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" The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions. "
" In Europe, they're more demanding, the ones that rent the build ings. "
" The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present. "
" In the '60s when I was a student, there was this campaign to destroy 75 percent of the old buildings in Paris, replacing them with modern architecture. I realized this as a dangerous utopia. This modern vision did not understand the richness of the city. Thankfully, such destruction did not happen. "
Christian de Portzamparc
" The thing I love about Rome is that is has so many layers. In it, you can follow anything that interests you: town planning, architecture, churches or culture. It's a city rich in antiquity and early Christian treasures, and just endlessly fascinating. There's nowhere else like it. "
" Modern Architecture died in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 15, 1972, at 3.32 p.m. (or thereabouts), when the infamous Pruitt Igoe scheme, or rather several of its slab blocks, were given the final coup de grace by dynamite. "
" 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. "
" There is little in the architecture of a city that is more beautifully designed than a tree. "
" If people want to see Beaux-Arts, it's fine with me. I'm interested in good architecture as anybody else. "
" Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process. "
" When I started designing in school, I discovered that I had a knack for it. I fell completely in love with architecture, and I remain in love with it. "
" I studied fine arts and architecture, but I decided to move into movie design because I grew up in a small town in the Marche region and spent a lot of time after school in the movie theater. "
" The beauty of architecture is it involves work that stretches over a very long time but often starts in one instant, with just one emotion, a kind of instinctual response. "
" Everything about camera movement, about how film was made, shot architecture, and time management... I was horrible at all that. "
" I could have been an architect, but I don't think I'd have been very happy. Nearly all modern architecture is a silly game as far as I can see. "
" In L.A., cinema and television might be seen as more interesting places for architecture than ever before. "
" When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan. "
" I don't think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think. "
" Any work of architecture that has with it some discussion, some polemic, I think is good. It shows that people are interested, people are involved. "
" In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route. "
" Cities are the greatest creations of humanity. "
" The team architecture means setting up an organization that helps people produce that great work in teams. "
" I've always liked traveling around Europe and seeing the architecture. The buildings in capital cities have been there for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years. Some look better than the new ones. "
" 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. "
" There will never be great architects or architecture without great patrons. "
" I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead. "
Gilbert K. Chesterton
" I was interested in theatre, and the only experience that I had in high school was as an actor. But when I got in Conservatoire, my teachers would give me a lot of flack because I wasn't rehearsing my lines; I'd be doing stage management. I was interested in sound. I was interested in architecture. I was interested in every aspect of theatre. "
" In the past, young, talented architects worked together to form a strong social agenda and communicate with a larger audience. That's what today's architecture community should be. "
" Architecture is a discourse; everything is a discourse. Fashion discourse is actually a micro-discourse, because it's centered around the body. It is the most rapidly developing form of discourse. "
" The thing people forget is that the entire world - or, at least, Europe, U.S., transatlantic, Russia, Soviet Union - that security architecture has been in place since 1945 and has been refined. Already, the U.N. charter that everyone signed is that you can't change borders through use of force or even threat of use of force. "
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
" Great architecture of the past was always clear. SFMOMA is still a simple building to understand. "