Famous Quotes


Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.

- Yoshio Taniguchi

We shape our buildings: thereafter they shape us.

- Winston Churchill

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

- Frank Gehry

Ignorance is bliss…with this innocence, you can create and question a lot of things.

- Kunle Adeyemi

A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.

- Frank Lloyd Wright

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.

- Adolf Loos

Architecture belongs to culture, not civilization.

- Alvar Aalto

Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.

- Charles Eames

One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.

- Renzo Piano

I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter…It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.

- Zaha Hadid

It takes a lot of effort to make a building look effortless.

- Norman Foster