Bad Design Quotes


As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown. Norman Foster

The fundamental failure of most graphic, product, architectural and even urban design is its insistence on serving the God of Looking-Good rather than the God of Being-Good. Richard Saul Wurman

I'm convinced that without bad design, the world would be a far less stimulating place; we would have nothing to marvel over and nothing to be nostalgic about. Carrie Fulton Phillips

I like ruins because what remains is not the total design, but the clarity of thought, the naked structure, the spirit of the thing. Tadao Ando

A profound design process eventually makes the patron, the architect, and every occasional visitor in the building a slightly better human being. Juhani Pallasmaa

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it. Daniel Libeskind

Very often the opinion of the clients must be disregarded in their own interest. John Mercer Johnson

When we build, let us think that we build forever. John Ruskin

I don't know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do. Frank Gehry

The room is there for the human being - not the human being for the room. El Lissitzky

One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again. Renzo Piano

The Sun does not realise how wonderful it is until after a room is made. Louis Kahn

Architecture is not based on concrete and steel, and the elements of the soil. It's based on wonder. Daniel Libeskind

The greatest architectural illusion is not Baroque fancy or Victorian flamboyant, but minimalism. Kevin Mccloud

Architects spend an entire life with this unreasonable idea that you can fight against gravity. Renzo Piano

It is therefore indisputable that the limbs of architecture are derived from the limbs of man. Michelangelo

The modern architect is, generally speaking, art's greatest enemy. Pierre-Auguste Renoir

I understand that, today, some developers are asking architects to design eye-catching, iconic buildings. Fortunately, I've not had that kind of client so far. Fumihiko Maki

People who build their own home tend to be very courageous. These people are curious about life. They're thinking about what it means to live in a house, rather than just buying a commodity and making it work. Tom Kundig

Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space ... On the one hand it's about shelter, but it's also about pleasure. Zaha Hadid



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