Many architects in the world today are competing only for the beauty of the architectural form. Ban-san’s attempt is a counter-punch against these architects, and I think he represents a new model of a ‘socially responsible’ architect.
I’m not the architect to make a shape. My designs are always problem solving.
It makes me crazy when people say, ‘Oh, Frank, your architecture is too complicated—it’s overpowering the art.’ I’ve talked to artists, and they’re willing to play.
How can a person imagine this architecture?