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Born: 1974-10-02
Profession: Architect
Nation: Danish
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Architecture is restricted to such a limited vocabulary. A building is either a high-rise or a perimeter block or a town house.

Tags: Building, Either, House

For me, architecture is the means, not the end. It's a means of making different life forms possible.

Tags: End, Life, Making

I almost never listen to the radio.

Tags: Almost, Listen, Radio

I think the avant-garde often hides itself in the highly incomprehensible because they are frustrated that the real world is so boring.

Tags: Boring, Often, Real

In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives.

Tags: Art, Big, Science

New York is flat - it's ideal for bicycling.

Tags: Flat, Ideal, York

Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.

Tags: Design, Political, Sacrifice

All comic books take place in built environments, and I was very good at drawing people and animals, and stuff like that, but I hadn't spent much energy drawing buildings. So I thought, maybe I could, and then I became an architect.

Tags: Energy, Good, Thought

All evidence shows that we are actually getting smarter. Roughly we are getting 10 IQ points smarter every decade. The speed of innovation is also faster.

Tags: Actually, Getting, Shows

Architects have to become designers of eco-systems. Not just designers of beautiful facades or beautiful sculptures, but systems of economy and ecology, where we channel the flow not only of people, but also the flow of resources through our cities and buildings.

Tags: Beautiful, Become, Economy

I believe that architecture, as anything else in life, is evolutionary. Ideas evolve; they don't come from outer space and crash into the drawing board.

Tags: Else, Ideas, Life

I think architecture is rarely the product of a single ideology. It's more like it can be shaped by a really big idea. It can accommodate a lot of life forms.

Tags: Big, Life, Single

In Copenhagen, there's a long-term commitment to creating a well-functioning pedestrian city where all forms of movement - pedestrian, bicycles, cars, public transportation - are accommodated with equal priority.

Tags: City, Commitment, Public

In the traditional modernist planning that created the suburbs, you put residential buildings in suburban neighborhoods, office spaces into brain parks and retail in shopping malls. But you fail to exploit the possibility of symbiosis or synthesis that way.

Tags: Brain, Fail, Put

My drawing skills probably froze around when I was 18... Now I'm more interested in the story, how the drawings, the layout can help express the stories and communicate them.

Tags: Help, Interested, Story

St. Petersburg is a wonderful city. You have wonderful parks, birds singing in the trees, manatees in the water, pelicans. So it's like this little paradise on Earth.

Tags: Earth, Water, Wonderful

You can say, like, planet Earth has an existing geology, and what we do as human beings and as architects is that we try to sort of alter and modify and expand the geology.

Tags: Earth, Human, Try
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