Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
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.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
A part of my kind of design and inspiration ethos is that I carry around a leather notebook and I sketch in it, doodle in it, write notes in it, and I put pictures in it.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.