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T h e A r c h i t e c t S ays

T h e A r c h i t e c t S ays

A profound design process eventually makes the patron, the architect, and every occasional visitor in the building a slightly better human being.

I’ve said goodbye to the overworked notion that architecture has to save the world.

Juhani Pallasmaa

Peter Zumthor

(1936– )

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(1943– )

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T h e A r c h i t e c t S ays

i think drawings are drawings and buildings are buildings. when i draw, i try to represent the idea of the building. the drawings, however, are in watercolor, or prismacolor, or graphite on paper, and therefore they cannot be a building.

Architects make drawings that other people build. I make the drawings. If someone wants to build from those, that’s up to them.

Michael Graves

Lebbeus Woods

(1940– )

(1934– )

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T h e A r c h i t e c t S ays

Form ever follows function.

Form follows form, not function.

Louis Sullivan

Philip Johnson

(1856–1924)

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(1906–2005)

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The ideal project does not exist, each time there is the opportunity to realize an approximation. Paulo Mendes da Rocha

(1928– )

T h e A r c h i t e c t S ays

When an architect is asked what his best building is, he usually answers, “The next one.” Emilio Ambasz

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(1943– )

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I’m totally against the heroic stuff. We do little stuff. We are totally for the pathetic. Michael Meredith

(1971– )

T h e A r c h i t e c t S ays

Basically, the idea is that with everyone striving to be revolutionary, you will be most revolutionary if you try to be ordinary. Denise Scott Brown

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(1931– )

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The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom by Laura S. Dushkes - Princeton  

This is a book of quotations by and about architects, and architecture. The Architect Says resembles a dinner party, with an architect from...

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