Architecture Quotes

Most popular architecture quotes

Less is more.
God is in the details.
Architecture aims at Eternity.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
Architecture in general is frozen music.
We shape our buildings, then they shape us.
Architecture begins where engineering ends.
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
When we build, let us think that we build forever.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
Architecture deals with spaces, the thoughtful and meaningful making of spaces.
A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
If we build in the desert, let the house know the desert and the desert be proud of the house.
The physician can bury his mistakes,—but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines.
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.
It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don't wrap fish in our work.


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.
Architecture is a sort of oratory of power by means of forms.  Now it is persuasive, even flattering, and at other times merely commanding.
Three things are to be looked to in a building: that it stand on the right spot; that it be securely founded; that it be successfully executed.
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.
Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived.
The home of the Utopian impulse was architecture rather than painting or sculpture.  Painting can make us happy, but building is the art we live in; it is the social art par excellence, the carapace of political fantasy, the exoskeleton of one's economic dreams.  It is also the one art nobody can escape.