Be truthful nature only sides with truth.

Adolf Loos Nature Quote

The house has to please everyone contrary to the work of art which does not. The work is a private matter for the artist. The house is not.

Adolf Loos Home Quote

Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect’s task therefore is to make those sentiments more precise.

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.

Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.

Adolf Loos Architecture Quotes