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FAMOUS ARCHITECT DICTUMS

WE ARE CALLED TO BE ARCHITECTS OF THE FUTURE, NOT ITS ARCHITECTURE MUST MEET 3 REQUIREMENTS: FORM EVER FOLLOWS FUNCTION. -LOUIS HENRY SULLIVAN DOING MORE WITH LESS. OUR ARCHITECTURE REFLECTS TRULY AS A MIRROR. -LOUIS HENRI SULLIVAN "WHEN I AM WORKING ON A PROBLEM, I NEVER THINK ABOUT "THE ARCHITECT WHO COMBINES IN HIS BEING THE POWERS OF VISION, OF IMAGINATION, OF INTELLECT, OF SYMPATHY WITH HUMAN NEED AND THE POWER TO INTERPRET THEM IN A LANGUAGE VERNACULAR AND TIME--- IS HE WHO SHALL CREATE POEMS IN STONE." - LOUIS SULLIVAN FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION - LOUIS SULLIVAN "MAKE NO LITTLE PLANS; THEY HAVE NO MAGIC TO STIR MEN'S "FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION- THAT HAS BEEN MISUNDERSTOOD. FORM AND FUNCTION SHOULD BE ONE, JOINED IN A SPIRITUAL UNION" -FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ARCHITECTURE IS ORGANIC - FRANK LLYOD WRIGHT THE THING ALWAYS HAPPENS THAT YOU REALLY BELIEVE IN; AND THE BELIEF IN A THING MAKES IT HAPPEN. -FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT A DOCTOR CAN BURY HIS MISTAKES BUT AN ARCHITECT CAN ONLY ADVISE HIS CLIENT TO PLANT VINES. -FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT THE GOOD BUILDING IS NOT ONE THAT HURTS THE LANDSCAPE, BUT ONE WHICH MAKES THE LANDSCAPE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN IT WAS BEFORE THE BUILDING WAS BUILT. -FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT FUNCTION INFLUENCE BUT DOES NOT DICTATE FORM - EERO SAARINEN "ARCHITECTURE IS THE TRIUMPH OF HUMAN IMAGINATION OVER MATERIALS, METHODS, AND MEN, TO PUT MAN INTO POSSESSION OF HIS OWN EARTH" -FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT "ALL ARCHITECTS WANT TO LIVE BEYOND THEIR DEATHS" AN ARCHITECTS MOST USEFUL TOOLS ARE AN ERASER AT THE DRAFTING BOARD, AND A WRECKING BAR AT THE SITE. -FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT GOD IS IN THE DETAILS -LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE "EVERY GREAT ARCHITECT IS- NECESSARILY - A GREAT POET. HE MUST BE A GREAT ORIGINAL INTERPRETER OF HIS TIME, HIS DAY, HIS AGE" -FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ALL FINE ARCHITECTURAL VALUES ARE HUMAN VALES, ELSE NOT VALUABLE. -FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT I KNOW THE PRICE OF SUCCESS: DEDICATION, HARD WORK AND AN UNREMITTING DEVOTION TO THE THINGS YOU WANT TO SEE HAPPEN. -FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ARCHITECTURE STARTS WHEN YOU CAREFULLY PUT TWO BRICKS TOGETHER. THERE IT BEGINS. -LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE -PHILIP JOHNSON ARCHITECTURAL-FORM EQUALS SOCIAL-FORM -ELIEL SAARINEN A HOUSE IS A HOUSE - LOUIS KAHN A BRIDGE IS LIKE A HOUSE - ROBERT MAILLART "ARCHITECTURE IS THE REACHING OUT FOR THE TRUTH" -LOUIS KAHN THOSE WHO LOOK FOR THE LAWS OF NATURE AS A SUPPORT FOR THEIR NEW WORKS COLLABORATE WITH THE CREATOR. -ANONIO GAUDI FORM DOES NOT NECESSARILY FOLLOW FUNCTION ANTONIO GAUDI BLOOD" -DANIEL BURNHAM "MAKE BIG PLANS; AIM HIGH IN HOPE AND WORK, REMEMBERING THAT A NOBLE, LOGICAL DIAGRAM ONCE RECORDED WILL NOT DIE" -DANIEL BURNHAM BEAUTY... BUT WHEN I HAVE FINISHED, IF THE SOLUTION IS NOT BEAUTIFUL, I KNOW IT IS WRONG" -BUCKMINSTER FULLER -RICHARD BUCKMINSTER FULLER VICTIMS. -RICHARD BUCKMINSTER FULLER

"ARCHITECTURE IS THE WILL OF AN EPOCH TRANSLATED INTO SPACE" -LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE

"ARCHITECTURE STARTS WHEN YOU CAREFULLY PUT TWO BRICKS TOGETHER. THERE IT BEGINS" -LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE

