David Adjaye

“I like this idea of different practices in different places. This discombobulated network of sites offers me an opportunity to have different cultures operating that I move into.

David Adjaye

Sophie Hicks

“I was only 26 years old when I started studying architecture, but at that point I’d already done nine years in fashion…

Sophie Hicks

Shigeru Ban

“I’m fascinated with any material and with finding out the potential beauty of it. I’m not developing anything new, just using existing structure differently.

Shigeru Ban

Pierre Hardy

“I remember when I was young my grandmother lived by the Knoll shop on Boulevard St-Germain. I remember being completely obsessed with it because it seemed like a dream planet where everything was so perfect, so sleek, so beautiful, and brand new. Paris in the 1970s and 80s was full of old things; in contrast…

Pierre Hardy

David Chipperfield

“The Architecture Biennale is a strange animal because it tries to be like the Art Biennale, but architects don’t have artifacts in the same way — well, we have artifacts, but they are not necessarily exhibits to put on the wall.

David Chipperfield

Bethan Laura Wood

“My inspiration changes a lot depending on the work I’m doing. But since starting on all my laminate work, Memphis has become quite a big influence. One of my earliest design memories is seeing Memphis pieces in a gallery and not being able to understand it at all and totally hating it. But I love…

Bethan Laura Wood