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1. "Today, when so much seems to conspire to reduce life and feeling to the most deprived and demeaning bottom line, it is more important than ever that we receive that extra dimension of dignity or delight and the elevated sense of self that the art of building can provide through the nature of the places where we live and work. What counts more than style is whether architecture improves our experience of the built world; whether it makes us wonder why we never noticed places in quite this way before."
Author: Ada Louise Huxtable
2. "Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before."
Author: Audre Lorde
3. "Chicago has so much excellent architecture that they feel obliged to tear some of it down now and then and erect terrible buildings just to help us all appreciate the good stuff."
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
4. "If you're into architecture and you're from the West, everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you're led there. You can't escape it."
Author: Ben Nicholson
5. "I'd been to Stourhead and was inspired by the perfect parity between architecture and art; in fact, the architecture is the art. I wrote a piece called 'Not Sculpture Park,' because most of these things become car parks for bought-in sculpture. The artists should be working with the site, not just plonking pieces down."
Author: Charles Jencks
6. "I see the last two millennia as laid out in columns, like a reverse ledger sheet. It's as if I'm standing at the top of the twenty-first century looking downwards to 2000. Future centuries float as a gauzy sheet stretching over to the left. I also see people, architecture and events laid out chronologically in the columns. When I think of the year 1805, I see Trafalgar, women in the clothes of that era, famous people who lived then, the building, etc. The sixth to tenth centuries are very green, the Middle Ages are dark with vibrant splashes of red and blue and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are brown with rich, lush colours in the furniture and clothing."
Author: Claudia Hammond
7. "I have a traditional view of the afterlife... heaven, hell and judgments. But the accounts of those places are scant ,and I believe it's on purpose. We aren't supposed to try to figure out the architecture of the afterlife, since the big game is here in this life."
Author: Doug TenNapel
8. "Look, architecture has a lot of places to hide behind, a lot of excuses. 'The client made me do this.' 'The city made me do this.' 'Oh, the budget.' I don't believe that anymore."
Author: Frank Gehry
9. "I don't want to do architecture that's dry and dull."
Author: Frank Gehry
10. "We were still young enough to remember the cubist architecture of the piles of corpses we had seen during the war."
Author: George Konrád
11. "Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be, feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches."
Author: Goldwin Smith
12. "The pleasure of doing the same thing, in the same way, every day, shouldn't be overlooked. The things I do every day take on a certain beauty and provide a kind of invisible architecture to my life."
Author: Gretchen Rubin
13. "After about the first Millennium, Italy was the cradle of Romanesque architecture, which spread throughout Europe, much of it extending the structural daring with minimal visual elaboration."
Author: Harry Seidler
14. "My own architecture is holy."
Author: Laura Yes Yes
15. "Authentic architecture is not the incarnation of the spirit of the age but of the spirit, full stop."
Author: Leon Krier
16. "I don't build because I am an architect. I can make true architecture because I do not build."
Author: Leon Krier
17. "Modernist architecture and town planning is inimical to human beings... based on the Darwinian concept that evolution is open ended, that there must always be something new and better."
Author: Leon Krier
18. "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."
Author: Rem Koolhaas
19. "I came to architecture from building. Because my father was a builder, everybody was - and is - a builder in my family."
Author: Renzo Piano
20. "En fait, l'une des preuves qu'une architecture est bonne, c'est qu'on l'utilise comme l'architecte l'avait conçu."
Author: Steen Eiler Rasmussen
21. "I'm often called an old-fashioned modernist. But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world. That's impossible. And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more."
Author: Thom Mayne
22. "Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand."
Author: Toyo Ito
23. "We have to base architecture on the environment."
Author: Toyo Ito

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