Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
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.
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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.