Uitspraken over architectuur

Uitspraken over architectuur

Quotes about architecture


De bouwmassa is de begrenzing van de lege ruimte
Gerrit Rietveld

Less is more.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Minder is alleen beter waar méér niet goed is.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Amerikaans architect 1869-1959

A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.
Ayn Rand, Russisch / Amerikaans schrijver en filosoof 1905-1982

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.
Louis Kahn

A house is a machine for living in.
Le Corbusier

An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Amerikaans architect 1869-1959

Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Jim Rohn

Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.
Helmut Jahn, architect

We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city.
Alvar Aalto

I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
Luis Barragan

The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.
Saul Steinberg

What people want, above all, is order.
Stephen Gardiner

The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it is part of the outside world.
Stephen Gardiner, architect

Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
Antonio Gaudi, Catalaanse architect 1852-1926

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Winston Churchill, staatsman

My buildings will be my legacy… they will speak for me long after I’m gone.
Julia Morgan, architect

The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you’re talking about building a house, you’re talking about dreams.
Robert A. M. Stern

Warmth isn’t what minimalists are thought to have.
Maya Lin

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
Rem KoolhaasNederlandse architect 1944

Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect’s task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
Adolf Loos, oostenrijkse architect 1870-1933

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
Le CorbusierZwitsers-Frans architect, 1887-1965

Het goede gebouw komt eigenlijk spontaan naar voren, een goed stuk architectuur is een spontaan stuk werk.
Gerrit Rietveld

But the building’s identity resided in the ornament.
Louis Sullivan

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
Julia Morgan

Form follows function.
Louis Sullivan

Nothing requires the architect’s care more than the due proportions of buildings.
Marcus V. Pollio

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
Richard Rogers

Copiers do not collaborate.
Antonio Gaudi

Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
Yoshio Taniguchi

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
Daniel Libeskind

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Frank Gehry

In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
Michael Graves

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one’s entire life.
Arne Jacobsen

I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
Tadao Ando

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
Martin Puryear

To me, a building – if it’s beautiful – is the love of one man, he’s made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that.
Martha Graham

Een dokter kan zijn fouten begraven, maar een architect kan zijn cliënten alleen maar adviseren om klimop te planten.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Amerikaanse architect 1869-1959

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.
Alvar Aalto, Finse architect 1898-1976

If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
Michael Graves, Amerikaanse architect en designer 1934

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
Antonio Gaudi

Iemand die de fundamenten van zijn macht niet van te voren legt, zou dat met grote persoonlijke inzet ook achteraf nog kunnen doen, ook al gaat dit laatste gepaard met moeilijkheden voor de bouwmeester en gevaren voor het bouwwerk.
Machiavelli, Florentijns staatsfilosoof 1469-1527

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