The architecture we remember is that which never consoles or comforts us.
I would never live in anything I design. Life and art are different. My life is very precious to me - my art is precious to me. I love designing things for other people, but I don't like designing things for myself.
I truly believe that the great heroes that create the history of architecture are people who take risks and write to tell about it.
If you want to show a picture, just show it - don't spend too much time arranging it.
The best clients in the world are the people who cause you to struggle.
The more centralized the power, the less compromises need to be made in architecture.
Architecture is definitely a political act.
I don't believe that classical architecture is enough to engage people anymore. They say: 'So what else is new?'
Architects design houses. I live in a home.
I am not a finisher, I am a starter. And I am always thinking, what is the next project.
I am very different as a parent to new kids. My work changed from being rooted in the sky to being rooted in the earth.
The problem with digital architecture is that an algorithm can produce endless variations, so an architect has many choices.
I don't design houses with the nuclear family idea because I don't believe in it as a concept.
The world is too full of information.
I don't know how to use appliances. I mean, I use the coffee maker. But that's it.
I am immersed in architecture all day, working in my office or teaching.
Endings are like, I always say, like a women's pregnancy. When she has a child, she is happy to have the child, but there is a thing called postpartum depression, that is that she is no longer carrying the baby.
You cannot live with guilt.
Clearly the anti-Semitism in Germany in the 1930s went overboard and it was clearly a terrible moment in history.
My wife has her stuff and her taste, and I have my stuff and my taste.
Stop making me feel good. If you are anti-Semitic, fine. If you don't like me personally, fine. But deal with me as an individual, not as a Jew.
I'm a Larry David fan, right? And it seems to me that Jewish history from the Talmud on has been a self-deprecating, self-critical kind of humor.
When looking at Germans, I have never felt a sense that they are guilty. I have encountered anti-Semitism in the United States as well.
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