LESS IS MORE. -LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE

A MODERN, HARMONIC AND LIVELY ARCHITECTURE IS THE VISIBLE SIGN OF AN AUTHENTIC DEMOCRACY. -WALTER GROPIUS

"LESS IS A BORE" -ROBERT VENTURI MORE IS MORE. -ROBERT VENTURI ARCHITECTURE IS A SCIENCE ARISING OUT OF MANY OTHER FORMS ACCOMMODATES FUNCTION -ROBERT VENTURI SCIENCES, AND ADORNED WITH MUCH AND VARIED LEARNING; BY THE HELP OF WHICH A JUDGMENT IS FORMED OF THOSE WORKS WHICH ARE THE RESULT OF OTHER ARTS. "TAKE CARE OF THE LUXURIES AND THE NECESSITIES WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES" -LE CORBUSIER STRENGTH, BEAUTY, AND UNITY -MARCUS VITRUVIUS POLLIO "I PREFER DRAWING TO TALKING. DRAWING IS FASTER, AND LEAVES LESS ROOM FOR LIES" -LE CORBUSIER ALL ARCHITECTURE IS SHELTER, ALL GREAT ARCHITECTURE IS THE DESIGN OF SPACE THAT CONTAINS, CUDDLES, EXALTS, OR STIMULATES THE PERSONS IN THAT SPACE. "SPACE AND LIGHT AND ORDER. THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT MEN NEED JUST AS MUCH AS THEY NEED BREAD OR A PLACE TO SLEEP" -LE CORBUSIER ARCHITECTURE IS THE ART OF HOW TO WASTE SPACE. -PHILIP JOHNSON ALL ARCHITECTS WANT TO LIVE BEYOND THEIR DEATHS. -PHILIP JOHNSON ARCHITECTS TODAY TEND TO DEPRECIATE THEMSELVES, TO REGARD THEMSELVES AS NO MORE THAN JUST ORDINARY CITIZENS WITHOUT THE POWER TO REFORM THE FUTURE. -KENZO TANGE CUBE WITHIN A CUBE - LE CORBUSIER MODERN ARCHITECTURE NEED NOT TO BE WESTERN - KENZO TANGE "THE HOUSE IS A MACHINE FOR LIVING IN" - LE CORBUSIER ARCHITECTURE IS THE LEARNED GAME, CORRECT AND MAGNIFICENT, OF FORMS ASSEMBLED IN THE LIGHT. -LE CORBUSIER TO CREATE ARCHITECTURE IS TO PUT IN ORDER. PUT WHAT IN ORDER? FUNCTION AND OBJECTS. -LE CORBUSIER ITS VERY ATMOSPHERIC. ITS NOT A BUILDING THAT IS A SEVERE STATEMENT IN THE SKYLINE. WE NEED THE HEIGHT; OTHERWISE, THE BUILDING ALMOST DISAPPEARS BECAUSE IT IS SO SLENDER. -SANTIAGO CALATRAVA ART AND ARCHITECTURE, THE NEW UNITY - WALTER GROPIUS ARCHITECTURE BEGINS WHERE ENGINEERING ENDS. -WALTER GROPIUS A MODERN, HARMONIC AND LIVELY ARCHITECTURE IS THE VISIBLE SIGN OF AN AUTHENTIC DEMOCRACY. -WALTER GROPIUS 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 WORLD. -TADAO ANDO THAT ABSTRACT FORMS, DERIVED FROM TECHNOLOGY AND FUNCTION, CAN BE USED SENSITIVELY IN EVERYDAY COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, LARGE URBAN SCHEMES, AND MONUMENTS. -IOH MING PEI I WOULD LIKE MY ARCHITECTURE TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO USE THEIR OWN RESOURCES, TO MOVE INTO THE FUTURE. -TADAO ANDO I BELIEVE THAT THE WAY PEOPLE LIVE CAN BE DIRECTED A LITTLE BY ARCHITECTURE. -TADAO ANDO THE CITY MUST BE SUBJECT TO GROWTH, DECAY AND RENEWAL -KENZO TANGE -PHILIP JOHNSON - MARCUS VITRUVIUS POLLIO A HARMONIOUS DESIGN REQUIRES THAT NOTHING BE ADDED OR TAKEN AWAY. MARCUS VITRUVIUS POLLIO

"THE HOME SHOULD BE THE TREASURE CHEST OF LIVING" LE CORBUSIER

"ARCHITECTURE IS THE LEARNED GAME, CORRECT AND MAGNIFICANT, OF FORMS ASSEMBLED IN THE LIGHT" -LE CORBUSIER

"IT IS NOT AN INDIVIDUAL ACT, ARCHITECTURE. YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER YOUR CLIENT. ONLY OUT OF THAT CAN YOU PRODUCE GREAT ARCHITECTURE. YOU CANNOT WORK IN THE ABSTRACT" -IOH MING PEI

