A structure becomes
architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their
justification in nature.
All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose
grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for
within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a
town of five hundred families.
Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years, so
increasingly there is a discrepancy between the acceleration of culture and
the continuing slowness of architecture.
Borne out of this, starting around the 17th Century was the Baroque era. It
is my view that it is one of the architectural peak periods in western
Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as
an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don't want to be an
architectural firm. I want to remain an artist.
For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most
planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic
purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of
I am but an architectural composer.
Alexander Jackson Davis
I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become
more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would
bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the
Architecture is the learned game,
correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.Le Corbusier
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have
no soul of our own civilization.
Frank Lloyd Wright
All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space
that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture
is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through
Architecture is a social act and the material theater of human activity.
Fashion is architecture: it is a
matter of proportions.
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but
the most surely, on the soul
An architect is the drawer of dreams
Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.