Architecture And Design Quotes

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 y

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.
Milton Glaser
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.
Maya Lin
One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.
Renzo Piano
Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.
Ambrose Bierce
Architecture never derived its force from stability of culture, but rather from the expression of those moments when that sense of stability slipped.
Mark Wigley
In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it’s modern architecture.
Nancy Banks-Smith
But the building’s identity resided in the ornament.
Louis Sullivan
I make no special difference between architecture and design, they are two different stages of invention.
Ettore Sottsass
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.
Paola Antonelli
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
Constantin Brancusi
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.
Carrie Fulton Phillips
The room is there for the human being – not the human being for the room.
El Lissitzky
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.
Ai Weiwei
The greatest architectural illusion is not Baroque fancy or Victorian flamboyant, but minimalism.
Kevin McCloud
We live in a time of renaissance … cities are coming back to life, after a long neglect.
Daniel Libeskind
We used to build civilizations. Now we build shopping malls.
Bill Bryson
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it.
Daniel Libeskind