Undisciplinary is the personal wiki of Martin Zemlicka.

Architecture Is


Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of masses brought together in light.

Le Corbusier

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.

Philip Johnson

“Architecture is the art of how to waste space.”

Philip Johnson

There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through

Dan Rice

Architecture is a social act and the material theatre of human activity.

Spiro Kostof

Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling:

“Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“This building is like a book. Its architecture is the binding, its text is in the glass and sculpture.”

Malcolm Miller

Architecture is a hazardous mixture of omnipotence and impotence. It is by definition a chaotic adventure. In other words, the utopian enterprise.”

Rem Koolhaas

Architecture is politics.

Mitchell Kapor

In architecture as in all other operative arts, the end must direct the operation. The end is to build well. Well building has three conditions: Commodity, Firmness and Delight.

Henry Watton

Thermodynamics + Metaphor = Architecture

Nick Axel

Architecture is a fuzzy amalgamation of contemporary practice, an awkward way to look at the world and an inadequate medium to operate on it.

Rem Koolhaas, Content