I think it’s really important to design things with a kind of personality.
I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums, concert halls and civic buildings.
Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.
Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one’s entire life.
As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost.
Harry von Zell
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.
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
Warmth isn’t what minimalists are thought to have.
We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don’t go anywhere. They shouldn’t be restless.
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.