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" Once I got out of architecture school I decided not to be an architect, I just started my own little design studio. "
" Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all. "
" With vocal and choral music, first and foremost, it's the text. Not only do I need to serve the text, but the text - when I'm doing it right - acts as the perfect 'blueprint', and all the architecture is there. The poet has done the heavy lifting, so my job is to find the soul of the poem and then somehow translate that into music. "
" 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. "
" A lasting architecture has to have roots. "
I. M. Pei
" I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work. "
" I wanted to be a pilot, but I was always drawing bodies. When I realised I wanted to pursue something creative, my parents pushed me towards architecture. "
" The artistic part of us all - I think that the easiest way to appreciate this - is through architecture. Architecture is very impressive; the beauty of buildings, temples. "
" I love architecture, but I learned early on that architects just don't make a lot of money. "
" About 1998, when 'Wide World of Sports' and the 'Footy Show' came to an end for me, I couldn't type. When I started architecture, it was a very aesthetic, creative, an almost art process, where lettering and thick line were how you expressed yourself on the paper. "
" In a way, architecture is about communication. That's an aspect of the discipline that is somewhat lacking, and there's definitely room for more progression into that area. I suppose that gives me a bit of a different edge. I'm also very, very used to doing a lot of exhaustive research and finding interesting information from different sources. "
" I had it drummed into me from an early age that personalizing everything was not a good thing. Besides, I don't think that kind of commodity-driven system makes for the most productive architecture. "
" Cost overruns are not uncommon in architecture, particularly for designs that depart from structural or technological norms, or demand a finer quality of execution than commercial schemes - conditions typical of buildings for cultural institutions. Budgets are exceeded for many reasons, not all of them within an architect's control. "
" Although we're architects, we believe we do culture; architecture is culture, and the topics we tackle will always arise a broader debate. "
" Let us together create the new building of the future, which will be everything in one form: architecture and sculpture and painting. "
" The thing is that when you are a director, you need to be involved in a lot of different fields. You must be a psychologist, an architecture expert; you must be a choreographer. "
" Architecture is a technology. And it's involved in all of the different networks of systems that produce architecture - including politics, economics, social and cultural conditions. So architecture is already in technology. "
" All architecture has a public nature, I believe, so I would like to make a public space. "
" There is no sadder tale in the annals of architecture than the virtual disappearance of the defining architectural form of the Modern Movement - publicly sponsored housing. "
" There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. "
Gilbert K. Chesterton
" When I was young and used to look at Chinese architecture, there was no clear definition between what was landscaping and what was architecture. "
" Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns. "
" I always say, 'If you're planning on seeing our movie, don't look at any more of the materials.' "
" Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space. "
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
" Our subliminal mental processes operate outside awareness because they arise in these portions of our mind that are inaccessible to our conscious self; their inaccessibility is due to the architecture of the brain rather than because they have been subject to Freudian motivational forces like repression. "
" An established property can be a blessing and a challenge. On one hand you have all those fans of the original that you can pick up with and continue on with but then you have a lot of people out there who haven't seen the first and might feel like this isn't a movie for them because of that. "
" The architecture scene in China is the most open and free climate compared to many other places. You can find many opportunities. "
" Aside from keeping the rain out and producing some usable space, architecture is nothing but a special-effects machine that delights and disturbs the senses. "
" For me, architecture is not just creating a space to protect people but to make them dream as well. "
" Architecture students are generally given theoretical projects, often located at distant locations, and told to come up with a design. "