"Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building."
"Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic."
"Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together."
"Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life."
"Architecture is the art of how to waste space."
"Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition."
"A house is a machine for living in."
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."
"One my favorite things is to go to the provinces of Russia and see the 18th century wood churches with the onion dome architecture. These humble wonders of incredible imagination of architects that were obviously not living in places like Paris or London, but they've created these amazing churches."
Andre Leon Talley
"Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul."
"The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture."
"A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive."
"An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site."
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves."
"Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all."
"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness."
"As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost."
Harry von Zell
"Buildings should serve people, not the other way around."
"But the building's identity resided in the ornament."
"Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy."
"Cities are the greatest creations of humanity."
"At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture."
"Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins."
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light."
"Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea."
"Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise."
"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."
"Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture."
"Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture."
"Mind you, I've always been musical... Mother used to sit me on her knee and I'd whisper, 'Mummy, Mummy, sing me a lullaby do,' and she'd say: 'Certainly my angel, my wee bundle of happiness, hold my beer while I fetch me banjo.'"