Architects Dictums

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Architects Dictums

An architect dictum is a statement of opinion or belief of a person in designing buildings or structures. If you are a student or like knowing this kind of information then take the quiz. Enjoy.


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  • 1. 
    “Form follows beauty.”
    • A. 

      SAARINEN, EERO

    • B. 

      PERRET, AUGUSTE

    • C. 

      NIEMEYER, OSCAR

  • 2. 
    “Less is more.”
    • A. 

      NERVI, PIER LUIGI

    • B. 

      LUDWIG, MIES VAN DER ROHE

    • C. 

      MAILLART , ROBERT

  • 3. 
    “The house is a Machine to live in.” 
    • A. 

      LE CORBUSIER

    • B. 

      KORUKAWA, KUSHO

    • C. 

      LUDWIG, MIES VAN DER ROHE

  • 4. 
    “Architecture is the art of how to waste space ”
    • A. 

      GROPIUS, WALTER

    • B. 

      JOHNSON, PHILIP CORTELYOU

    • C. 

      ALVAR, AALTO

  • 5. 
    “Supply and demand regulate architecture form”
    • A. 

      GROPIUS, WALTER

    • B. 

      LE CORBUSIER

    • C. 

      LOOS , ADOLF

  • 6. 
    "Art and Architecture, the new unity"
    • A. 

      FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

    • B. 

      WALTER GROPIUS

    • C. 

      FRANK GEHRY

  • 7. 
    "Modern Architecture need not to be Western."
    • A. 

      LE CORB

    • B. 

      KENZO TANGE

    • C. 

      FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

  • 8. 
    "All architects want to live beyond their deaths."
    • A. 

      PHILLIP JOHNSON

    • B. 

      EERO SAARINEN

    • C. 

      WALTER GROPUIS

  • 9. 
    "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood."
    • A. 

      WALTER GROPUIS

    • B. 

      KENZO TANGE

    • C. 

      DANIEL BURNHAM

  • 10. 
    "Architecture must meet three requirements; strength , beauty and unity."
    • A. 

      FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

    • B. 

      MARCUS VITRUVIUS POCIO

    • C. 

      EERO SAARINEN

  • 11. 
    “Architecture is invention.”
    • A. 

      SAARINEN, EERO

    • B. 

      PERRET, AUGUSTE

    • C. 

      NIEMEYER, OSCAR

  • 12. 
    “Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.”
    • A. 

      LATROBE , BENJAMIN H.

    • B. 

      LUDWIG, MIES VAN DER ROHE

    • C. 

      MAILLART , ROBERT

  • 13. 
    “Architecture begins where engineering ends”
    • A. 

      LOOS , ADOLF

    • B. 

      BREUER, MARCEL LAJOS

    • C. 

      GROPIUS, WALTER

  • 14. 
    “Architecture seizes upon space, encompasses space and is space itself.”  
    • A. 

      MENDELSOHN, ERICH

    • B. 

      NERVI, PIER LUIGI

    • C. 

      SAARINEN, ELIEL

  • 15. 
    “Form does not necessarily follow function.”
    • A. 

      WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD

    • B. 

      GAUDI, ANTONIO

    • C. 

      SAARINEN, ELIEL

  • 16. 
    “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.”
    • A. 

      NIEMEYER, OSCAR

    • B. 

      NERVI, PIER LUIGI

    • C. 

      LUDWIG, MIES VAN DER ROHE

  • 17. 
    “Cube within a cube.”
    • A. 

      LOOS , ADOLF

    • B. 

      LE CORBUSIER

    • C. 

      LUDWIG, MIES VAN DER ROHE

  • 18. 
    “Truth is indispensible to Architecture & architectural lie concepts.” 
    • A. 

      PERRET, AUGUSTE

    • B. 

      NIEMEYER, OSCAR

    • C. 

      LE CORBUSIER

  • 19. 
      “Every great architect is –necessarily- a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”
    • A. 

      WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD

    • B. 

      GAUDI, ANTONIO

    • C. 

      SULLIVAN, LOUIS

  • 20. 
    “Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.”
    • A. 

      BURNHAM, DANIEL

    • B. 

      MAILLART, ROBERT

    • C. 

      NERVI, PIER LUIGI

  • 21. 
    “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.”
    • A. 

      LUDWIG, MIES VAN DER ROHE

    • B. 

      POCIO, MARCUS VITRUVIUS

    • C. 

      JOHNSON, PHILIP CORTELYOU

  • 22. 
    “A bldg. is the combination of different geometric figures.” 
    • A. 

      MENDELSOHN, ERICH

    • B. 

      GROPIUS, WALTER

    • C. 

      LATROBE , BENJAMIN H.

  • 23. 
    “Architecture is a social art.”   
    • A. 

      BREUER, MARCEL LAJOS

    • B. 

      LUDWIG, MIES VAN DER ROHE

    • C. 

      SAARINEN, EERO

  • 24. 
    “Form follows function- that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”
    • A. 

      WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD

    • B. 

      NIEMEYER, OSCAR

    • C. 

      LUDWIG, MIES VAN DER ROHE

  • 25. 
      “Nature & Architecture are two different things.”  
    • A. 

      BREUER, MARCEL LAJOS

    • B. 

      LE CORBUSIER

    • C. 

      MENDELSOHN, ERICH

  • 26. 
    "A house is like a flower pot."
    • A. 

      Richard Josef Neutra

    • B. 

      Eero Saarinen

    • C. 

      Alvar Aalto