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    Angkor is perhaps the greatest of Man's essays in rectangular architecture that has yet been brought to life.

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    An important work of architecture will create polemics.

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    Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall. The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall.

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    A painting that is well composed is half finished.

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    Any work of architecture that has with it some discussion, some polemic, I think is good. It shows that people are interested, people are involved.

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    Anybody I talk to agrees that maybe 2 percent of the building environment since the war, we could call architecture.

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    Architecture is always dream and function, expression of a utopia and instrument of a convenience.

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    Architecture is a rare collective profession: it's always exercised by groups. There is an essential modesty, which is a complete contradiction to the notion of a star.

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    Architecture enable you to accommodate complexity and change. If you don't have Enterprise Architecture, your enterprise is not going to be viable in a increasingly complex and changing external environment.

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    Architecture, in itself, at the end of the day, is a rational profession.

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    Architecture is about aging well, about precision and authenticity. There is much more to the success of a building than what you can see. Im not suggesting that gestural architecture is always superficial, but solid reasoning has its place.

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    Architecture is changing faster than some other professions.

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    Architecture is like a mythical fantastic. It has to be experienced. It can't be described. We can draw it up and we can make models of it, but it can only be experienced as a complete whole.

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    Architecture is a social activity that has to do with some sort of communication or places of interaction, and that to change the environment is to change behaviour.

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    Architecture is not all about the design of the building and nothing else, it is also about the cultural setting and the ambience, the whole affair.

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    Architecture is supposed to complete nature. Great architecture makes nature more beautiful-it gives it power.

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    Architecture is the real battleground of the spirit.

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    Architecture is either the prophecy of an unformed society or the tomb of a finished one.

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    Architecture isn't just about creating new buildings, sometimes its about retuning what's already there.

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    Architecture is politics.

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    Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.

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    Architecture must concern itself continually with the socially beneficial distortion of the environment.

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    Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.

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    Architecture ... the adaptation of form to resist force.

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    Architecture is too slow in its realisation to be a 'problem solver'.

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    Architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and poetry, may truly be called the efflorescence of civilised life.

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

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    Architecture theory is very interesting.

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    Architecture was the last of the major professions to devise a formal 'cursus honorum' before its practice could be undertaken.

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    Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand.

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    Architects cannot teach nature anything.

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    Architecture begins to matter when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and awe along with a roof over our heads.

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    Architecture begins where engineering ends.

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    Architecture can't force people to connect, it can only plan the crossing points, remove barriers, and make the meeting places useful and attractive.

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    Architecture has joined the world of fashion, but fashion is passing and architecture is timeless.

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    Architecture has the power to create order out of unholy confusion.

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    Architecture is about public space held by buildings.

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    Architecture aims at Eternity

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    Architecture and architectural freedom are above all a social issue that must be seen from inside a political structure, not from outside it.

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    Architecture depends on Order, Arrangement, Eurythmy, Symmetry , Propriety , and Economy.

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    Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance.

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    Architecture is a hazardous mixture of omnipotence and impotence. It is by definition a c h a o t i c a d v e n t u r e... In other words, the utopian enterprise.

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    Architecture immortalizes and glorifies something. Hence there can be no architecture where there is nothing to glorify.

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    Architecture is a hypothesis about the future that holds that subsequent change will be confined to that part of the design space encompassed by that architecture.

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    Architecture is an applied art, founded not on theories but on practice.

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    Architecture is frozen music. [Ger., Die Backunst ist eine erstarrte Musik.]

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    Architecture is the king or queen of the arts.

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    Architecture is what nature cannot make. Architecture is something unnatural but not something made up.

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    Architecture should be rooted in the past, and yet be part of our own time and forward looking.

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    Architecture was pretty much the sexiest thing to be doing from 1700-1800.

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