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I don't think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.
You have to really believe not only in yourself; you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices.
There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?
Architecture is like writing. You have to edit it over and over so it looks effortless
You really have to have a goal. The goal posts might shift, but you should have a goal. Know what it is you want to find out.
The beauty of the landscape - where sand, water, reeds, birds, buildings, and people all somehow flowed together - has never left me.
I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions.
Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is about how you place the object on the person.
Yes, I'm a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted and tough.
I think about architecture all the time. That's the problem. But I've always been like that. I dream it sometimes.
I really believe in the idea of the future.
I am eccentric, I admit it, but I am not a nutcase.
A brilliant design will always benefit from the input of others.
Good education is so important. We do need to look at the way people are taught. It not just about qualifications to get a job. It's about being educated.
I am equally proud of all of my architectural projects. It's always rewarding to see an ambitious design become reality.
You have to be very focused and work very hard, but it is not about working hard without knowing what your aim is!
Malevitch discovered abstraction as an experimental principle that can propel creative work to previously unheard levels of invention; this abstract work allowed much greater levels of creativity.
I don't particularly like showing furniture on pedestals, but for whatever reasons you always have to in museums.
People say I design architectural icons. If I design a building and it becomes an icon, that's ok.
Would they call me a diva if I were a guy?
Education, housing and hospitals are the most important things for society.
I don't like the masculine style, jeans. I like issey miyake... and black dresses.
Too many are too obsessed by method. it becomes a dogma.
Indeed, our designs become more ambitious as we see the new possibilities created by the technology of other industries.
Being Iraqi taught me to be very cautious.
I will always have two regrets. I don't have a presence in London, and I would have liked to have done more work in the Middle East.
For a woman to go out alone into architecture is still very, very hard. It's still a man's world.
You don't always have to show art in what's called a white box; you can have a kind of complexity within an exhibit which actually respects the art as well.
The world is looking more and more segmented, the difference between people is becoming greater.
All the privileged can travel, see different worlds, not everyone can. I think it is important for people to have an interesting locale nearby.
For many years, I hated nature. As a student, I refused to put a plant anywhere - a living plant, that is. Dead plants were OK.
It's very important for cities all around the world to reinvent themselves, and Glasgow is a good example of that. The Scots are very nice. I don't think they are burdened by their history.
It was such a depressing time. I didn't look very depressed, maybe, but it was really dire. I made a conscious decision not to stop, but it could have gone the other way.
Architecture is unnecessarily difficult. It's very tough.
The goal posts might shift, but you should have a goal.
No. I don't have the patience, and I'm not very tactful. People say I can be frightening.
Wherever I am in the world, my perfect day begins with waking up and heading to the beach or the pool or somewhere I can be semi-comatose. I just wake up and go to the sun.
As a woman you're not accessible to every world.
I am sure that as a woman I can do a very good skyscraper.
Different projects give you satisfaction in different ways.
The idea for a building or an object can come up just as quick, but there is a big difference in process.
Obviously for some people there is a big connection between music and the way you can create a space.
It would be very interesting to design objects for everyday life, something where the ideas that are expressed can be launched into society.
Know what it is that you are trying to find out.
I love driving around east London - it's always full of surprises. Actually, I don't drive myself - I like to be driven.
I made a decision when I was in school that I'd have a lot of male friends.
One has to strive for a very open liberal society.
People don't talk to you properly. It's the way they talk to you; they dismiss you. I think it's a combination of me being a woman and a foreigner.
I don't think that everybody in the planet should have a child. I've never had the desire I should have a kid.
The current state of architecture and design requires extensive collaboration and an investigative attitude and we continue to research and develop new technologies.