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'A city building, you experience when you walk a suburban building, you experience when you drive.'


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'Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.'


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'I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away.'


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'It's my goal to make a building as immaterial as possible. Architecture is a very material thing. It takes a lot of resources, so why not eliminate what you don't need as long as you're able to achieve the same result?'


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'The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture.'


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'The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions.'


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'The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture.'


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'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 50 people and they don't talk to you. There's very little interaction.'


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'A city building, you experience when you walk a suburban building, you experience when you drive.'


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'We are creating a unique experience. It's starts with how you see the building from a distance.'

 

 

 

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