Architects And Architecture Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 43 Quotes About Architects And Architecture

#1. Particularly in the past fifty years the world has gradually been finding out something that architects have always known - that is - that everything is architecture. Charles Eames - Author: John Harwood
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#2. I think that men have no right to profess themselves architects hastily, without having climbed from boyhood the steps of these studies and thus, nursed by the knowledge of many arts and sciences, having reached the heights of the holy ground of architecture. - Author: Vitruvius
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#3. It is insufficient for architecture today to directly implement an existing building typology; it instead requires architects to carefully examine the whole area with new interventions and programmatic typologies - Author: Zaha Hadid
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#4. But then architects don't build their own houses. - Author: Damien Hirst
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#5. Where do architects and designers get their ideas? The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism? - Author: Nancy Banks-Smith
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#6. 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. - Author: John Portman
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#7. 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. - Author: Andre Leon Talley
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#8. I don't know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do. - Author: Frank Gehry
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#9. As architects we are often involved in the concrete-steel-and-glass aspect of it, but cities are social structures, and to be involved in imagining the future of cities and the type of relationships and the types of places that we're making is something that intrigues me very much. - Author: Michael Arad
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#10. I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission ... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning. - Author: Kenzo Tange
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#11. Through training, practice, and a deep sense of optimism, architects see opportunities where others only see a void. This has been the driving principle behind Architecture for Humanity since our founding. - Author: Cameron Sinclair
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#12. I am always surprised by how much little emphasis schools of architecture, and indeed, many architects, place on the process of the mating of a building. - Author: Norman Foster
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#13. Some architects have a preconceived notion of what a building should be - Author: Curtis W. Fentress
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#14. In these modes, energy is at best regarded by architects as a set of necessary quantifications, bureaucratic mandates, and checklists rather than as a fundamental agent in novel formations of architecture. - Author: William W. Braham
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#15. What's interesting about architects is, we always have tried to justify beauty by looking to nature, and arguably, beautiful architecture has always been looking at a model of nature. - Author: Greg Lynn
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#16. In Jack Nasar's research on American's taste in homes, only one group preferred the modernist house: architects. - Author: Winifred Gallagher
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#17. The architects who benefit us most maybe those generous enough to lay aside their claims to genius in order to devote themselves to assembling graceful but predominantly unoriginal boxes. Architecture should have the confidence and the kindness to be a little boring. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#18. We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims. - Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
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#19. Everything man is doing in architecture is to try to go against nature. Of course we have to understand nature to know how far we have to go against nature. The secret, I think, of the future is not doing too much. All architects have the tendency to do too much. - Author: Frei Otto
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#20. There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons. - Author: Edwin Lutyens
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#21. Architects have created this fake separation between creation and execution. You can see it in architecture schools, where the students look down on going to contracts classes. - Author: Joshua Prince-Ramus
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#22. Half of architecture students are women, and you see respected, established female architects all the time. - Author: Zaha Hadid
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#23. Space, space: architects always talk about space! But creating a space is not automatically doing architecture. With the same space, you can make a masterpiece or cause a disaster. - Author: Jean Nouvel
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#24. Everyone used to want to be star architects. That's no longer the case. - Author: Shigeru Ban
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#25. I'm often called an old-fashioned modernist. But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world. That's impossible. And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more. - Author: Thom Mayne
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#26. 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. - Author: Richard Rogers
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#27. Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things. - Author: Rem Koolhaas
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#28. We have no sociology of architecture. Architects are unaccustomed to social analysis and mistrust it; sociologists have fatter fish to fry. - Author: Denise Scott Brown
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#29. Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment. - Author: Bryant H. McGill
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#30. The only thing wrong with architecture is architects. - Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
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#31. I don't know any architects that I respect who don't have their own voice. I think the difference between architecture and the other arts is your immersion in reality. - Author: Thom Mayne
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#32. Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future. - Author: Kenzo Tange
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#33. Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something. There is a certain concern for history but it's not very deep. I understand that time has changed, we have evolved. But I don't want to forget the beginning. A lasting architecture has to have roots. - Author: I.M. Pei
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#34. A greater awareness in architects and planners of their real value to society could, at the present, result in that rare occurrence, namely, the improvement of the quality of life as a result of architectural endeavour. - Author: Cedric Price
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#35. Architects (should) involve themselves continuously in anticipatory design as recommended by Buckminster Fuller - Author: Cedric Price
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#36. I think of architecture as language, and I look within the intra-communication between architects. - Author: Jimenez Lai
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#37. Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#38. I look around with divine precision and gazing free upon the earth, I see -
- architects and earthquakes - empaths and robots - fictions and near misses - lives changing, children sleeping, beauty brimming.
I see us - trying on ways of being - so sweet and messy, so worthwhile. - Author: Laurie Perez
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#39. Landscape architecture is basically geodesign; it's designing geography. And yet geodesign is not only done by landscape architects, it's done by some of the world's largest corporations. - Author: Jack Dangermond
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#40. Architects cannot teach nature anything. - Author: Mark Twain
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#41. In order for architecture to experience its ongoing evolution as a language, there has to be a lot of adjusted copies between how architects draw, think, engage bylaws and constraints. - Author: Jimenez Lai
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#42. In a script, you have to link various episodes together, you have to generate suspense and you have to assemble things - through editing, for example. It's exactly the same in architecture. Architects also put together spatial episodes to make sequences. - Author: Rem Koolhaas
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#43. Some architects think of clients only as sources of work and income but most good architecture is in fact the result of successful design collaboration between a talented architect and an enlightened, motivated client. - Author: Roger K. Lewis
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