Architect - Architecture Quotes

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

Architecture never lies. It invariably expresses both its own era and the character of the men who build it and… this was a restless, showy architecture, the architecture of an age and a city that felt they need never stop going, that there wasn’t a “too far.” The glorious skyline would look completely different a […]

Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.

Architecture is the work of nations.

Greek genius… Then we have it once more in their architecture, a beauty as of temperance itself, limited to the straight line and the square, – a builded geometry.

When we build, let us think that we build for ever.

Wren’s achievement is unique, it is wholly and completely of his soil and time. It is the epitome of an age which could confidently attempt to replace the lost ideals of the past by the newly discovered criteria of its present; an age which could glory in the belief that the advance from the ‘superstitions’ […]

Always design a thing by considering it in its larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.

Too many stairs and back doors make thieves and whores.

Philip Johnson made a famous statement about one of those magazines that photographs the extravagant homes, sumptuous apartments and unbelievable furniture of the wealthy. He said the magazines were pornography for architects. When you think about it, almost everything in American life is pornography for some special group, whether its car buffs or house buffs […]