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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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.
Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward Heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.
It's not new that architecture can profoundly affect a place, sometimes transform it. Architecture and any art can transform a person, even save someone.
My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process.
In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives.
There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.
A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.
The ultimate goal of the architect...is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.
Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.
If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
What is now called 'green architecture' is an opportunistic caricature of a much deeper consideration of the issues related to sustainability that architecture has been engaged with for many years. It was one of the first professions that was deeply concerned with these issues and that had an intellectual response to them.
Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.
What the people are within, the buildings express without.
Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
Leon Battista Alberti
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
My relationship to plants becomes closer and closer. They make me quiet; I like to be in their company.
The possession of arbitrary power has always, the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility, magnanimity, and truth.
Frederick Law Olmsted
He who seeks truth shall find beauty. He who seeks beauty shall find vanity. He who seeks order shall find gratification. He who seeks gratification shall be disappointed. He who considers himself the servant of his fellow beings shall find the joy of self-expression. He who seeks self-expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance.
The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.
It is not possible to make great buildings, or great towns, beautiful places, places where you feel yourself, places where you feel alive, except by following this way. And, as you will see, this way will lead anyone who looks for it to buildings which are themselves as ancient in their form, as the trees and hills, and as our faces are.
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