"Any work of architecture that has with it some discussion, some polemic, I think is good. It shows that people are interested, people are involved."
"Japanese architecture is traditionally based on wooden structures that need renovating on a regular basis."
"To work in architecture you are so much involved with society, with politics, with bureaucrats. It's a very complicated process to do large projects. You start to see the society, how it functions, how it works. Then you have a lot of criticism about how it works."
"I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun."
"But I feel truly wowed by the architecture and the meaning of the architecture if you get lost in it and think about the man hours in the smallest little chapel, and the love involved. God it's fantastic."
"Convinced as I am and as I am from my government that the world needs a new moral architecture over all I believe that this should be the first topic to debate in our world of today, ethics, moral."
"The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth."
"I'd like to do a lot of things - whether in design or architecture or business."
"But I absolutely believe that architecture is a social activity that has to do with some sort of communication or places of interaction, and that to change the environment is to change behaviour."
"The job of buildings is to improve human relations: architecture must ease them, not make them worse."