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    Alexander Jackson Davis

    I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.

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    Delia Ephron

    In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35, you're older than most of the buildings.

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    John Ruskin

    We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.

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    Adolf Loos

    Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.

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    Frank Gehry

    Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

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    Julia Morgan

    Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.

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    Louis Kahn

    Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.

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    John Portman

    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.

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    Thom Mayne

    My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.

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    Arthur Erickson

    Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.

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    Frank Lloyd Wright

    Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.

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    Le Corbusier

    Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.

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    Louis Kahn

    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.

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    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.

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    Jimmy Breslin

    Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.

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    Saul Steinberg

    The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.

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    Marcus V. Pollio

    Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.

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    Yoshio Taniguchi

    Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.

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    Michael Ende

    No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical.

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    Alvar Aalto

    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.

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    James Rouse

    For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind.

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    Alvar Aalto

    We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city.

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    Adolf Loos

    The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.

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    Harry Seidler

    The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.

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    Winston Churchill

    We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

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    Stephen Gardiner

    What people want, above all, is order.

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    Arthur Erickson

    Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.

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    Minoru Yamasaki

    We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless.

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    Maya Lin

    I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.

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    Thomas Kempis

    The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.

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    Noel Coward

    The higher the building the lower the morals.

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    Arne Jacobsen

    Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life.

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    John Osborne

    Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.

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    Richard Rogers

    My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people.

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    Robert A. M. Stern

    The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you're talking about building a house, you're talking about dreams.

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    Antonio Gaudi

    Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.

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    Stephen Gardiner

    The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it is part of the outside world.

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    Michael Graves

    In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function.

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    Tadao Ando

    If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.

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    Louis Sullivan

    But the building's identity resided in the ornament.

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    Harry von Zell

    As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost.

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    Enid Nemy

    Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.

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    David Allan Coe

    It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.

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    John Portman

    Buildings should serve people, not the other way around.

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    Le Corbusier

    A house is a machine for living in.

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    Arne Jacobsen

    Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.

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    Luis Barragan

    I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.

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    Richard Meier

    Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time.

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    Helmut Jahn

    A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.

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    Donna Karan

    I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people.

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    Martin Puryear

    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.

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    Harry Seidler

    Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.

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    Russell Lynes

    The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history.

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    Martha Graham

    To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that.

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    Thomas Fuller

    Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.

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    Michael Graves

    If I have a style, I am not aware of it.

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    Ayn Rand

    A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.

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    Louis Sullivan

    Form follows function.

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    Ayn Rand

    I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.

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    Rem Koolhaas

    Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.

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    Antonio Gaudi

    Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.

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    Helmut Jahn

    Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.

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    Alexander Jackson Davis

    I am but an architectural composer.

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    Frank Lloyd Wright

    An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.

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    Philip Johnson

    I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?

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    Philip Johnson

    Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

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    Daniel Burnham

    Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.

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    Maya Lin

    Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have.

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    Daniel Libeskind

    Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.

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    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Less is more.

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    Jim Rohn

    Whatever good things we build end up building us.

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    Julia Morgan

    My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone.

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    Tadao Ando

    I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.

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    Richard Rogers

    Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.

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    Daniel Libeskind

    To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.

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