Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years so increasingly there is a discrepancy between the acceleration of culture and the continuing slowness of architecture.

Escape from the architecture ghetto is one of the major drivers and has been from the very beginning.

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.

People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more I think that architecture has nothing to do with it. Of course that’s both liberating and alarming.

The intellectual force of the West is still dominant but other cultures are getting stronger. I expect that we will develop a new way of thinking in architecture and urban planning and that less will be based on our models.

Rem Koolhaas Architecture Quotes