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" In a society that celebrates the inessential, architecture can put up a resistance, counteract the waste of forms and meanings and speak its own language. "
" I don't see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture, as long as they are done properly. "
" I hope you will understand that architecture has nothing to do with the inventions of forms. It is not a playground for children, young or old. Architecture is the real battleground of the spirit. "
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
" 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. "
" I am but an architectural composer. "
Alexander Jackson Davis
" Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. "
" I never talked about architecture with my father, which I regret. "
" As the OLPC laptop was getting ready to go into mass production in 2007, many executives approached me wanting the screen that I invented, and the laptop architecture that I co-invented, for their new laptops, cell phones, and other devices. "
Mary Lou Jepsen
" I left science, then I went into art, but I approach things very analytically. I choose to pursue both art and architecture as completely separate fields rather than merging them. "
" Revived in this country the long forgotten beauties of Gothic architecture. "
" I love the architecture magazines and all of the French magazines for decoration or whatever. I end up enjoying them more sometimes than the fashion magazines. "
" I studied architecture in New York. So, really I was very moved, like everyone else, to try to contribute something that has that resonance and profundity of it means to all of us. "
" Each new situation requires a new architecture. "
" I design for the use of a building and the place and for the people who use it... the reputation for arrogance comes because when work is offered to me, I look whether I can find a genuine interest in quality. "
" I went into architecture a little as 'Peck's Bad Boy.' It allowed me to be a critic in a socially condoned way. "
" Architecture has always been a very idealistic profession. It's about making the world a better place, and it works over the generations because people go on vacation and they look for it. "
" I don't separate architecture, design, or culture. What's more important is a language of creativity that carries meaning. "
" The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story. "
" The Bauhaus strives to bring together all creative effort into one whole, to reunify all the disciplines of practical art - sculpture, painting, handicrafts, and crafts - as inseparable components of a new architecture. "
" I think the chance of finding beauty is higher if you don't work on it directly. Beauty in architecture is driven by practicality. This is what you learn from studying the old townscapes of the Swiss farmers. "
" Chicago's one of the rare places where architecture is more visible. "
" Architecture produces a musical mood in our inner being, and we notice that even though the elements of architecture and music appear to be so alien in the outer world, through this musical mood engendered in us, our experience of architecture brings about a reconciliation, a balance between these two elements. "
" The truth be told, the World Trade Center was neither a very good work of architecture nor a very successful piece of urbanism. Its shortcomings were somewhat mitigated by the westward and southward expansion of the World Financial Center and Battery Park City during the 1980s. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" The overall experience Skype provided was superior to other folks because of the underlying architecture and the ability to provide a superior experience. "
" '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. "
" I truly believe that the great heroes that create the history of architecture are people who take risks and write to tell about it. "
" I don't believe that classical architecture is enough to engage people anymore. They say: 'So what else is new?' "
" Let us together create the new building of the future, which will be everything in one form: architecture and sculpture and painting. "
" Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design. "