I do, of course like people to enjoy my work, no question about it. The 1)durability of the idea, the 2)relevance of its durable, it’s more important to me. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not interested in instant fame. That’s nice to have it too, but to have something that lasts, that means you’ve really got hold of the essence of things and that’s the only thing that can last, is really the essence of the thing really otherwise its 3)transitory, its fashion.
To me, architecture is something you do to serve a certain function, it’s for people, there have to be something that somehow relates to life itself of that particular time and place. I’m not an architect who has, as some people say a body of theories. I don’t have that, I don’t think that’s the way my architecture should be looked at. But if you are true to yourself, you have a signature, and a signature will come out.
I like to make a comparison with the music of 4)Bach, constant variations, of a simple theme, you have to learn to 5)eliminate and come to the heart of the problem, you have to start from the very complex program, to reduce it to the simplest and having found the simple solution of the heart of the matter, let’s say, then you have to make it work.
I prefer not to use labels. To me, it’s just architecture, there’s no such thing as modern architecture, post modern, deconstructivist (deconstructionsm), you can use all the isms you want. I don’t believe in any of them. They come and they go. And the one that really survived, lasting, is architecture, architecture of that time. CE
1) durability [djurE5biliti] n. 经久，耐久力
2) relevance[5relivEns] n. 中肯，适当
3) transitory [5trAnsitEri] adj. 短时间的
4) Bach [ba:h] n. Johann Sebastian Bach，约翰·塞巴斯蒂安·巴赫（1685-1750），德国作曲家
5) eliminate [i5limineit] v. 消除，淘汰