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Adolf Loos Quotes

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

Related topics: Architecture

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future.
The house thinks of the present.
- Adolf Loos

The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice.
The bank must declare: here your money is secure and
well looked after by honest people.
- Adolf Loos

 

The house has to serve comfort.
The work of art is revolutionary; the house is conservative.
- Adolf Loos

It does not do to use it with forms whose origin is
intimately bound up with a specific material simply
because no technical difficulties stand in the way.
- Adolf Loos

Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.
- Adolf Loos


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Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable.
- Adolf Loos

The Potemkin city of which I wish to speak here is
none other than our dear Vienna herself.
- Adolf Loos

Supply and demand regulate architectural form.
- Adolf Loos

The room has to be comfortable; the house has to look habitable.
- Adolf Loos

The work of art is brought into the world without there being a need for it.
The house satisfies a requirement.
The work of art is responsible to none;
the house is responsible to everyone.
The work of art wants to draw people out of their state of comfort.
- Adolf Loos

At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition,
it's at that point that I intend to renew it because
the present is built on the past just as the past was
built on the times that went before it.
- Adolf Loos

Changes in the traditional way of building are only
permitted if they are an improvement.
Otherwise stay with what is traditional,
for truth, even if it be hundreds of years old has
a stronger inner bond with us than the lie that walks by our side.
- Adolf Loos

Does it follow that the house has nothing in common
with art and is architecture not to be included in
the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art:
the tomb and the monument.
Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.
- Adolf Loos

Man loves everything that satisfies his comfort.
He hates everything that wants to draw him out of his
acquired and secured position and that disturbs him.
Thus he loves the house and hates art.
- Adolf Loos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Form follows function.
- Louis Sullivan

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- Daniel Libeskind

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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