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
Less is more.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Light, God’s eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
Buildings should serve people, not the other way around.
But the building’s identity resided in the ornament.
Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.
Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Frank Lloyd Wright
For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind.
Form follows function.
Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.