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.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.