Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
What people want, above all, is order.
The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it is part of the outside world.
I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life.
Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.
Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.
Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.
Marcus V. Pollio
We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless.
Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
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.
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