"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."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Arne Jacobsen on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Arne Jacobsen on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Arne Jacobsen on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Arne Jacobsen on Ayn Rand
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."Arne Jacobsen on Frank Lloyd Wright
"Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life."
"Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns."
"If a building becomes architecture, then it is art."
"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."
"I don't see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture, as long as they are done properly."
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