Architecture Quotes 04

Updated on August 8, 2019 in Quotes 2019

“I do not believe architecture should speak too much. It should remain silent and let nature in the guise of sunlight and wind speak.” – Tadao Ando

“People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more I think that architecture has nothing to do with it. Of course, that’s both liberating and alarming. But the generic city, the general urban condition, is happening everywhere, and just the fact that it occurs in such enormous quantities must mean that it’s habitable. Architecture can’t do anything that the culture doesn’t. We all complain that we are confronted by urban environments that are completely similar. We say we want to create beauty, identity, quality, singularity. And yet, maybe in truth these cities that we have are desired. Maybe their very characterlessness provides the best context for living.” – Rem Koolhaas, interview in Wired Magazine

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When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers. – Colleen C. Barrett

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