Episode 11: Architect Quotes of 2014 [Podcast]

Architects should be well versed in public speaking as it is another tool that allows us to communicate our ideas to others. It allows us to reach out and inspire our clients and the general public. But we don’t always say the smartest things.

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Eric and I discuss some popular (not necessarily in a good way) quotes that Architects said in 2014 based on an article published by Dezeen magazine. We’ve selected a couple of our favorites and discussed them in this episode.

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Some out our favorite quotes:

“98 per cent of what gets built and designed today is pure shit” – Frank Gehry

“It’s not my duty as an architect to look at it” – Zaha Hadid

The building that Eric mentioned he loves:  http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/heydar-aliyev-centre/

One highlight of the year was Moshie Sadie:

“We are producing urban places which are disjointed and disconnected and not worthy of our civilisation” – Moshe Safdie

And another highlight was:

“The criteria for architecture after the tsunami is humbleness” – Kengo Kuma


We are proud to be selected as on of the 8 Best Podcasts for Architects as selected by NCARB. This is a huge honor for us.

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David Doucette
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