All individuals function on a precedent set of values and principles which are subjective to his or her education, physiology, and upbringing. On the same lines, all architects have their design philosophies and ideologies, but all of them are cohesively working for the upliftment of the society and the environment even though in different directions. On their way to glory, they often leave behind anecdotes and quotes that are like an institution for the aspirants of the same field. These quotes are self-explanatory and simplify the thought process of an architect. Amazingly, we can draw a clear analogy between these sayings and the famous songs. Like a song reverberates with the theme of a movie, similarly, a quote is reminiscent of the life of a certain architect. Let’s go through some interesting quotes by some famous architects in their lifetime…

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“The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building.” by Louis Kahn

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Louis Kahn Source – ©Star Tribune

“Architecture is a visual art and the buildings speak for themselves.” by Julia Morgan

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Julia Morgan Source – ©California Museum

“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.” by Mies Van Der Rohe

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Mies Van Der Rohe Source – ©Workagile

”I don’t know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.” by Daniel Libeskind

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Daniel Libeskind Source – ©The Talks

”The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our civilization. “ by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright Source – ©www.wikipedia.com

“Architecture begins where engineering ends.” by Walter Gropius

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Walter Gropius Source – ©Essential Home

“As an architect, you design for the present with an awareness of the past for future which is essentially unknown.” by Norman Foster

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Norman Foster Source – ©www.thoughtco.com

 

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“Life is architecture and architecture is the mirror of life.” by I.M.Pie

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I.M.Pie Source – The New York Times ©www.nytimes.com

“Each new situation requires a new architecture.” by Jean Nouvel

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Jean Nouvel Source – ©www.archdaily.com

“Architecture should speak of its time and place but yearn for timelessness.” by Frank Gehry

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Frank Gehry Source – ©Biography and The Biography

“God lies in details.” by Mies Van Der Rohe

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Mies Van Der Rohe’s The Barcelona Pavilion Source – ©iGNANT

“Form ever follows function.” by Louis Sullivan

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Louis Sullivan Source – ©www.britannica.com

“My work is not about “form follows function”, but “form follows beauty” or even better, “form follows feminine”. by Oscar Niemeyer

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Oscar Neimeyer Source – ©www.pinterest.in

“There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore buildings must have no straight sharp corners.” by Antonio Gaudi

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Antonio Gaudi Source – ©Biography and the Biography

“An idea is salvation by imagination.” by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s The Falling Water House Source – ©Smithsonian Magazine

“Less is more.” by Mies Van Der Rohe

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Mies Van Der Rohe’s Crown Plaza Source – ©www.britannica.com

“There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?” by Zaha Hadid

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Zaha Hadid Source – Dezeen ©www.dezeen.com

“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.” by Charles Ray Eames

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Charles Eames Source – ©Eames Office

“When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. But when I’ve finished, if the solution is not beautiful… I know it’s wrong.” by Buckminster Fuller

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Buckminister Fuller Source – ©Wired

“I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on a beach?” by Philip Johnson

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Philip Johnson Source – ©The New Yorker

“Less is a bore.” by Robert Venturi

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Robert Venturi Source – ©The Guardian

“A house is a machine for living in.” by Le Corbusier

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Le Corbusier Source – ©Workagile

“Design is nothing but a humble understanding of materials, a natural instinct for sultions and respect for nature.” by B.V.Doshi

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B.V.Doshi Source – ©Architexturez

“Architecture is a three legged stool: climate, technology and culture.” by Charles Correa

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Charles Correa Source – ©www.archdaily.com

“Bricks to me are like faces. All of them are made of burnt mud, but they vary slightly in shape and colour.” by Laurie Baker

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Laurie Baker Source – ©Margie
Author

Ishita Jindal, an architect and a teacher who is inquisitive and believes that learning never ends. She is an enthusiastic reader and loves to write, be it a note or an article. She believes that imagination creates architecture, thus loves to dance and watch movies to nurture it.

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