Our time is so specialised that we have people who know more and more or less and less.
We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city.
Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.
I do not write, I build.
I tell you, it is easier to build a grand opera or a city center than to build a personal house.
Architecture is not merely national but clearly has local ties in that it is rooted in the earth.
Once I tried to make a standardization of staircases. Probably that is one of the oldest of the standardizations. Of course, we design new staircase steps every day in connection with all our houses, but a standardized step depends on the height of the buildings and on all kinds of things.
Even the smallest daily chore can be humanized with the harmony of culture.
The ultimate goal of the architect…is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture… should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.
Every one of my buildings begins with an Italian journey.
The very essence of architecture consists of a variety and development reminiscent of natural organic life. This is the only true style in architecture.
The most difficult problems are naturally not involved in the search for forms for contemporary life. It is a question of working our way to forms behind which real human values lie.
Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.
Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.
We should work for simple, good, undecorated things, but things which are in harmony with the human being and organically suited to the little man in the street.