeing New York City Ballet from the fourth ring, just seeing the architecture of how these bodies move from above. "
" Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious architecture of the Middle Ages, I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest emotion in any modern Gothic church. "
" I would say that to put architecture in the chain of history, to be able to interpret and understand why we are where we are, is quite crucial. "
" There's a very mathematical, mechanical side to architecture, and I probably lean more toward that aspect of it, though I'm terrible at numbers. But that side appeals to me more than the decorating aspect. "
" Chicago's one of the rare places where architecture is more visible. "
" In L.A., cinema and television might be seen as more interesting places for architecture than ever before. "
" Music, first of all, is completely about abstraction, which is exactly what architecture is not. In a way, it has been incredibly constructive to know what true abstraction is. So you don't fall into the trap of thinking that what you do is abstract. "
" The 20th century is a period defined by cultural and artistic movements. However, the 21st century creative-scape that we occupy now doesn't really have movements in the same way. Instead it's made up of diverse individuals working across various platforms simultaneously; art, architecture, film, music and literature. "
" Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings. "
" There's a technicality to designing and wearing hats. A hat is balancing the proportions of your face; it's like architecture or mathematics. "
" The show is called 'The Office,' and while it focuses on the people, the architecture of the space is very important. "
" You might say that when you step inside, you're entering a honorific space, but that's something totally different than experiencing it. And in architecture the experience comes first. That has the deepest effect on us. "
" 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. "
" The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house. "
" When I went to school at Emerson, I was completely charmed living there and loved the architecture of the Back Bay. "
" As a viewer, that's work I respond to - work that I know is singular in some way. If I'm being challenged by something on screen, if I don't quite know why it's happening, I want to know I can do the work of pulling it apart and that there'll be something satisfactory about it. If the architecture is sound, you can be lyrical in execution. "
" Architecture, by definition, is always standing still. "
" I think the artistic side of architecture was natural to me. My mother was an artist and a poet. "
I. M. Pei
" When I came to America in the '60s, it was the place to be. I wonder if I'd come here today. "
" Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism, I use architecture to reconcile the two. "
" A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive. "
" Architecture is about experience: not only visual but also what you can touch, what you can feel. "
" I object to the hegemony of form in contemporary architecture. We have very advanced technological tools, but ultimately, we create buildings exactly like we used to before: We send the drawings to an engineer and let him struggle with figuring out how to build it. "
" If people want to see Beaux-Arts, it's fine with me. I'm interested in good architecture as anybody else. "
" Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. "