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120 Construction Quotes on Marvels of Civil Engineering

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Collection of famous quotes on construction and design by famous people across the globe to emphasize on the marvel of civil engineering technologies.

Civil construction falls in the category of civil engineering which is all about designing, constructing and maintaining the physical and naturally built environment. Civil construction is the art of building bridges, dams, roads, airports, canals, and buildings.

Here we have gathered some of the best quotes on Construction & Building from famous architects to get inspired..

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To be a part of the construction industry it takes passion, so here we have inspiring such quotes to get motivated.

So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent.

— Minoru Yamasaki

Japanese architecture is very much copied in this country and in Europe.

— Minoru Yamasaki

If you examine this I think that you will find that it’s the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture.

— Minoru Yamasaki

If a building becomes architecture then it is art.

— Arne Jacobsen

Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.

— Stephen Gardiner

The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally.

— Stephen Gardiner

The English light is so very subtle so very soft and misty that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.

— Stephen Gardiner

The Egyptian contribution to architecture was more concerned with remembering the dead than the living.

— Stephen Gardiner

Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today Japanese flexibility is the greatest.

— Stephen Gardiner

Georgian architecture respected the scale of both the individual and the community.

— Stephen Gardiner

French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture like Roman design it looks to the community.

— Stephen Gardiner

Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture.

— Tadao Ando

The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.

— Tadao Ando

Without this spirit Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism I use architecture to reconcile the two.

— Tadao Ando

Italy is full of historical buildings. And Europe holds a great history of philosophy from Greece until today. I read all those books and see these buildings and I think of where I stand when I design my architecture.

— Tadao Ando

All those involved in the construction of an architectural design from the architect to the builder have an attachment to the architecture although it’s difficult to quantify the attachment.

— Tadao Ando

Japanese architecture is traditionally based on wooden structures that need renovating on a regular basis.

— Tadao Ando

Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture.

— Tadao Ando

People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more I think that architecture has nothing to do with it. Of course that’s both liberating and alarming.

— Rem Koolhaas

Every time a student walks past a really urgent expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college it can help reassure him that he does have that mind does have that soul.

— Louis Kahn

My house is my refuge an emotional piece of architecture not a cold piece of convenience.

— Luis Barragan

We all love musical architecture there’s no doubt about that.

— Levon Helm

Architecture in general is frozen music.

— Friedrich von Schelling

Painting sculpture and architecture are finished but the art habit continues.

— Robert Smithson

Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.

— Bruce Jackson

Look architecture has a lot of places to hide behind a lot of excuses. ‘The client made me do this.’ ‘The city made me do this.’ ‘Oh the budget.’ I don’t believe that anymore.

— Frank Gehry

In fact it will be very easy to climb the building because of its shape and architecture.

— Alain Robert

Charles was very intent to use his years as Prince of Wales to make his mark while he still had freedom of maneuver that he wouldn’t have as King. The first subject he really went for was architecture. It made an impact.

— Anthony Holden

It was the drawing that led me to architecture the search for light and astonishing forms.

— Oscar Niemeyer

I search for surprise in my architecture. A work of art should cause the emotion of newness.

— Oscar Niemeyer

Trying to describe something musical is like dancing to architecture it’s really difficult.

— Robert Palmer

Of the individual poems some are more lyric and some are more descriptive or narrative. Each poem is fixed in a moment. All those moments written or read together take on the movement and architecture of a narrative.

— Marilyn Hacker

I don’t know why I’ve always been so captivated by architecture.

— Tim Gunn

The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish.

— Federico Garcia Lorca

But I absolutely believe that 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.

— Thom Mayne

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

— Constantin Brancusi

And when an architect has designed a house with large windows which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very deep houses then curtains come to play a big role in architecture.

— Arne Jacobsen

I don’t see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture as long as they are done properly.

— Arne Jacobsen

If architecture had nothing to do with art it would be astonishingly easy to build houses but the architect’s task – his most difficult task – is always that of selecting.

