You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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 shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.