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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it's often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
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.