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Architects

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Adolf Loos

"ornament equals crime"


"lift the building in the ground"

Alvar Aalto
(Hugo Alvar
Henric)

"form is the mystery that defies description


but brings people pleasure"

Antonio Gaudi

-hyperbolic paraboloid
form does not necessarily follow function"
"straight lines belong to man, curved lines
belong to God"

Charles Renee
Makintosh

"modern ideas in modern dress"


"design by living men for living men"

Eero Saarinen

reflective glass
"function influence but does not dictate"
"spiritual function is inseparable from
practical function"

Eleil Saarinen

"beauty grows from necessity, not from


repetition"

Erich
Mendelsohn

fluid mass theory


"architecture is the only tangible
expression of space"

Frank Lloyd
Wright

textile blocks, organic architecture


"form and function are one"
"the reality of a building is not the
container but the space within"
"the architect is a molder of men, whether
or not he consciously assumes
responsibility"
nature spelled with a capital N the way
you spell God with a capital G"
"organic architecture: all parts are related
to the whole as the whole was related to
the parts; continuity and integrity"

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Ieoh Ming Pei

"symbolisms and blasphemies"


"architecture is the expression of the past"

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Kenzo Tange

"modern architecture need not be western"

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Le Corbusier
(CharlesEdouard
Jeanneret}

"a cube within a cube"


"a house is a machine to live in
"architecture is the masterly, correct and
magnificent play of masses brought
together in light"
"space and light and order. these are the
things men need just as much they need
bread or place to sleep"
"the styles are a lie"

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Louis Khan

"a house is a house"


"architecture built not for need, but for art"

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Louis Sullivan

"form follows function"

Ludwig Mies
van der Rohe

skin and bone architecture


"less is more"

Marcel Bruer

"nature and architecture are two different


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Michael
graves

"design as if you are a child"


"classical forms language of both the arctuated
and trabeated models"

Minoru
Yamasaki

"humanism"

Oscar
Niemeyer

"architecture must have liberty of forms"


"architecture is expression of poetry"

Otto
Wagner

"a town in a town"

Otto
Wagner

"nothing that is not practical can be beautiful"


"essential basis of natural forms as geometries"

Paul
Rodulph

"automobile is the most important organizing


element in the structure

Philip
Johnson

"architecture is the art of wasting space"

Pierre
Luigi
Nervi

ferrocement
structural correctness is identical with functional,
technical and economic truthfulness
"architecture is a synthesis of the technology and
art"

Rem
Koolhaas

"the client is chaos"


"the integration of notion of cheapness to create
sublime conditions"

Richard
Nuetra

rush city
"a house is like a flower pot"
"most important material is man"

Richard
Rogers

"design is how, form is what"

Robert
Mailart

mushroom slab construction


"a bridge is like a house"

Robert
Venturi

"Less is Bore"

Vitruvius

"strength, beauty and unity"

Walter
Gropius

"art and architecture, the new unity"


"machine is to be our modern medium of design