As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Trends in fashion, design and pop culture are taking on more global influence, and of course, one thing that's always in style is color.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.