Quotes on architecture and lighting design

These quotes touch on the philosophy, creativity, and impact of architecture and lighting design:

  1. "Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light." - Le Corbusier

  2. "To an architect, natural light is the most valuable tool at their disposal." - Tadao Ando

  3. "Light is not so much something that reveals, as it is itself the revelation." - James Turrell

  4. "We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us." - Winston Churchill

  5. "Good lighting can, and does, make or break the ambiance of a room." - Kelly Wearstler

  6. "Architecture begins where engineering ends." - Walter Gropius

  7. "Less is more." - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

  8. "Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space." - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

  9. "Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep." - Le Corbusier

  10. "The sun never knew how great it was until it hit the side of a building." - Louis Kahn

  11. "Lighting is not so much something to see, as it is a way to see." - Richard Kelly

  12. "Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." - Frank Gehry

  13. "I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies." - Le Corbusier

  14. "Architecture is the art of how to waste space." - Philip Johnson

  15. "In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary." - Aaron Rose

  16. "My work is not about 'form follows function,' but 'form follows beauty' or, even better, 'form follows feminine.'" - Oscar Niemeyer

  17. "To create, one must first question everything." - Eileen Gray

  18. "Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose." - Charles Eames

  19. "A building has two lives. The one imagined by its maker and the life it lives afterward." - David Chipperfield

  20. "Lighting design is not about the number of lights or the lumens they emit. It's about the story they tell." - Rogier van der Heide

  21. "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci

  22. "Great buildings, like great mountains, are the work of centuries." - Victor Hugo

  23. "Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building." - Thomas Fuller

  24. "There is no wealth but life." - John Ruskin, implying the value of designing spaces that enhance human life.

  25. "Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design." - Stephen Gardiner

This selection captures a broad spectrum of thoughts and inspirations from some of the most influential architects and lighting designers in history. Their words reflect the deep connections between space, light, form, and the human experience, offering timeless wisdom for both professionals and enthusiasts alike.

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