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At the same time, there is the greed and the eagerness to make money, and create new things for the hell of it.
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But I think I'm probably happiest about my work in the contract field: auditoriums of concert halls, stadiums, theatres, stations, airports.
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But I think it's important that things endure.
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But these practical things are essential. Without it, design is a waste of time.
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Commerce is against morality. Morality is going to lose every time.
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Do you know about Mount Kenya? It's 17,000ft plus, and the top quarter of a mile is vertical rock. I'm the oldest man to have climbed that. I climbed it at 76. It nearly bloody killed me of exhaustion.
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I can't climb very seriously now but I was a bit of a freak.
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I think and hope there are far more people aware of the need to look after our future.
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I think it's really important to use your hands and get close to materials. To be up close to real things like rain and mud; to have contact with nature.
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I think the first things that are relevant are that things should work well; they should function.
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I think there's a tendency for modern man to become dominated by gadgets and machines, taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about.
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I was born in High Wycombe, which was a furniture place. And it just seemed inevitable.
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I would think twice about designing stuff for which there was no need and which didn't endure.
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I'm not against vodka - they just asked us. They put out some story about us entertaining international celebrities with vodka, which of course wasn't true.
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I'm pretty much a vegetarian.
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I've always walked and climbed; spent a lot of time in the arctic and places.
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I've often killed and skinned and gutted animals, and cooked them. But everything is now so synthetic and remote.
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I've seen in certain students' work - people who've never drawn - a certain soullessness.
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Magazines and advertising are flogging the idea that you have to keep changing things and get something new. I think that's balls - evil. But obviously that's your livelihood.
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No one ever contributed anything to my designs.
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That construction techniques, materials and economics are relevant. Along with that, hopefully, some poetry and pleasantness in terms of looks.
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There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources. Architects and designers have, I think, a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials, and making things durable.
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We used to get published a lot. And there was this vodka advertisement... it embarrassed me a lot afterwards.
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We used to work an inordinate amount.
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Well the most successful of course was this Polypropylene chair.
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Well, I'd probably go for any work I could get.
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You've got to build a career and a practice.
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