"THE PURPOSE OF ARCHITECTURE IS TO SHELTER AND ENHANCE MAN'S LIFE ON EARTH AND TO FULFILL HIS BELIEF IN THE NOBILITY OF HIS EXISTENCE" -EERO SAARINEN

"TO ME, THE DRAWN LANGUAGE IS A VERY REVEALING AN IMPORTANT WORK OF ARCHITECTURE WILL CREATE POLEMICS. -RICHARD MEIER MY PASSION AND GREAT ENJOYMENT FOR ARCHITECTURE, AND THE REASON THE OLDER I GET THE MORE I ENJOY IT, IS BECAUSE I BELIEVE WE ARCHITECTS CAN EFFECT THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE PEOPLE. -RICHARD ROGERS I THINK MY BEST SKILL AS AN ARCHITECT IS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF HAND-TO-EYE COORDINATION. I AM ABLE TO TRANSFER A SKETCH INTO A MODEL INTO THE BUILDING. -FRANK GEHRY ARCHITECTURE SHOULD SPEAK OF ITS TIME AND PLACE, BUT YEARN FOR TIMELESSNESS. -FRANK GEHRY IN ANY ARCHITECTURE, THERE IS AN EQUITY BETWEEN THE PRAGMATIC FUNCTION AND THE SYMBOLIC FUNCTION. -MICHAEL GRAVES ESCAPE FROM THE ARCHITECTURE GHETTO IS ONE OF THE MAJOR DRIVERS AND HAS BEEN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. -REM KOOLHAAS DOES IT FOLLOW THAT THE HOUSE HAS NOTHING IN NOT MANY ARCHITECTS HAVE THE LUXURY TO REJECT SIGNIFICANT THINGS. -REM KOOLHAAS PEOPLE CAN INHABIT ANYTHING. AND THEY CAN BE MISERABLE IN ANYTHING AND ECSTATIC IN ANYTHING. MORE AND MORE I THINK THAT ARCHITECTURE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. OF COURSE, THATS BOTH LIBERATING AND ALARMING. -REM KOOLHAAS 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. -REM KOOLHAAS ALWAYS DESIGN A THING BY CONSIDERING IT IN ITS NEXT LARGER CONTEXT A CHAIR IN A ROOM, A ROOM IN A HOUSE, A HOUSE IN AN ENVIRONMENT, AN ENVIRONMENT IN A CITY PLAN. -ELIEL SAARINEN ARCHITECTURAL-FORM EQUALS SOCIAL-FORM. -ELIEL SAARINEN FUNCTION INFLUENCE BUT DOES NOT DICTATE FORM - EERO SAARINEN IT IS INSUFFICIENT FOR ARCHITECTURE TODAY TO DIRECTLY IMPLEMENT AN EXISTING BUILDING TYPOLOGY; IT INSTEAD REQUIRES ARCHITECTS TO CAREFULLY EXAMINE THE WHOLE AREA WITH NEW INTERVENTIONS AND PROGRAMMATIC TYPOLOGIES. -ZAHA HADID TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL ARCHITECTURE IS NOT TO PARODY HISTORY BUT TO ARTICULATE IT. -DANIEL LIBESKIND EACH NEW SITUATION REQUIRES A NEW ARCHITECTURE. -JEAN NOUVEL ARCHITECTURE AROUSES SENTIMENTS IN MAN. THE ARCHITECTS TASK THEREFORE, IS TO MAKE THOSE SENTIMENTS MORE PRECISE. -ADOLF LOOS 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. -ADOLF LOOS IT IS ESSENTIAL TO AN ARCHITECT TO KNOW HOW TO SEE: I MEAN, TO SEE IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE VISION IS NOT OVERPOWERED BY RATIONAL ANALYSIS. -LUIS BARRAGAN LANGUAGE, ONE CAN SEE IN A FEW LINES WHETHER A MAN IS REALLY AN ARCHITECT" -EERO SAARINEN 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. -ALVAR AALTO ARCHITECTURE HAS RECORDED THE GREAT IDEAS OF THE HUMAN RACE. NOT ONLY EVERY RELIGIOUS SYMBOL, BUT EVERY HUMAN THOUGHT HAS ITS PAGE IN THAT VAST BOOK. -VICTOR HUGO ARCHITECTURE IS A ART WHEN ONE CONSCIOUSLY OR UNCONSCIOUSLY CREATES AESTHETIC EMOTION IN THE ATMOSPHERE AND WHEN THIS ENVIRONMENT PRODUCES WELL BEING. -LUIS BARRAGAN