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The first 10 years of my professional life had only to do with running away from my father. He was a wonderful cabinet-maker, and me…
There is still a real need for good quality architecture, not paper architecture, but the real stuff.
I work a little bit like a sculptor. When I start, my first idea for a building is with the material. I believe architecture is…
If you’re lucky, and a building succeeds, the real product has many more dimensions than you can ever imagine. You have the sun, the light,…
I am convinced that a good building must be capable of absorbing the traces of human life and taking on a specific richness… I think…
I need a close contact to the client, whoever it is, and a commitment of the client to go out and do a process together.…
If you look at the Earth without architecture, it’s sometimes a little bit unpleasant. So there is this basic human need to do shelter in…
Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens I have seen, that I…
Architecture is exposed to life. If its body is sensitive enough, it can assume a quality that bears witness to past life.
My buildings should have an emotional core – a space which, in itself, has an emotional nice feeling.
I think space, architectural space, is my thing. It’s not about facade, elevation, making image, making money. My passion is creating space.
Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It’s about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and…
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