'I'm not worried about Bilbao. I think Bilbao will suffer badly when the Tate at Bankside opens and people can see what we have done.' Jacques Herzog. Daily Telegraph, 28.11.98
'I don't like architectural magazines. They have to fill space so they're full of crap buildings.' Jacques Herzog. Ibid.
'Herzog seems oblivious to the admiring looks of women in the restaurant as he peels off his jumper to reveal what is reputed to be the finest torso in European architecture . . . ' Giles Worsley. Ibid.
'He has the plausible smoothness and well-kept good looks of a tv evangelist. He is convinced and convincing. He appears the soul of reason and betrays only the slightest signs - the intolerance of a difficult question, his too-perfect coiffure, the humourless sincerity of his tone - that he is a fanatic underneath.' Rowan Moore on the apostle of New Urbanism, Andres Duany. Evening Standard, 24.11.98
'I am very jealous of artists in other disciplines. A writer can always make changes. Sometimes he publishes six editions of a book and each times he changes something. It's the same for a painter or a musician. As an architect, you miss out on that chance. Every time you see a finished building you would like to change something.' Renzo Piano in Birkhauser's new book on the Fondation Beyeler.
'There's no problem about getting this job finished - we just don't want to be booted up the arse while we're doing it.' Keith Knight, one of the electricians whose strike halted work on the Jubilee Line. Guardian, 25.11.98