Dictums of Famous Architects 02

  • "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." - Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "Designers think everything done by someone else is awful, and that they could do it better themselves, which explains why I designed my own living room carpet, I suppose." - Chris Bangle
  • "Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple." - Tim Parsey
  • "A design isn't finished until someone is using it." - Brenda Laurel
  • "Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance." - Rern Koolhaas
  • "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
  • "The life of a designer is one of fight: fight against the ugliness." - Massimo Vignelli
  • "A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasured." - Louis Kahn
  • "The architect represents neither a Dionysian nor an Apollinian condition: here it is the mighty act of will, the will which moves mountains, the intoxication of the strong will, which demands artistic expression. The most powerful men have always inspired the architects; the architect has always been influenced by power." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • "One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again." - Renzo Piano
  • "Everything is designed. Few things are designed well." - Brian Reed
  • "To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it." - Daniel Libeskind
  • "Practice safe design: Use a concept." - Petrula Vrontikis
  • "Nothing in this world is more simple and more cheap than making cities that provide better for people." - Jan Gehl

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