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A new icon is formed... not the predictable two-dimensional tower soaring skyward but a truly three-dimensional experience.
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Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years, so increasingly there is a discrepancy between the acceleration of culture and the continuing slowness of architecture.
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Escape from the architecture ghetto is one of the major drivers and has been from the very beginning.
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I think one of the important evolutions is that we no longer feel compulsively the need to argue, or to justify things on a kind of rational level. We are much more willing to admit that certain things are completely instinctive and others are really intellectual.
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If you have this reputation you can sit back and endure it, or you can try to do things with it.
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Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it. It would be a nightmare if we started to really think about it; it would tie our hands, it would tie everyone else's hands.
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It is definitely a heart-felt, direct and personal engagement. What we are trying to do is re-imagine how Europe can be represented, how it can develop an iconography and a language that in a way re-inspires it.
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It's a weird city because the uglier the weather, the more beautiful the city. And the uglier the buildings, the more coherent the city.
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Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
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Our office acts like a kind of educational establishment and we are very careful who we educate.
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Seattle is an extreme of rationalism, Porto is an extreme of irrationalism, and CCTV is somewhere in-between: rational offices but with aesthetics. We wanted to make an unbelievably beautiful building.
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The areas of consensus shift unbelievably fast; the bubbles of certainty are constantly exploding.
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The great problem of the concert hall is that the shoebox is the ideal shape for acoustics but that no architect worth their names wants to build a shoebox.
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The luxury of our position now is that we can almost assemble any team to address any issue.
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The work in S,M,L,XL was almost suicidal. It required so much effort that our office almost went bankrupt.
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We live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency.
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What we have been successfully doing in the last five years is invading territories where we had not been invited.
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