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For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it.
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
You've got to bumble forward into the unknown.
And I realized, when I'd come in to the meetings with these corrugated metal and chain link stuff, and people would just look at me like I'd just landed from Mars. But I couldn't do anything else. That was my response to the people and the time.
For me, every day is a new thing.
I work from the inside out.
Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it's a way of - for me, it's a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.
When I was a kid, my father didn't really have much hope for me. He thought I was a dreamer; he didn't think I would amount to anything. My mother also.
An architect is given a program, budget, place, and schedule. Sometimes the end product rises to art - or at least people call it that.
I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats, I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going.
Look, architecture has a lot of places to hide behind, a lot of excuses. 'The client made me do this.' 'The city made me do this.' 'Oh, the budget.' I don't believe that anymore.
Most of our cities built since the war are bland. They're modernist, they're cold, and now architects want to go back to that.
My buildings are all on budget.
Some people may say my curved panels look like sails. Well, I am a sailor, so I guess I probably do use that metaphor in my work - though not consciously.
There is a backlash against me and everyone who has done buildings that have movement and feeling.
Well, I've always just - I've never really gone out looking for work. I always waited for it to sort of hit me on the head.
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