architecture quotes

Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.Alvar Aalto

Architecture is not merely national but clearly has local ties in that it is rooted in the earth.Alvar Aalto

God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper.Alvar Aalto

The ultimate goal of the to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.Alvar Aalto

In architecture and interiors, as well as fashion, there is an interaction that is both functional and aesthetic.Joseph Altuzarra

The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don't count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the growth will go on.Mukesh Ambani

I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.Tadao Ando

I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.Tadao Ando

Japanese architecture is traditionally based on wooden structures that need renovating on a regular basis.Tadao Ando

Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture.Tadao Ando

All those involved in the construction of an architectural design, from the architect to the builder, have an attachment to the architecture, although it's difficult to quantify the attachment.Tadao Ando

Italy is full of historical buildings. And Europe holds a great history of philosophy from Greece until today. I read all those books and see these buildings, and I think of where I stand when I design my architecture.Tadao Ando

Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture.Tadao Ando

Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism, I use architecture to reconcile the two.Tadao Ando

As architects we are often involved in the concrete-steel-and-glass aspect of it, but cities are social structures, and to be involved in imagining the future of cities and the type of relationships and the types of places that we're making is something that intrigues me very much.Michael Arad

One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach - of course - and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.Oksana Baiul

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.John Baldacci

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.Luis Barragan

My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.Luis Barragan

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.Luis Barragan