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'Away from their natural habitat, mercilessly stripped of the props that they use to protect their image of omnipotence, architects are revealed for what they really are - babbling fantasists peddling their pet projects.'

Deyan Sudjic on MIPIM.Observer, 9.3.03

'In the years ahead, his tommy-gun speech, his more or less Polish accent, and his hand-tooled cowboy boots will become as familiar to New Yorkers as Sarah Jessica Parker and her Manolo Blahniks.'

Richard Lacayo on Daniel Libeskind.

Time, 10.3.03

'Perhaps one day, we will look upon Libeskind's abomination as we do upon Robert Moses' scheme for a cross-Manhattan expressway - as one of the city's mercifully unrealised follies.'

Steve Cuozzo.New York Post, 3.3.03

'Sheathed in scaffolding and polythene sheeting, our parliament is a chrysalis. In a month or two, a marvellous butterfly is going to emerge to astonish us all.'

Duncan Macmillan on Miralles' Scottish Parliament. Scotsman, 6.3.03

'Superstudio's work encapsulates the recurrent need to escape cultural claustrophobia, pushing architecture to new horizons.Their vision was global and total. It was never meant to be built anywhere but in the mind.'

Nigel Coates on the Design Museum's new Superstudio show.Tate Magazine, Spring 2003

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