Escape from the architecture ghetto is one of the major drivers and has been from the very beginning.
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A building has at least two lives - the one imagined by its maker and the life it lives afterward - and they are never the same.
Talk about beauty and you get boring answers, but talk about ugliness and things get interesting.
Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years, so increasingly there is a discrepancy between the acceleration of culture and the continuing slowness of architecture.
It is not possible to live in this age if you don't have a sense of many contradictory forces.
Architecture is a hazardous mixture of omnipotence and impotence. It is by definition a c h a o t i c a d v e n t u r e... In other words, the utopian enterprise.
The good is not a category that interests me.
Find optimism in the inevitable.
The stronger the identity, the more it imprisons, the more it resists expansion, interpretation, renewal, contradiction.
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