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Architecture is not merely national but clearly has local ties in that it is rooted in the earth.
I tell you, it is easier to build a grand opera or a city center than to build a personal house.
Every one of my buildings begins with an Italian journey.
And what most people don't understand is the bulk of business in this country is small business.
Right now I'd say my favorite fashion designer is Zac Posen.
I'm just competitive. It doesn't matter what it is. I want to win.
I spend around three hours on the track and two hours in the weight room, five or six days a week.
I love the relays. Track is such an individual sport, so it's fun to do something together.
Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.
We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city.
We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems.
The very essence of architecture consists of a variety and development reminiscent of natural organic life. This is the only true style in architecture.
The most difficult problems are naturally not involved in the search for forms for contemporary life. It is a question of working our way to forms behind which real human values lie.
Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy.