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Frank Gehry Quotes and Sayings

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Architecture should speak of its time and place,
but yearn for timelessness.
- Frank Gehry

Related topics: Architecture

You've got to bumble forward into the unknown.
- Frank Gehry

Well, I've always just - I've never really gone out looking for work.
I always waited for it to sort of hit me on the head.
- Frank Gehry

Liquid architecture.
It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together,
you play off each other, you make something,
they make something.
And I think it's a way of - for me, it's a way of trying to understand the city,
and what might happen in the city.
- Frank Gehry

 

For me, every day is a new thing.
I approach each project with a new insecurity,
almost like the first project I ever did.
And I get the sweats.
I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going.
If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it.
- Frank Gehry

And I realized, when I'd come in to the meetings with
these corrugated metal and chain link stuff,
and people would just look at me like I'd just landed from Mars.
But I couldn't do anything else.
That was my response to the people and the time.
- Frank Gehry

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

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I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening;
to me they are one.
- Luis Barragan

In any architecture, there is an equity between the
pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
- Michael Graves

I believe that the way people live can be directed
a little by architecture.
- Tadao Ando

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
- Julia Morgan

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together.
There it begins.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
- Philip Johnson

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.
- Louis Kahn

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody
history but to articulate it.
- Daniel Libeskind

Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture.
It is not the physical statement of the structure so
much as what it contains that moves us.
- Arthur Erickson

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent,
of forms assembled in the light.
- Le Corbusier

Architecture arouses sentiments in man.
The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
- Adolf Loos

Architecture tends to consume everything else,
it has become one's entire life.
- Arne Jacobsen

Architecture is not an inspirational business,
it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things;
that's all.
- Harry Seidler

Architecture is basically a container of something.
I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup,
but the tea.
- Yoshio Taniguchi

A building has integrity just like a man.
And just as seldom.
- Ayn Rand

I don't build in order to have clients.
I have clients in order to build.
- Ayn Rand

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support
for their new works collaborate with the creator.
- Antonio Gaudi

As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple:
providing space at the right cost.
- Harry von Zell

My buildings will be my legacy...
they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
- Julia Morgan

The frightening thought that what you draw may become
a building makes for reasoned lines.
- Saul Steinberg

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

But the building's identity resided in the ornament.
- Louis Sullivan

Whatever good things we build end up building us.
- Jim Rohn

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
- Rem Koolhaas

In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35,
you're older than most of the buildings.
- Delia Ephron

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness:
first,
the doing their practical duty well:
then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
- John Ruskin

Buildings should serve people, not the other way around.
- John Portman

If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
- Michael Graves

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- Daniel Libeskind

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form.
We should try to bring in under the same hat not a
splintered way of thinking,
but all in harmony together.
- Alvar Aalto

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
- Thom Mayne

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
- Richard Rogers

Nothing requires the architect's care more than the
due proportions of buildings.
- Marcus V. Pollio

The interior of the house personifies the private world;
the exterior of it is part of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together.
I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
- Martin Puryear

I hate vacations.
If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
- Philip Johnson

To me, a building - if it's beautiful -
is the love of one man,
he's made it out of his love for space,
materials, things like that.
- Martha Graham

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
- Thomas Kempis

Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty.
They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been
literally hewn out between the columns.
- Arne Jacobsen

Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.
- John Osborne

We build buildings which are terribly restless.
And buildings don't go anywhere.
They shouldn't be restless.
- Minoru Yamasaki

A house is a machine for living in.
- Le Corbusier

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

We should concentrate our work not only to a separated
housing problem but housing involved in our daily work
and all the other functions of the city.
- Alvar Aalto

Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have.
- Maya Lin

Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
- Jimmy Breslin

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at;
its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
- David Allan Coe

A city building, you experience when you walk;
a suburban building,
you experience when you drive.
- Helmut Jahn

Every building is a prototype.
No two are alike.
- Helmut Jahn

The higher the building the lower the morals.
- Noel Coward

Form follows function.
- Louis Sullivan

If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what
can be achieved from that nothingness.
- Tadao Ando

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
- Winston Churchill

Color in certain places has the great value of making
the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
- Antonio Gaudi

My passion and great enjoyment for architecture,
and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it,
is because I believe we - architects -
can effect the quality of life of the people.
- Richard Rogers

Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
- Thomas Fuller

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable,
must go through measurable means when it is being designed
and in the end must be unmeasurable.
- Louis Kahn

I am but an architectural composer.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare.
In every case they are unique, poetic,
products of the heart.
- Arthur Erickson

What people want, above all, is order.
- Stephen Gardiner

The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch,
but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel
shapes and domes is theirs.
- Harry Seidler

I love building spaces: architecture,
furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion.
The development procedure is more tactile.
It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people.
- Donna Karan

I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings.
That's art to me.
- Maya Lin


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