Most Famous Architecture Quotes of All Time: If there’s anything famous architects tried to teach us over the years is to never underestimate the power of design. Iconic architects such as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, or Le Corbusier became famous for their intuitive thinking, out-of-the-box approach and stunning projects but the legacies they entrust us with is far greater than that. It’s perhaps their words of wisdom that inspire us the most. Today we collected the most constructive quotes about architecture and architectural design. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

 “God is in the details.”  – Mies van der Rohe

 “Form ever follows function.”  – Louis Sullivan

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

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

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

 “Less is more.”  – Mies van der Rohe

 “Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.”  – Rem Koolhaus

“A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”  – Frank Lloyd Wright

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

“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.” – Buckminster Fuller

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

 “To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.” – Daniel Libeskind

 “To create, one must first question everything.” – Eileen Gray

 “Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid

 “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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

 “I don’t know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.” – Frank Gehry

“One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.” – Renzo Piano

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

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

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