'After a long sabbatical from the design of mass housing, British architects are making their way back. They are not finding it particularly easy' Jonathan Glancey on the RIBA's 'Coming Homes' exhibition.Guardian, 28.10.02
'Ten years ago, New York architecture was still tyrannised by a protectionist retro ethos.That tyranny has lost its grip.The city has worked up a healthier appetite for change.'
Herbert Muschamp.New York Times, 20.10.02
'Instead of solidity and certainty, his structures express doubt, arbitrariness, mystery and even mysticism.'
Rem Koolhaas on his engineer collaborator Cecil Balmond.
'Being a woman helps because, at first, you are not taken seriously, so you get on and do things without anyone noticing.
When the chaps cotton on, it's too late.'
Judith Mayhew, chair of the Policy and Resources Committee of the Corporation of London. Evening Standard, 24.10.02
'I love simple, everyday things. I've got a fantastic old spade from Ethiopia. . I love wood - my dream home would be a barn with exposed rafters.'
TV architecture presenter Charlie Luxton.