My wife has her stuff and her taste, and I have my stuff and my taste.
In New York, a Jew is a Jew, an Italian is an Italian, a Muslim is a Muslim: Nobody’s going out of his way to treat you in a special way.
I was in Jungian analysis for 20 years, 1976-96.
I really don’t even think of myself as being Jewish except when I’m in Germany.
I am very different as a parent to new kids. My work changed from being rooted in the sky to being rooted in the earth.
I use the NordicTrack every other day for 20 minutes. I don’t listen to music or watch TV while I do it. I count to myself. I count to 25; I count to 25 backwards, that sort of thing.
I would never live in anything I design. Life and art are different. My life is very precious to me – my art is precious to me. I love designing things for other people, but I don’t like designing things for myself.
I didn’t know I was Jewish until I encountered anti-Semitism at the age of 10, when my best friend told me I couldn’t come to their house because I was a Jew.
I don’t design houses with the nuclear family idea because I don’t believe in it as a concept.
My father went to Rutgers, and I grew up in New Jersey, so I’m a great Rutgers fan. I have season tickets.
I’m a Larry David fan, right? And it seems to me that Jewish history from the Talmud on has been a self-deprecating, self-critical kind of humor.
I don’t know how to use appliances. I mean, I use the coffee maker. But that’s it.
Architecture is definitely a political act.
The more centralized the power, the less compromises need to be made in architecture.
There’s no such thing as an absolute openness. Openness is relative, I think, in all societies.