Architecture can't force people to connect, it can only plan the crossing points, remove barriers, and make the meeting places useful and attractive.
At about five I knew I was going to be an architect because my mother had studied architecture. I thought it was women's work. I had a proprietary feeling about architecture. I could own it because my mother owned it.
In the 1960s, Robert Venturi and I played a game we called ‘I can like something worse than you can like.’
We have no sociology of architecture. Architects are unaccustomed to social analysis and mistrust it; sociologists have fatter fish to fry.
Nobody believes that domestic violence kills and nobody believes it is detrimental to children. This world has got to wake up. To me, if there is domestic violence, if the children see it or hear it, that to me is detrimental. Batterers should not have rights to children.
Faced with unmeasurables, people steer their way by magic.
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