Architect - Architecture Quotes

I am the innovator. I am the originator. I am the emancipator. I am the architect of rock ‘n’ roll.

I don’t think that architects have lived up to their duty. As well as their privilege.

Organic means, in a philosophic sense, entity. Where the whole is to the part and the part is to the whole. Where the nature of the materials, the nature of the purpose, the nature of the entire performance becomes a necessity and out of that comes what significance you can give the building as a […]

If we have to talk about architecture, I want to do it, but I don’t want to do it under the name of Jeanneret. I said “I will take the name of… of a great… of a maternal ancestor, Le Corbusier [sic] and I will sign my architectural articles Le Corbusier.”

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.

Man builds no structure which outlives a book.

I think Ms. (Marilyn) Monroe’s architecture is extremely good architecture.

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. The size of the project means little in art, beyond the money matter. It is the quality of the character that really counts.

Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture.

No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.