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Architec Dictums

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SULLIVAN, “Form follows function.”
LOUIS
GAUDI, “Form does not necessarily follow function.”
ANTONIO
WRIGHT, “Form follows function- that has been misunderstood. Form and function
FRANK should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”
LLOYD
“Every great architect is –necessarily- a great poet. He must be a great
original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”

GROPUIS, “Art and Architecture, the new unity.”


WALTER
KAHN, LOUIS “Architecture is the reaching out for the truth”

“A house is a house.”

MAILLART, “A bridge is like a house.”


ROBERT
(February 6,
1872 – April 5,
1940)

BURNHAM, “Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble,
DANIEL logical diagram once recorded will not die.”

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.”

SAARINEN, “Beauty grows from necessity not from repetition of formulas.”


ELIEL
Gottlieb Eliel “Architectural-form equals social-form.”
Saarinen
(August 20,
1873 – July 1,
1950)

SAARINEN, “Function influence but does not dictate form.”


EERO
(August 20,
1910 –
September 1,
1961)

PERRET, “Truth is indispensible to Architecture & architectural lie concepts.”


AUGUSTE
(February 12,
1874 -
February 25,
1954)
NIEMEYER, “Form follows beauty.”
OSCAR
Oscar Ribeiro “Architecture is invention.”
de Almeida
Niemeyer
Soares Filho
(December
15, 1907 –
December 5,
2012)

NERVI, PIER “Structural correctness, which is identical with functional, technical


LUIGI & economic is a necessary & sufficient condition of satisfactory aesthet
(June 21, ic result.”
1891 –
January 9,
1979)

LUDWIG, “Less is more.”


MIES VAN
DER ROHE “Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.”
Maria Ludwig
Michael Mies “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it
(March 27, begins.”
1886 – August
19, 1969)

MENDELSOH “Architecture seizes upon space, encompasses space and is space itself.”
N, ERICH
(March 21, “Architecture depends on the sensuous seizure by means of touch and
1887 – sight.”
September 15,
1953)

LOOS , “Supply and demand regulate architecture form”


ADOLF
(December
10, 1870 –
August 23,
1933)

LE “The house is a Machine to live in.”


CORBUSIER
Charles- “Cube within a cube.”
Édouard
Jeanneret-
Gris
(October 6,
1887 – August
27, 1965)

LATROBE , “A bldg. is the combination of different geometric figures.”


BENJAMIN
H.
(May 1, 1764
– September
3, 1820)

JOHNSON, “Architecture is the art of how to waste space ”


PHILIP
CORTELYOU “All architects want to live beyond their deaths.”
(July 8, 1906 –
January 25,
2005)

GROPIUS, “Architecture begins where engineering ends”


WALTER
(May 18, 1883
– July 5, 1969)

BREUER, “A Building has straight geometrical lines. Even when these lines are free, it
MARCEL must always be evident that they have been studied & that they did not
LAJOS spring up simultaneously.”
(May 21, 1902
– July 1, 1981) “Nature & Architecture are two different things.”

“Architecture is a social art.”

POCIO, “Architecture must meet 3 requirements: strength, beauty, and unity.”


MARCUS
VITRUVIUS