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“The future projects light, the past only shadows.”
“The protagonist of this project is the black shadow. The shape is not so important. This is very Japanese. For Junichiro Tanizaki [author of In Praise of Shadows] the shadow is the most important of design, and I designed the shadow.”
“Once you decide on your occupation… you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success… and is the key to being regarded honorably.”
“The right hand does the right hand’s work, the left hand does the left hand’s work.”
“Artists put their life in the work, while architects design their buildings to receive it.”
“I’ve learned so much about what I do as an architect from traveling. Seeing things that are outside your frame of reference adds to your bank of resources when you’re trying to think about a design.”
“Thanks, everybody. I had a good time.”
“The life of a designer is a life of fight against the ugliness.”
“A whale is harpooned only when it spouts.”
“1. Look around … you will not design anything more beautiful than that. Now think about how your work unfolds in that place, that context.
2. Technology and maintenance are remote and iffy … design simply.
3. Design tough on the outside that ages with time.
4. Design soft on the inside.
5. Repeat 1.”
“In order to bend or break the rules, you have to master the rules.”
“One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.”