1. 10

    I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people.

  2. 9

    I've always believed that what can make a domestic setting truly home is the infusion of a cultural dimension.

  3. 8

    I wouldn't have been a health care nut if it hadn't been for my paralysis, so something good came from this.

  4. 7

    The design of the building addresses the public nature of both the urban context and the internal program. In order to reinforce the building's associative or mimetic qualities, the facades are organized in a classical three-part division of base, middle or body, and attic or head.

  5. 6

    Architectural and product designs have a narrative capacity - you can start to tell a story about them and imagine a lot of things.

  6. 5

    I once got a postcard from a French poet who wrote - "you don't know me but I'm always very grumpy when I get up in morning. But when I get up now I put the tea kettle on, and when it starts to sing it makes me smile - goddamn you!" That's what happened when we first designed it - we got a lot of mail.

  7. 4

    In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function.

  8. 3

    If I have a style, I am not aware of it.

  9. 2

    Architecture is not all about the design of the building and nothing else, it is also about the cultural setting and the ambience, the whole affair.

  10. 1

    My favorite project is always the next one.

  11. Last Update: 18 January 2022

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