I don’t like computers. I still like to do my drawings by hand.
Not the spectacular things are the important things – the unspectacular things are the important things, especially in the future.
I like to be in New York. Le Corbusier described it in the 1930s as a ‘wonderful catastrophe.’ It is still a wonderful catastrophe, but inspiring.
There is a lot of bad architecture. What we need more is to look at how our landscape should look in the next decades.
I believe designers should eliminate the unnecessary. That means eliminating everything that is modish because this kind of thing is only short-lived.
I sit, I think, I make some drawings. As a designer, you cannot retire totally.
As designers, we have a great responsibility.
Products have to be designed in a way that they are comprehensible.
All too much of the man-made is ugly, inefficient, depressing chaos.
Quiet is better than loud.
I am not an early bird. I go to bed normally between midnight and 1 o’clock, so it is understandable that I cannot be an early bird. I wake up around 9 o’clock.
Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. That’s its role.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.