Architecture is bound to situation. And I feel like the site is a metaphysical link, a poetic link, to what a building can be.
You can say I'm not the easiest architect in the world, because I'm always trying to push the limits.
Anyone who has become entranced by the sound of water drops in the darkness of a ruin can attest to the extraordinary capacity of the ear to carve a volume into the void of darkness. The space traced by the ear becomes a cavity sculpted in the interior of the mind.
I think architecture, to be really intense and fulfilling, doesn't have to be large.
Frank Lloyd Wright made houses right up until the end. I think that's important because it gives you a direct connection to all the basic aspects of architecture - the spatial energy of the place, the construction, the materials, the site, the detail.
I never look at the newspaper in the morning. That's the worst thing you can do with your brain.
Princeton University's campus environment presents unique challenges and opportunities for architecture to act as a social condenser.
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