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" The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture. "
" There's a snobbery at work in architecture. The subject is too often treated as a fine art, delicately wrapped in mumbo-jumbo. In reality, it's an all-embracing discipline taking in science, art, maths, engineering, climate, nature, politics, economics. "
" 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. "
" When I think of some of my earlier work, it really seems a fortunate coincidence that I succeeded. "
" 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. "
" We think of enterprise architecture as the process we use for fully describing and mapping business functionality and business requirements and relating them to information systems requirements. "
" Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place? "
" I really love Miami, but I don't think the architecture matches the city. It's a bit too commercial. "
" Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest. "
" The only job that was ever of interest to me other than filmmaking is architecture. "
" Although we're architects, we believe we do culture; architecture is culture, and the topics we tackle will always arise a broader debate. "
" 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. "
" Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator. "
" There's a Danish architecture firm called BIG. I love architecture, and I always check out their work; they're very good at reimagining the way we live. They put the human experience as the focus, with access to air and outdoor space. "
" For me, though, the fun is over when I get the job. "
" I never studied sculpture, engineering or architecture. In fact, after college I applied to seven art schools and was rejected by all seven. "
" Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture. "
" I love antique architecture, so if I have any indulgences, I have owned and renovated and reconstructed a lot of old houses. "
" 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. "
" Architecture adds dimensions to my life that would be impossible to acquire if I retired. The beautiful thing about architecture is that every project is brand new. I am forced to renew myself with every project. Isn't that wonderful? "
" 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'm inspired by many things, from landscapes to textiles. Art and architecture always influence my design process. "
" Sand dunes are almost like ready-made buildings in a way. All we need to do is solidify the parts that we need to be solid, and then excavate the sand, and we have our architecture. We can either excavate it by hand, or we can have the wind excavate it for us. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great. "
" Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years, so increasingly there is a discrepancy between the acceleration of culture and the continuing slowness of architecture. "
" 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. "
" In a place like the Greek Theater in L.A., to try and create a close connection with the audience seems almost antithetical to the architecture of the building. "
" We prefer synthetic rather than natural materials. Natural products are almost too valuable. Wood is much harder to produce than metal. And metal is recyclable, while wood isn't. "
" Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design. "