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Best Architecture Quotes for your Design Portfolio!



One of the best ways of expressing your opinion and style in your architecture portfolio is by using Architecture Quotes. Architecture Quotes that present the principles and ideologies you follow. We have come up some of the best Architecture Quotes, words of wisdom by great architects, hoping to inspire you and give a tad bit of insight of their great architectural work.


Architecture Quotes by Mies van der Rohe

“God is in the details”
“Less is more.”
“Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space”
“What finally is beauty? Certainly nothing that can be calculated or measured. It is always something imponderable, something that lies between things.”
“Every How is carried by a What”

Architecture Quotes by Louis Sullivan

“Form ever follows function.”
“A proper building grows naturally, logically, and poetically out of all its conditions.”
Every building is like a person. Single and unrepeatable.”
“Our architecture reflects truly as a mirror.”
“It was the spirit animating the mass and flowing from it, and it expressed the individuality of the building.”

Architecture Quotes by Charles Eames


“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.”
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.”
“The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.”
“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.”
“In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route.”

Architecture Quotes by Le Corbusier


“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”
“Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light: light and shade reveal these forms.”
“The materials of city planning are: sky, space, trees, steel and cement; in that order and that hierarchy.”
“Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage; the image of these is distinct and tangible within us without ambiguity. It is for this reason that these are beautiful forms, the most beautiful forms. Everybody is agreed to that, the child, the savage and the metaphysician.”
“To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.”

Architecture Quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright

“An idea is salvation by imagination.”
“A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”
“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”
“Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.”
“Less is more only when more is too much.”

Architecture Quotes by Rem Koolhaas

“Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.”
“A building has at least two lives - the one imagined by its maker and the life it lives afterward - and they are never the same.”
“Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance.”
“Find optimism in the inevitable.”
“Sustainability has become an ornament.”

Architecture Quotes by Frank Gehry

“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”
“I don't know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.”
“Your best work is your expression of yourself. Now, you may not be the greatest at it, but when you do it, you're the only expert.”
“An architect is given a program, budget, place, and schedule. Sometimes the end product rises to art - or at least people call it that.”
“Architecture is a small piece of this human equation, but for those of us who practice it, we believe in its potential to make a difference, to enlighten and to enrich the human experience, to penetrate the barriers of misunderstanding and provide a beautiful context for life's drama.” – Frank Gehry

To Be Continued.....