These architecture quotes reflects upon the grandiosity of building and designing. Read these famous structural design quotations & sayings to get a right understanding on it.

Architecture Quotes

Whenever a literary enthusiast thinks of architecture, the visual that runs through his/her mind is the image of ‘Howard Roarke’, the individualist creative genius in Ayn Rand’s ‘The Fountainhead’. Architecture is not just about constructing a building, but it is also a creative job where one needs to blend art with science in perfect proportions. Your building should justify its purpose but at the same time, it should look artistic and innovative. Architecture varies across geographies and is influenced by factors such as culture and climate.

The challenge which most architects face is not to just construct a strong, concrete structure, but also add high aesthetic appeal. This is a field where the client knows less about what he wants and still expects to get a masterpiece making it quite difficult for the architect to meet his demands. Many consider it a noble field, since the work of the architect is remembered even years after his death. Unfortunately, in reality, not many people remember the masterminds behind the construction of some of the world's most iconic buildings. Since architecture is dynamic, an architect needs to keep himself update with the changing trends. Hope these architecture quotes open the doors of creativity for you.

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

- Lord Byron

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

An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.

- The Stones of Venice , John Ruskin

I married an archaeologist because the older I grow, the more he appreciates me.

- Dame Agatha Christie

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

I could have been an architect, but I don't think I'd have been very happy. Nearly all modern architecture is a silly game as far as I can see.

- Roger Waters

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

- Frank Gehry

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

- Steve Martin

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

- Laurie Anderson

The building of the architecture of a novel - the craft of it - is something I never tire of.

- John Irving

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.

- Milton Friedman

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.

- Louis Kahn

Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became.

- Louis Kahn

Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.

- Louis Kahn

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.

- William S. Burroughs

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