— Arne Jacobsen

In addressing a task one almost always has several possible options sometimes only a few and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture.

— Arne Jacobsen

If architecture is as is sometimes said music set in concrete then football and basketball may be said to be creativity embodied in team sports.

— Michael Mandelbaum

The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it’s a true story.

— Joel Coen

We think of enterprise architecture as the process we use for fully describing and mapping business functionality and business requirements and relating them to information systems requirements.

— Tony Scott

Escape from the architecture ghetto is one of the major drivers and has been from the very beginning.

— Rem Koolhaas

The intellectual force of the West is still dominant but other cultures are getting stronger. I expect that we will develop a new way of thinking in architecture and urban planning and that less will be based on our models.

— Rem Koolhaas

People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.

— Marc Newson

I could be happy doing something like architecture. It would involve another couple of years of graduate school but that’s what I studied in college. That’s what I always wanted to do.

— Parker Stevenson

My interest in architecture has always been sculptural. Most of my photography is of architecture.

— Parker Stevenson

Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences and adorned with much and varied learning by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts.

— Marcus V. Pollio

Of course I know very little about architecture and the older I get the less I know.

— Richard Rogers

Architecture is about public space held by buildings.

— Richard Rogers

Architecture is a slow business and city planning even slower.

— Richard Rogers

I don’t find Hollywood interesting so I’m thinking of studying architecture instead.

— Hayden Christensen

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.

— Luis Barragan

Every one who has a heart however ignorant of architecture he may be feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches.

— Goldwin Smith

Yet for my part deeply as I am moved by the religious architecture of the Middle Ages I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest emotion in any modern Gothic church.

— Goldwin Smith

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It’s just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built.

— Daniel Libeskind

I studied architecture in New York. So really I was very moved like everyone else to try to contribute something that has that resonance and profundity of it means to all of us.

— Daniel Libeskind

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

— Martin Mull

When I’m in London Claridge’s is a great favourite. I’m a big fan of art deco architecture and the rooms are extraordinary.

— Roman Coppola

I take a lot from everywhere. I take from music architecture novels and plays. Anywhere that hits you.

— Alex Winter

I’ve never owned an Apple product. I like the fact that PCs are open architecture and not locked down like Apple products. I feel that Macs are also unjustifiably overpriced.

— Oren Peli

I’ve always liked traveling around Europe and seeing the architecture. The buildings in capital cities have been there for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years. Some look better than the new ones.

— Joe Elliott

At this present time matter is still the best way to think of architecture but I’m not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world.

— Ben Nicholson

If you’re into architecture and you’re from the West everything is hors d’oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you’re led there. You can’t escape it.

— Ben Nicholson

You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth at it’s best.

— Ben Nicholson

The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics.

— Jay Chiat

The team architecture means setting up an organization that helps people produce that great work in teams.

— Jay Chiat

One of my favorite vacation places is Miami because of the people the water and the beach – of course – and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.

— Oksana Baiul

I would fix other people’s lines if they asked me on occasion. The hard part of writing is the architecture of it getting the story and structuring it. Not the tweaking of lines.

— William Devane

But those musics do not address the larger kind of architecture in time that classical music does whatever each one of us knows that classical music must mean.

— Michael Tilson Thomas

I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year.

— Barry Mann

It is not with architecture that one can disseminate any political ideology.

— Oscar Niemeyer

Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks we must participate in the political struggle.

— Oscar Niemeyer

Architecture is my work and I’ve spent my whole life at a drawing board but life is more important than architecture. What matters is to improve human beings.

— Oscar Niemeyer

Architecture is invention.

— Oscar Niemeyer

The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don’t count. So if I lose one or two legs the process will go on the organization will go on the growth will go on.

— Mukesh Ambani

Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.

— Adolf Loos

Architecture is involved with the world but at the same time it has a certain autonomy. This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal. They operate within the terms of the work like any art.

— Thom Mayne

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.

— Thom Mayne

The aesthetic of architecture has to be rooted in a broader idea about human activities like walking relaxing and communicating. Architecture thinks about how these activities can be given added value.

