I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale.
Melrose is the finest remaining specimen of Gothic architecture in Scotland. Some of the sculptured flowers in the cloister arches are remarkably beautiful and delicate, and the two windows - the south and east oriels - are of a lightness and grace of execution really surprising.
When you found a company, you have the original vision, you make all the original decisions, you know every employee, you kind of know every aspect of the product architecture and its limitations.
You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth, and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth, at it's best.
If you're into architecture and you're from the West, everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you're led there. You can't escape it.
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.
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.
For me, architecture is the means, not the end. It's a means of making different life forms possible.
The show is called 'The Office,' and while it focuses on the people, the architecture of the space is very important.
I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year.