Words of wisdom from famous architects

 

Louis Kahn

“The sun never knew how great it was, until it hit the side of a building”

Louis Kahn's National Assembly Building

Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building

When designing the plan of your building it is important to remember that natural light is one of the best and most generous resources. It should be used to the advantage of the construction.

 

Frank Gehry

“I don’t know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.”

Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall

Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall

Working on a project with a team means that having the right people who know their parameters is imperative. Great projects are a result of each member working independently towards a shared goal.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright

“You can use an eraser on the drawing table or a sledge hammer on the construction site.”

Wright's Falling Water House

Wright’s Falling Water House

In construction planning is perhaps the most important aspect of the project. Having all aspects of the building and construction process planned and managed correctly can save a large amount of time and money for all parties involved.

 

Ludwig Mies Van De Rohe

“I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good.”

The New National Gallery of Berlin

The New National Gallery of Berlin

Great work comes from honest attempts to make something amazing. Focusing on the details and ensuring that the people you work with understand the importance of attention to detail is vital in architectural construction.

 

Le Corbusier

“I prefer drawing to talking. It’s faster and leaves less room for lies.”

Palace-of-Assembly-Chandigarh-India-John-Macdougall-AFP

Corbusier’s Palace of Assembly

Make sure when deciding on an architect or building designer ensure that their skills are truly what they say they are, this can be found out from their reputation and reviews from past cliental. Working with the right people can save you a lot of stress and bother in the long run.

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