Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human.
Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.
The Art of Seeing. It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean, to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis.
I believe that architects should design gardens to be used, as much as the houses they build, to develop a sense of beauty and the taste and inclination toward the fine arts and other spiritual values.
Beauty, Inspiration, Magic, Spellbound, Enchantment, as well as the concepts of Serenity, Silence, Intimacy and Amazement. They have never ceased to be my guiding lights.
Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all.
Any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistake.
It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis.
I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.
I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.