— Thom Mayne

You might say that when you step inside you’re entering a honorific space but that’s something totally different than experiencing it. And in architecture the experience comes first. That has the deepest effect on us.

— Thom Mayne

In my experience if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg it’s modern architecture.

— Nancy Banks Smith

Doctrines provide an architecture for both Republican and Democrat presidents to carry out policies.

— Malcolm Wallop

That Moorish architecture is all over the place of course. It affects me everywhere I see it as it does so many people. But Brand Library was a special place to me and I know I’ve paid homage to it many times in my drawings.

— Jim Woodring

Once I got out of architecture school I decided not to be an architect I just started my own little design studio.

— Joseph Kosinski

I went to school for engineering I studied jazz. So I always had this kind of creative side and technical side and I thought architecture might be the way to combine them so I went to architecture school in New York.

— Joseph Kosinski

An important work of architecture will create polemics.

— Richard Meier

The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad and by laughing at the architecture.

— Ian Hamilton Finlay

I was a student at Columbia College actually in the Architecture school. Paul would drive in from Queens showing me these new songs. I can’t remember us working it out.

— Art Garfunkel

After about the first Millennium Italy was the cradle of Romanesque architecture which spread throughout Europe much of it extending the structural daring with minimal visual elaboration.

— Harry Seidler

After World War II great strides were made in modern Japanese architecture not only in advanced technology allowing earthquake resistant tall buildings but expressing and infusing characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture in modern buildings.

— Harry Seidler

The job of buildings is to improve human relations: architecture must ease them not make them worse.

— Ralph Erskine

But I feel truly wowed by the architecture and the meaning of the architecture if you get lost in it and think about the man hours in the smallest little chapel and the love involved. God it’s fantastic.

— Paul Bettany

I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I’d done theatricals in college but I’d done them because it was fun.

— James Stewart

But after the time there I’d had it with fashion again so I left to go to architecture school in a summer course at Harvard which didn’t last very long.

— Stephen Sprouse

Architecture can’t fully represent the chaos and turmoil that are part of the human personality but you need to put some of that turmoil into the architecture or it isn’t real.

— Frank Stella

I would like to attend college in the future when I have time. I have always been interested in architecture so perhaps I would pursue a degree in that or business.

— James Maslow

I would’ve been intrigued by being a film director. I would’ve been intrigued by politics. I thought about architecture.

— Charlie Rose

I like things that are kind of eclectic when one thing doesn’t go with another. That’s why I love Rome. The town itself is that way. It’s where Fascist architecture meets classic Renaissance where the ancient bangs up against the contemporary. It has a touch of everything. That’s my style and that’s what my work is about.

— Giambattista Valli

I feel however that we architects have a special duty and mission… (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.

— Kenzo Tange

There is a powerful need for symbolism and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.

— Kenzo Tange

Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.

— Kenzo Tange

Opera next to Gothic architecture is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.

— Kenneth Clark

I don’t believe in morality in architecture.

— Michael Graves

I have no requirements for a style of architecture.

— Michael Graves

The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth.

— Michael Graves

The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house.

— Thomas Reid

Each new situation requires a new architecture.

— Jean Nouvel

I like to play with architecture! It’s my favorite game.

— Jean Nouvel

I think architecture has to be a gift.

— Jean Nouvel

What is being called the UN ‘gender architecture’ is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality.

— Charlotte Bunch

Architecture is politics.

— Mitchell Kapor

What has happened to architecture since the second world war that the only passers-by who can contemplate it without pain are those equipped with a white stick and a dog?

— Bernard Levin

First there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament but are clearly revealed a charm felt in Japanese architecture.

— Gustav Stickley

Architecture aims at Eternity.

— Christopher Wren

Revived in this country the long forgotten beauties of Gothic architecture.

— James Wyatt

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.

— Richard Meier

There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons.

— Edwin Lutyens

The architecture of our future is not only unfinished the scaffolding has hardly gone up.

— George Lamming

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