Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of masses brought together in light.
All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
“Architecture is the art of how to waste space.”
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
Architecture is a social act and the material theatre of human activity.
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.”
“This building is like a book. Its architecture is the binding, its text is in the glass and sculpture.”
Architecture is a hazardous mixture of omnipotence and impotence. It is by definition a chaotic adventure. In other words, the utopian enterprise.”
Architecture is politics.
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.
Thermodynamics + Metaphor = Architecture
Architecture is a fuzzy amalgamation of contemporary practice, an awkward way to look at the world and an inadequate medium to operate on it.