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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
I don't think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.
There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
It's not new that architecture can profoundly affect a place, sometimes transform it. Architecture and any art can transform a person, even save someone.
A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.
Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward Heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.
What is now called 'green architecture' is an opportunistic caricature of a much deeper consideration of the issues related to sustainability that architecture has been engaged with for many years. It was one of the first professions that was deeply concerned with these issues and that had an intellectual response to them.
The problem with digital architecture is that an algorithm can produce endless variations, so an architect has many choices.
I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.
The ultimate goal of the architect...is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.
Architecture is about experience: not only visual but also what you can touch, what you can feel.
Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.
Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
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.
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
Every garden scheme should have a backbone, a central idea beautifully phrased. Every wall, path, stone and flower should have its relationship to the central idea.
I do believe architecture, and all art, should be content-driven. It should have something to say beyond the sensational.
My relationship to plants becomes closer and closer. They make me quiet; I like to be in their company.
Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
Leon Battista Alberti
What the people are within, the buildings express without.
This is a fundamental view of the world. It says that when you build a thing you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must repair the world around it, and within it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent, and more whole; and the thing which you make takes its place in the web of nature, as you make it.
Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.
I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
The essence of architecture is form and space, and light is the essential element to the key to architectural design, probably more important than anything. Technology and materials are secondary.
I. M. Pei
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