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You’d never think of taking a cab if you had to walk a mile down Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. But in a bad city you take…
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…
Most architects say: I want to use this type of glass, even if it’s too reflective or doesn’t let enough light in. However, the use…
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…
I used to buy nice clothes and drive a nice car when I couldn’t afford it. But I spent all my money doing it, and…
You don’t know what the Chinese expect in the way of beauty. The presentation is just a farce. You come into a room filled with…
German and English firms operate internationally, while French firms do not. The only place where they all have work is in China. Anybody can sell…
Critics are entitled to have an opinion, but how can they judge how comfortable a building is? No critic is smart enough to judge how…
A building is hard to judge. It takes many years to find out whether it works. It’s not as simple as asking the people in…
Success on one project does not necessarily mean success in the next project. You’ve got to be prepared in everything you do.
IBM has a very solid business image.
I’m ashamed to be German.
I’m just a nice and easy person.
I find if my body feels well and I exercise regularly, I think better, work better and feel better.
I don’t consider myself a star or a celebrity. I’m a simple guy who works a lot.
We prefer synthetic rather than natural materials. Natural products are almost too valuable. Wood is much harder to produce than metal. And metal is recyclable,…
When I came to America in the ’60s, it was the place to be. I wonder if I’d come here today.
We want our buildings to work like a machine that will create a pleasurable environment.
We are creating a unique experience. It’s starts with how you see the building from a distance.
The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture.
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