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If architecture had nothing to do with art, it would be astonishingly easy to build houses, but the architect’s task – his most difficult task…
Furniture manufacturing in plastics requires very costly machinery, which the Danish market is not big enough to justify. Or so they say. But show me…
In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they…
I don’t see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture, as long as they are done properly.
I am going to be working on bathroom fittings for a company in the USA, and then I thought it was appropriate to simplify the…
And when an architect has designed a house with large windows, which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very…
Almost every time I make a building, some people will condemn it straight to Hell.
You will soon find that I am a bit obsessive about my work. And that is a little sad, one often feels strangely restricted, not…
Now, the downside to conservation is that so much is done for the public, which almost always mars the environment that one wanted to conserve.
With a painter or a sculptor, one cannot begin to alter his works, but an architect has to put up with anything, because he makes…
When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to…
On the other hand, I don’t understand the enthusiasm for everything in the antique shop that Grandma threw out. There, the sense of quality has…
Besides, I think that when one has been through a boarding school, especially then, you have some resistance, because it was both fine comradeship and…
There is always a point when one senses one’s lack of skill, the doubt.
In a way, the sense of quality has improved, the status symbol of the small things is gone, and it is acceptable to use stainless…
I do not feel certain until I have confronted my initial solution with other solutions – although in fact the first solution often proves to…
That is the artistic task: To choose the best from these solutions.
But inspiration? – That’s when you come home from abroad and are asked: Well, have you found inspiration? – and fortunately you haven’t. But the…
People buy a chair, and they don’t really care who designed it.
Carrying out the thing, getting it to the point when one might say: There, now it is good – that point is hard to reach.…
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