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" Mies van der Rohe's architecture and modern architecture in general suffered from not only being repetitive, but not explaining to the populous what the different rooms were for. "
" Architecture is unnecessarily difficult. It's very tough. "
" The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture. "
" The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. "
Federico Garcia Lorca
" So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent, as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent. "
" I've always seen architecture as a healing art, not just as a beautification art. "
" A lasting architecture has to have roots. "
I. M. Pei
" I would like to use architecture to create bonds between people who live in cities, and even use it to recover the communities that used to exist in every single city. "
" I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning. "
" I find the aristocratic parts of London so unattractive and angular; the architecture is so white and gated. But in New York, it's different - even uptown it's really grand, and there's no real segregation there. It's all mixed up. "
" My guilty pleasure is I like to watch a lot of HGTV. I really like watching design shows about houses, like extreme homes. Like buying a bridge and turning it into a house or something like that. I really am interested in home design or something like that... architecture. "
" I remember coming back to the U.K. after spending five months in Charlotte for 'Homeland,' and I just found myself just wandering around London. There's nothing like it - the buildings, the architecture, the sense of history, the sense of culture - there really is nothing like it. "
" My assumption was that all indigenous architecture would be more fractal. My reasoning was that all indigenous architecture tends to be organized from the bottom up. As it turns out, though, my reasoning was wrong. "
" The problem of architecture has always been the same throughout time. Its authentic quality is reached through its proportions, and the proportions cost nothing. In fact, most of them are proportions among things, not the things themselves. Art is almost always a question of proportions. "
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
" I see music as fluid architecture. "
" The thing about Chicago is that it really isn't like any other place. The architecture and the layout of the city are the best. I'm from the Midwest, and consider myself a Midwesterner. I feel most at home there. I love California. I have great friends in California. I just have always considered Illinois to be home. "
" Architecture begins where engineering ends. "
" 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. "
" Half of architecture students are women, and you see respected, established female architects all the time. "
" As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost. "
Harry von Zell
" The building's identity resided in the ornament. "
" We don't believe we've solved the multicore-programming problem. But we think we've built an environment in which a certain class of problems can take advantage of the multicore architecture. "
" Architecture is a special kind of career that showcases the accumulations of culture, time, and history. "
" We have to base architecture on the environment. "
" I could be happy doing something like architecture. It would involve another couple of years of graduate school, but that's what I studied in college. That's what I always wanted to do. "
" Working off one genius sketch is not the way great architecture should be made. "
" 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. "
" Architecture is a service business. An architect is given a program, budget, place, and schedule. Sometimes the end product rises to art - or at least people call it that. "
" I grew up in a modernist house, in a modernist culture. There was a love for modernism everywhere - the furniture, the books, the food, even the cutlery. So I learned very early to appreciate the value of design and the value of architecture. "
" Architecture is the art of how to waste space. "
" Science is a victim of its own reductive metaphors: 'Big Bang,' 'selfish gene' and so on. Richard Dawkins' selfish gene fitted with the Thatcherite politics of the time. It should actually be the 'altruistic gene,' but he'd never have sold as many books with a title like that. "