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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
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 common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.