Architecture And Design Quotes by Milton Glaser, Maya Lin, Renzo Piano, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Wigley, Nancy Banks-Smith and many others.
To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.
Architecture is like a mythical fantastic. It has to be experienced. It can’t be described. We can draw it up and we can make models of it, but it can only be experienced as a complete whole.
One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.
Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.
Architecture never derived its force from stability of culture, but rather from the expression of those moments when that sense of stability slipped.
In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it’s modern architecture.
But the building’s identity resided in the ornament.
I make no special difference between architecture and design, they are two different stages of invention.
People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It’s not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
I’m convinced that without bad design, the world would be a far less stimulating place; we would have nothing to marvel over and nothing to be nostalgic about.
The room is there for the human being – not the human being for the room.
To work in architecture you are so much involved with society, with politics, with bureaucrats. It’s a very complicated process to do large projects. You start to see the society, how it functions, how it works. Then you have a lot of criticism about how it works.
The greatest architectural illusion is not Baroque fancy or Victorian flamboyant, but minimalism.
We live in a time of renaissance … cities are coming back to life, after a long neglect.
We used to build civilizations. Now we build shopping malls.
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it.