Working is actually a pleasure. It's just very time-consuming. It's a way of life. I find that I can work when I travel and work when I run. There is nothing like, on a rainy day, to work.
A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes.
A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.
The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions.
Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the inessential than with inventing something new.
Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.
Higher ceilings allow the use indirect lighting, which is much healthier and reduces glare.
When I think of some of my earlier work, it really seems a fortunate coincidence that I succeeded.
For me, drawing generates thinking and vice versa.
IBM has a very solid business image.
I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity.
I think the younger generation, the people poised to dominate the workforce, are more socially conscious. They are more demanding in terms of environment and how that environment contributes to their life.
When I work, I work very hard. When I don't work, I have to do something where my endeavor can totally take me off what I do professionally, like sailing. It takes all your attention.
I think there will be a 200-story skyscraper someday. However, it will require a developer who will not think in conventional terms and for whom economic restraints won't apply.
We are creating a unique experience. It's starts with how you see the building from a distance.
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