Content Updated On : 2021-12-02

I believe that artistic activities change people. You do effect change. I see architecture as a political, social and cultural act - that is its primary role.

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Church architecture describes visually the idea of the sacred, which is a fundamental need of man.

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Somehow, architecture alters the way we think about the world and the way we behave. Any serious architecture, as a litmus test, has to be that.

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Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.

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New York is just an energy. There's a beauty to the way it's laid out: the architecture, the way the planning is. It's huge, but you really do get to experience more than your own existence here. It's kinda hard to isolate yourself from different types of people, different types of ideas or communities.

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The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story.

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Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be, feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches.

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The building of the architecture of a novel - the craft of it - is something I never tire of.

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In a way, architecture is about communication. That's an aspect of the discipline that is somewhat lacking, and there's definitely room for more progression into that area. I suppose that gives me a bit of a different edge. I'm also very, very used to doing a lot of exhaustive research and finding interesting information from different sources.

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The team architecture means setting up an organization that helps people produce that great work in teams.

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

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When I was studying architecture in the 1970s, it was intellectually bankrupt.

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Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.

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For me, as I was growing up, I studied architecture, I was into music, and I always felt that there was a gap between the things that I loved and consumed and who made them and how they made them.

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Architecture depends on its time. It is the crystallization of its inner structure, the slow unfolding of its form.

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Architects have created this fake separation between creation and execution. You can see it in architecture schools, where the students look down on going to contracts classes.

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The fossil fuel industry has taken control of, and powered up, architecture and methods originally built by the tobacco industry and others to attack and deny science.

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

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A building that has great environmental responsibility is a political animal in a way because it becomes promotional of a cause. I think that kind of advocacy through architecture is really good.

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Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.

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