No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live
in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different
houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them
Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of
Marcus V. Pollio
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.
Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a
city frozen in time.
Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the
physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves
The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other
building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history.
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
The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for
The higher the
building the lower the morals.
The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it
is part of the outside world.
The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use
in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.
The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The
house thinks of the present.
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works
collaborate with the creator.