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Famous Architect Dictums Architects dictum is a statement of opinion or belief of the person in designing building or structures.

Here are some famous architect dictums: Form follows function - Louis Sullivan Form does not necessarily follow function - Antonio Gaudi "Form follows function- that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union" -Frank Lloyd Wright Art and Architecture, the new unity - Walter Gropius "Architecture is the reaching out for the truth" -Louis Kahn A house is a house - Louis Kahn Cube within a cube - Le Corbusier "The house is a machine for living in" - Le Corbusier A bridge is like a house - Robert Maillart Less is more - Ludwig Mies Van de Rohe "Less is a bore" -Robert Venturi "Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space" -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe "Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins" -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe "Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die" -Daniel Burnham "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood" -Daniel Burnham Function influence but does not dictate form - Eero Saarinen Architectural-form equals social-form -Eliel Saarinen Modern architecture need not to be Western - Kenzo Tange "All architects want to live beyond their deaths" -Philip Johnson Architecture must meet 3 requirements: strength, beauty, and unity - Marcus Vitruvius Pocio "Every great architect is- necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age" -Frank Lloyd Wright