Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Quotes

“Architecture is a language. When you are very good, you can be a poet.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“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

“God is in the details.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“It is better to be good than to be original.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Less is more.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Never talk to a client about architecture. Talk to him about his children. That is simply good politics. He will not understand what you have to say about architecture most of the time. An architect of ability should be able to tell a client what he wants. Most of the time a client never knows what he wants.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“No design is possible until the materials with which you design are completely understood.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“The individual is losing significance; his destiny is no longer what interests us.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe