Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence.
Architecture has always been a very idealistic profession. It's about making the world a better place, and it works over the generations because people go on vacation and they look for it.
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.
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together.
Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country.
Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is about how you place the object on the person.
My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
Good architecture should be a projection of life itself, and that implies an intimate knowledge of biological, social, technical, and artistic problems.
Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.
Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.
When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.
Architecture is about experience: not only visual but also what you can touch, what you can feel.
There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.