February 11, 2009

Architectural Quotes


“All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.” - Philip Johnson



"Architecture is the reaching out for the truth." - Louis Kahn



"To be modern is not a fashion, it is a state. It is necessary to understand history, and he who understands history knows how to find continuity between that which was, that which is, and that which will be." - Le Corbusier



"Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union." - Frank Lloyd Wright



"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." - Frank Gehry



"We should work for simple, good, undecorated things... ...but things which are in harmony with the human being and organically suited to the little man in the street." - Alvar Aalto



"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light." - Le Corbusier


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