At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it.
The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice. The bank must declare: here your money is secure and well looked after by honest people.
Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
Supply and demand regulate architectural form.
The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.
Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.
The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not. The work is a private matter for the artist. The house is not.