Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
We live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency.
The luxury of our position now is that we can almost assemble any team to address any issue.
It is not possible to live in this age if you don't have a sense of many contradictory forces.
Our office acts like a kind of educational establishment and we are very careful who we educate.
If you have this reputation you can sit back and endure it, or you can try to do things with it.
The areas of consensus shift unbelievably fast; the bubbles of certainty are constantly exploding.
Escape from the architecture ghetto is one of the major drivers and has been from the very beginning.
The work in S, M, L, XL was almost suicidal. It required so much effort that our office almost went bankrupt.
One of our theories is that one can offset this excessive compulsion toward the spectacular with a return to simplicity.