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" 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
" Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process. "
" Shoe design is like architecture - with the finest structure and tight, precise seams, it suits my obsessive neatness. "
" I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me. "
" The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture. "
" Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life. "
" Technology is rooted in the past. It dominates the present and tends into the future. It is a real historical movement - one of the great movements which shape and represent their epoch. "
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
" Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks, we must participate in the political struggle. "
" 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. "
" Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building. "
" The Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio comes from afar. Our land has a millennial history of emigrations: master masons, architects, builders, decorators, plasterers, artists from the world of building. "
" If you look at the architecture of Washington, D.C., it is not by mistake that the dome over the Capitol is the very center of the federal city. The White House and the Supreme Court are set about us, satellites to the supreme power of the people expressed in the legislative authority of Congress. "
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
" I am exhausted by traditional memoir. I am exhausted by the architecture of the conventional novel. "
" I like to think about machines and technology in relation to landscape and architecture. "
" Architecture is restricted to such a limited vocabulary. A building is either a high-rise or a perimeter block or a town house. "
" 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. "
" The only job that was ever of interest to me other than filmmaking is architecture. "
" Architecture is the reaching out for the truth. "
" When it becomes economically possible, building will become montage. "
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
" 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. "
" Architecture is involved with the world, but at the same time it has a certain autonomy. This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal. They operate within the terms of the work, like any art. "
" I love antique architecture, so if I have any indulgences, I have owned and renovated and reconstructed a lot of old houses. "
" The Classic games were Classic because, like classical music or architecture, they strove to give life and weight to ideals of order and proportion, to provide a vision of timelessness. In 'Double Dragon,' we can see the cracks in the brick, the mold growing on the drainage pipes, the unmistakable deterioration of the world we live in. "
D. B. Weiss
" I went into architecture a little as 'Peck's Bad Boy.' It allowed me to be a critic in a socially condoned way. "
" 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. "
" The body moves through space every day, and in architecture in cities that can be orchestrated. Not in a dictatorial fashion, but in a way of creating options, open-ended sort of personal itineraries within a building. And I see that as akin to cinematography or choreography, where episodic movement, episodic moments, occur in dance and film. "
" Gothic architecture requires individual craftsmanship. The wish to create an enclosed world for the congregation gives rise in Gothic architecture to the need to create something wherein the activity of the congregation plays a part. "
" As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost. "
Harry von Zell
" 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. "
" 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. "
" The basic architecture of Dodd-Frank makes sense. At the same time, as a number of regulators and legislators have observed, the act was a complex effort that produced thousands of pages of rules. "
James P. Gorman