8 Dec 2010


Here are some possibly thought provoking or inspirational quotes from some well known architects:

“Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”
(Frank Lloyd Wright)

“Space and Light and Order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.” (Le Corbusier)

“God is in the details.” (Mies van Der Rohe)

“More is more.” (Robert Venturi)

“When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” (Richard Buckminster Fuller)

”When you look on one of your contemporary ‘good copies’ of historical remains, ask yourself the question: Not what style, but in what civilization is this building? And the absurdity, vulgarity, anachronism and solecism of the modern structure will be revealed to you in a most startling fashion.” (Louis H. Sullivan)

“Society needs a good image of itself. That is the job of the architect.” (Walter Gropius)

“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” (Eero Saarinen)

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