44 Minimalist Architecture Quotes (With Images)

Minimalist Architecture is the concept of creating structures using simple design elements. It enhances the visual impact because of no distracting elements in the design. Without further delay, here is an inspiring collection of Minimalist Architecture Quotes, that will help you make well-designed minimal structures.

44 Minimalist Architecture Quotes

We’ve compiled a list of most popular Minimalist Architecture Quotes To Fuel Your Creativity. Happy reading!

1) The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.Frank Lloyd Wright

Minimalist Architecture Quote - The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.

2) A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.Brenda Laurel

Minimalist Architecture Quote - A design isn't finished until someone is using it.

3) Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.Tim Parsey

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.

4) Designers think everything done by someone else is awful, and that they could do it better themselves, which explains why I designed my own living room carpet, I suppose.Chris Bangle

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Designers think everything done by someone else is awful, and that they could do it better themselves, which explains why I designed my own living room carpet, I suppose.

5) The life of a designer is one of fight: fight against the ugliness.Massimo Vignelli

Minimalist Architecture Quote - The life of a designer is one of fight: fight against the ugliness.

6) We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.Aristotle

Minimalist Architecture Quote - We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

7) A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.Frank Lloyd Wright

Minimalist Architecture Quote - A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.

8) In pure architecture the smallest detail should have a meaning or serve a purpose.Augustus W. N. Pugin

Minimalist Architecture Quote - In pure architecture the smallest detail should have a meaning or serve a purpose.

9) A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasured.Louis Kahn

Minimalist Architecture Quote - A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasured.

10) We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.Winston S Churchill

Minimalist Architecture Quote - We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

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

Minimalist Architecture Quote - The greatest architectural illusion is not Baroque fancy or Victorian flamboyant, but minimalism.

12) Forests were the first temples of God and in forests men grasped their first idea of architecture.James C. Snyder

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Forests were the first temples of God and in forests men grasped their first idea of architecture.

13) Any work of architecture that does not express serenity is a mistake.Luis Barragán

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Any work of architecture that does not express serenity is a mistake.

14) Less is a bore.Robert Venturi

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Less is a bore.

15) The greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation’s effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius.Victor Hugo

Minimalist Architecture Quote - The greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation's effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius.

16) 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

Minimalist Architecture Quote - 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.

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

Minimalist Architecture Quote - One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.

18) Architecture is a social act and the material theater of human activity.Spiro Kostof

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Architecture is a social act and the material theater of human activity.

19) In the face of the economic plight, it is our task to become pioneers of simplicity, that is, to find a simple form for all of life’s necessities, which is at the same time respectable and genuine.Oskar Schlemmer

Minimalist Architecture Quote - In the face of the economic plight, it is our task to become pioneers of simplicity, that is, to find a simple form for all of life’s necessities, which is at the same time respectable and genuine.

20) Practice safe design: Use a concept.Petrula Vrontikis

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Practice safe design: Use a concept.

21) God is in the details.Mies van der Rohe

Minimalist Architecture Quote - God is in the details.

22) There is a poetic nature to minimalism that is about striking a balance between full and empty.Jennie C. Jones

Minimalist Architecture Quote - There is a poetic nature to minimalism that is about striking a balance between full and empty.

23) Nothing in this world is more simple and more cheap than making cities that provide better for people.Jan Gehl

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Nothing in this world is more simple and more cheap than making cities that provide better for people.

24) Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.Charles Eames

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.

25) As we live and as we are, Simplicity – with a capital ‘S’ – is difficult to comprehend nowadays. We are no longer truly simple. We no longer live in simple terms or places. Life is a more complex struggle now. It is now valiant to be simple: a courageous thing to even want to be simple. It is a spiritual thing to comprehend what simplicity means.Frank Lloyd Wright

Minimalist Architecture Quote - As we live and as we are, Simplicity – with a capital 'S' - is difficult to comprehend nowadays. We are no longer truly simple. We no longer live in simple terms or places. Life is a more complex struggle now. It is now valiant to be simple: a courageous thing to even want to be simple. It is a spiritual thing to comprehend what simplicity means.

26) People ignore design that ignores people.Frank Chimero

Minimalist Architecture Quote - People ignore design that ignores people.

27) Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.Le Corbusier

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.

28) The sculpture is already complete within the marble block before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.Michelangelo

Minimalist Architecture Quote - The sculpture is already complete within the marble block before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.

29) Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance.Rern Koolhaas

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance.

30) Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.Rem Koolhaas

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.

31) I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity.I. M. Pei

Minimalist Architecture Quote - I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity.

32) Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because the idea wasn’t theirs.Frank Chimero

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because the idea wasn't theirs.

33) Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.Frank Gehry

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

34) A greater awareness in architects and planners of their real value to society could, at the present, result in that rare occurrence, namely, the improvement of the quality of life as a result of architectural endeavor.Cedric Price

Minimalist Architecture Quote - A greater awareness in architects and planners of their real value to society could, at the present, result in that rare occurrence, namely, the improvement of the quality of life as a result of architectural endeavor.

35) All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.Frank Lloyd Wright

Minimalist Architecture Quote - All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.

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

Minimalist Architecture Quote - As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.

37) An interesting plainness is the most difficult and precious thing to achieve.Mies Van Der Rohe

Minimalist Architecture Quote - An interesting plainness is the most difficult and precious thing to achieve.

38) Design should never say, “Look at me!” It should always say, “Look at this!David Craib

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Design should never say,

39) 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

Minimalist Architecture Quote - 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.

40) The structures were austere and simple until one looked at them and realized what work, what complexity of method, what tension of thought had achieved the simplicity.Ayn Rand

Minimalist Architecture Quote - The structures were austere and simple until one looked at them and realized what work, what complexity of method, what tension of thought had achieved the simplicity.

41) Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you anywhere.Albert Einstein

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you anywhere.

42) There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?Zaha Hadid

Minimalist Architecture Quote - There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?

43) Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.Mies van de Rohe

Minimalist Architecture Quote - Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.

44) The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.Frank Lloyd Wright

Minimalist Architecture Quote - The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.

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