Content Updated On : 2021-12-02

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.

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Never talk to a client about architecture. Talk to him about his children. That is simply good politics. he will not understand what you have to say about architecture most of the time.

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Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.

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Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

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Every market we go to, we have a domain-specific language. Every domain-specific language, underneath, has an architecture.

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I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination.

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Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.

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In retrospect, the pace of change in the arts and industry in the nineteenth century seems pretty glacial. Painting, music, the novel, architecture were all evolving, but at a pretty observable pace.

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Shoe design is like architecture - with the finest structure and tight, precise seams, it suits my obsessive neatness.

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You can never draw enough or read enough - reading about architecture, in other words.

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At this present time, matter is still the best way to think of architecture, but I'm not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world.

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As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost.

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I think people care. If not, why do so many people spend money going on vacations to see architecture? They go to the Parthenon, to Chartres, to the Sydney Opera House. They go to Bilbao... Something compels them, and yet we live surrounded by everything but great architecture.

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I don't build because I am an architect. I can make true architecture because I do not build.

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Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

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All those involved in the construction of an architectural design, from the architect to the builder, have an attachment to the architecture, although it's difficult to quantify the attachment.

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I would've been intrigued by being a film director. I would've been intrigued by politics. I thought about architecture.

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I think architecture should be a stage, not something too material - more of an environment, not a product.

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After I finished school, I went to JJ College of Architecture and then to Harvard. I did my B.A. with a major in filmmaking.

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Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is about how you place the object on the person.

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