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" For me, though, the fun is over when I get the job. "
" IBM has a very solid business image. "
" I think the younger generation, the people poised to dominate the workforce, are more socially conscious. They are more demanding in terms of environment and how that environment contributes to their life. "
" Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the inessential than with inventing something new. "
" When I came to America in the '60s, it was the place to be. I wonder if I'd come here today. "
" In Europe, architects consider themselves artists. They think they're special when they win a competition. "
" Working is actually a pleasure. It's just very time-consuming. It's a way of life. I find that I can work when I travel and work when I run. There is nothing like, on a rainy day, to work. "
" 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 himself in China! "
" Success on one project does not necessarily mean success in the next project. You've got to be prepared in everything you do. "
" We are creating a unique experience. It's starts with how you see the building from a distance. "
" We want our buildings to work like a machine that will create a pleasurable environment. "
" I don't consider myself a star or a celebrity. I'm a simple guy who works a lot. "
" Every building is a prototype. No two are alike. "
" Transparency is not the same as looking straight through a building: it's not just a physical idea, it's also an intellectual one. "
" 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 I do professionally, like sailing. It takes all your attention. "
" 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. "
" When I think of some of my earlier work, it really seems a fortunate coincidence that I succeeded. "
" I'm just a nice and easy person. "
" Chinese buildings are like American buildings, with big footprints. People don't care about daylight or fresh air. "
" 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 and creativity. "
" For me, drawing generates thinking and vice versa. "
" 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 of a certain type of glass might change the comfort level. "
" 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 a cab just to go around the corner. "
" A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive. "
" I think there will be a 200-story skyscraper someday. However, it will require a developer who will not think in conventional terms and for whom economic restraints won't apply. "
" Sometimes I have to accept a job I don't really want. Hardly anybody comes up to you with a commission; it's all competitions these days. "
" I'm ashamed to be German. "
" 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 now I don't have to. I like nice things. I like to travel in a certain style. I like to live in a nice place. "
" America has always imported history. "
" I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away. "
" The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions. "