Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.
Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.
In my opinion, further consideration of those views will help us find a way out of the current impasse, and reveal to us the kinds of buildings and cities required by the informational society.
Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation, but it can no longer be creative itself.
It was more than a quarter century ago that I started talking about the importance of communication and information in modern society.
In architecture, the demand was no longer for box-like forms, but for buildings that have something to say to the human emotions.
I am aware of changes gradually taking place in my own designs as part of my thinking on this matter.
There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.
Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.
Nevertheless, the basic forms, spaces, and appearances must be logical.
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