Odysseus Elytis - I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the world.
[ America Apex Architects Architectural Become Before Bring Culture Especially Hope Involved Lead More Nation New Producing Seriously Stood Where Whole Will World Would]
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- Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
[ Architects Designed Hands Honorable Intentions]
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- The Washingtonian said it shouldn't be built. The gallery's East Building is now considered a triumph, and members of the American Association of Architects have voted it one of the best buildings of all time.
[ American Architects Association Best Building Buildings Built Considered East Gallery Members Now Said Time Triumph Voted]
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- Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
[ After Architects Artists Change Fact Implement Legislators Mind Political Real]
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- Women are the real architects of society.
[ Architects Real Society Women]
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- There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources. Architects and designers have, I think, a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials, and making things durable.
[ Architects Conserving Designers Durable Energy Fair Finite Making Materials Ours Planet Resources Responsibility Things Think Very Vulnerable]
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- Sympathetic cracks. A term frequently used by architects and surveyors in terms of ageing houses. I know what they mean.
[ Ageing Architects Cracks Frequently Houses Know Mean Sympathetic Term Terms Used]
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- The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events.
[ Architects Artists Creations Events Great Historical Names Recorded Renaissance Their]
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- Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
[ Aesthetics Architects Bring Circle Clients Dome Ease Give Great Home Just Knees Rich Sing Strains Stresses Their Where]
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- We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
[ Architects Called Future Victims]
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- The only legitimate artists in England are the architects.
[ Architects Artists England Legitimate Only]
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- Color is a very critical thing. I've found that architects don't like colors. Engineers too. And so somebody has to stand in. Because this is the finish of it. It is the emotional part of a structure. I had great satisfaction in doing that.
[ Architects Because Color Colors Critical Doing Emotional Engineers Finish Found Great Had Part Satisfaction Somebody Stand Structure Thing Too Very]
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- The magic was in the Marshall Plan itself. It provided an opportunity for appealing and constructive work. In a sense, the mission chiefs were given the opportunity to help act as architects for the new Europe that was envisioned.
[ Act Appealing Architects Chiefs Constructive Envisioned Europe Given Help Itself Magic Marshall Mission New Opportunity Plan Provided Sense Were Work]
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- I personally felt that his ad hominen attacks on British architects were not the sort of thing a Prince of Wales should be doing because, apart from anything else, they put various people out of business.
[ Ad Anything Apart Architects Attacks Because British Business Doing Else Felt His Out Personally Prince Put Should Sort Thing Various Wales Were]
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- In Europe, architects consider themselves artists. They think they're special when they win a competition.
[ Architects Artists Competition Consider Europe Special Themselves Think Win]
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- Most architects say: I want to use this type of glass, even if it's too reflective or doesn't let enough light in. However, the use of a certain type of glass might change the comfort level.
[ Architects Certain Change Comfort Enough Even Glass However Level Light Might Most Reflective Say Too Type Use Want]
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- All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
[ Architects Beyond Deaths Live Their Want]
Topic: Death
- Architects are pretty much high-class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients, but we've both got to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business.
[ Architects Both Business Clients Down Got High-Class Much Pretty Projects Say Some Someone Stay Turn Want Way Whores Yes]
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- Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
[ Architects Luxury Many Reject Significant Things]
Topic: Architecture
- There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons.
[ Architects Architecture Great Never Patrons Will Without]
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- I hesitated, too, because for better or worse, I have been one of the principal architects of New Labour and I have worked closely with Tony Blair and the team for nearly 20 years.
[ Architects Because Been Better Blair Closely Hesitated Labour Nearly New Principal Team Tony Too Worked Worse Years]
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- I'm often called an old-fashioned modernist. But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world. That's impossible. And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more.
[ Absurd Any Architects Architecture Called Could Expects Grand Had Heal Idea Impossible Modernist Modernists More Nobody Often Old-Fashioned These Today Visions World]
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- Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
[ Architects Builders Disillusionment Grandeur Master Often]
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- I feel most strongly about Jerusalem, because architects ultimately have to address that city.
[ Address Architects Because City Feel Jerusalem Most Strongly Ultimately]
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- Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition.
[ Architects Attention Believe Building Concentrate Condition Dynamics Environmental Important Interaction More Object Past Spaces Static Tended Their]
Topic: Architecture
- My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people.
[ Architects Architecture Because Believe Effect Enjoy Enjoyment Get Great Life More Older Passion Quality Reason]
Topic: Architecture
- Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
[ Age Architects Before Believe Builders Days Happy]
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- A White House dinner is the American family assembled, from labor leaders to billionaires, actors, architects, academicians and athletes.
[ Actors American Architects Assembled Athletes Billionaires Dinner Family House Labor Leaders White]
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- The difference between me and the newer artists is that I have the history with the architects, the masters that started the music. I know where the music came from.
[ Architects Artists Between Came Difference History Know Masters Music Newer Started Where]
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- I did a comparison of a school of architects known as the New York Five. I compared their articulation of wall surfaces, which I enjoyed very much.
[ Architects Articulation Compared Comparison Did Enjoyed Five Known Much New School Surfaces Their Very Wall Which York]
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- Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.
[ Architects Citizens Depreciate Future Just More Ordinary Power Reform Regard Tend Than Themselves Today Without]
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- I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.
[ Architects Architecture Contribute Development Duty Feel However Mission Planning Special Urban]
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- May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur; quite to the contrary, I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty years of my life my life has been an open book of service to my fellow architects and for the public good.
[ Am Architects Been Book Contrary Fellow Finally Forty Good Grandeur Humble Illusions Knowledge Life May Open Public Quite Say Service Through Very Years]
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