” Architecture is about aging well, about precision and authenticity. There is much more to the success of a building than what you can see. I’m not suggesting that gestural architecture is always superficial, but solid reasoning has its place. “


” When you have rules to abide by, does that curtail you as a designer, or set you free? People think of classical architecture visually, but I think the brilliant part of it is actually spatial. “


” I’m inspired by looking at art, by looking at precedent. Looking is what you have to do if you want to make things, so you develop a critical eye. “


” Everything is complicated about using concrete – the discipline and dedication necessary to make consistent batches, understanding exactly how the formwork will be laid, what the timing is for the pours, how you keep it clean and neat to achieve a fine quality. “


” I remember, as a young architect, people always talked about I. M. Pei’s concrete. He had a particular specification no one else knew. “


” I always tend to think, even in residential projects, about what a space is being asked to do – where is it located, what are the circumstances, where can I attack the problem, so to speak. How can you create a narrative for people moving through it? How can you convey its character? “


” I know I’m old-fashioned, but there’s just something about the act of looking at books versus taking in information on a screen, which is so one-dimensional. There’s a sense of ownership that you have with books, a physical connection. “


” So much of what makes a room great is how you enter and circulate through it, how it addresses the body. “


” I make spaces that are calm rather than confrontational. I seek a certain kind of logic that allows you to move in space and perceive it as beautiful and rational. Clarity is a worthwhile quality. “


” I think when you look at architectural photography it doesn’t help to have piles of old clothes lying on the floor. Architectural photography sets up an artifice. “



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Architecture is about aging well, about precision and authenticity. There is much more to the success of a building than what you can see. I
When you have rules to abide by, does that curtail you as a designer, or set you free? People think of classical architecture visually, but I think the brilliant part of it is actually spatial.


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Everything is complicated about using concrete - the discipline and dedication necessary to make consistent batches, understanding exactly how the formwork will be laid, what the timing is for the pours, how you keep it clean and neat to achieve a fine quality.
I remember, as a young architect, people always talked about I. M. Pei
I always tend to think, even in residential projects, about what a space is being asked to do - where is it located, what are the circumstances, where can I attack the problem, so to speak. How can you create a narrative for people moving through it? How can you convey its character?
I know I
So much of what makes a room great is how you enter and circulate through it, how it addresses the body.
I make spaces that are calm rather than confrontational. I seek a certain kind of logic that allows you to move in space and perceive it as beautiful and rational. Clarity is a worthwhile quality.
I think when you look at architectural photography it doesn
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