The fundamental issue of architecture is that does it affect the spirit, or doesn’t it? If it doesn’t affect the spirit, it’s a building. If it affects the spirit, it’s architecture.
Buying books is immensely comforting. Maybe I won’t read them immediately, but they make me feel so much better whenever I’m sad and blue. Just their presence, it’s like having more to look forward to.
“I’m an architect.”
“Tell me something that you’ve learned about architecture that also applies to life in general.”
“Details matter. Sometimes I look at people on the subway, and I wonder if they realize how all the small decisions they make affect the overall effect they are giving off. Things like posture, clothing, hygiene…”
“When I was younger, I thought listening was just about learning the contents of someone’s mind. I’d always try to finish their thoughts, just to show them that I knew what they were thinking. As I got older, I learned to listen better. I realized that by trying to anticipate their mind, I was ignoring their heart.”