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Inspiring Architecture Quotes

Today we are gonna get inspired by some quotes from world's most successful architects! Let's see what they have to say to us...
  • In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives.
    -Bjarke Ingels
  • I think architecture is rarely the product of a single ideology. It’s more like it can be shaped by a really big idea. It can accommodate a lot of life forms.
    -Bjarke Ingels
  • Architecture has always been a very idealistic profession. It’s about making the world a better place, and it works over the generations because people go on vacation and they look for it.
    -Frank Gehry
  •  Architects have to dream. We have to search for our Atlantises, to be explorers, adventurers, and yet to build responsibly and well.
    -Renzo Piano
  • The best advice I’ve received is to be yourself. The best artists do that.
    -Frank Gehry
  • What finally is beauty? Certainly nothing that can be calculated or measured. It is always something imponderable, something that lies between things.
    -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • We must understand the motives and forces of our time and analyze their structure from three points of view: the material, the functional, and the spiritual. We must make clear in what respects our epoch differs from others and in what respects it is similar.
    -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • Architecture is like writing. You have to edit it over and over so it looks effortless.
    -Zaha Hadid
  • The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
    -Frank Lloyd Wright
  • You have to modernise; you have to change – you can’t just be traditional for the fun of being traditional.
    -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.
    -Richard Rogers
  • Every How is carried by a What.
    -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.
    -Louis Kahn
  • You really have to have a goal. The goal posts might shift, but you should have a goal. Know what it is you want to find out
    -Zaha Hadid
  • We live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency.
    -Rem Koolhaas
  • Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy.
    -Alvar Aalto
  • It takes a lot of effort to make a building look effortless.
    -Norman Foster
  • I think architecture becomes interesting when it has a double character, that is, when it is as simple as possible but, at the same time as complex as possible.
    -Tadao Ando
  • Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it’s about experience, it’s about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious.
    -Daniel Libeskind
  • A building has at least two lives – the one imagined by its maker and the life it lives afterward – and they are never the same.
    -Rem Koolhaas

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