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All Quotes by author - Bjarke Ingels
" A kid in Minecraft can build a world and inhabit it through play. We have the possibility to build the world that we want to inhabit. "
" All comic books take place in built environments, and I was very good at drawing people and animals, and stuff like that, but I hadn't spent much energy drawing buildings. So I thought, maybe I could, and then I became an architect. "
" All evidence shows that we are actually getting smarter. Roughly we are getting 10 IQ points smarter every decade. The speed of innovation is also faster. "
" Architects have to become designers of eco-systems. Not just designers of beautiful facades or beautiful sculptures, but systems of economy and ecology, where we channel the flow not only of people, but also the flow of resources through our cities and buildings. "
" Architecture is restricted to such a limited vocabulary. A building is either a high-rise or a perimeter block or a town house. "
" Design our world so that we have positive social and environmental side effects. "
" For me, architecture is the means, not the end. It's a means of making different life forms possible. "
" I believe that architecture, as anything else in life, is evolutionary. Ideas evolve; they don't come from outer space and crash into the drawing board. "
" I don't have to come up with the best idea. It is my job to make sure that it is always the best idea that wins. "
" If I was misogynist, would I hire a woman as my CEO? Probably not. I grew up in Denmark, for crying out loud. Denmark is probably one of the places where equality is actually fully achieved. Our political system is practically a matriarchy. "
" If you are not able to transmit what you're trying to achieve to your collaborators, you will only have minions - or morons. "
" I love computer programmers. They have a very beautiful definition of complexity as 'the capacity to transmit the maximum information with the minimum data'. "
" In Copenhagen, there's a long-term commitment to creating a well-functioning pedestrian city where all forms of movement - pedestrian, bicycles, cars, public transportation - are accommodated with equal priority. "
" Instead of trying to change people, we could change the world. "
" In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives. "
" In the traditional modernist planning that created the suburbs, you put residential buildings in suburban neighborhoods, office spaces into brain parks and retail in shopping malls. But you fail to exploit the possibility of symbiosis or synthesis that way. "
" I really focus on the ball, I really focus on the work, and I really focus on creating all the growth opportunities for anyone in the organisation that's willing to do it. "
" I think architecture is rarely the product of a single ideology. It's more like it can be shaped by a really big idea. It can accommodate a lot of life forms. "
" I think the avant-garde often hides itself in the highly incomprehensible because they are frustrated that the real world is so boring. "
" Our cities are not polluted or congested because they have to be. They are what they are because that's how we made them. "
" St. Petersburg is a wonderful city. You have wonderful parks, birds singing in the trees, manatees in the water, pelicans. So it's like this little paradise on Earth. "
" Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge. "
" The fact that something is actually understandable and relatable doesn't mean that it's unsophisticated or banal. It just means that it's crystal-clear. And if you can't explain it, that doesn't necessarily mean it's so brilliant that ordinary mortals can't fathom it. It might just mean that it makes no sense. "
" The 'International Style of Modernism' came with the advent of building services. In the end, the architecture became like a container space, essentially like a boring box with a basement full of machinery to make it inhabitable. As a result, buildings literally started to look identical all over the planet. "
" The one thing all humans share is that we all inhabit the same limited amount of real estate, which is Planet Earth. "
" When I started studying architecture, people would say, you know, 'Can you tell me why are all modern buildings so boring?' Because, like, people had this idea that in the good old days, architecture had, like, ornament and little towers and spires and gargoyles, and today, it just becomes very practical. "
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