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When I designed my loft, I literally framed the World Trade Center as a picture postcard I could see from my bed. I no longer have that image, and I mourn it. — Bernard Tschumi

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Society secretly delights in crime, excesses, and violated prohibitions of all sorts. — Bernard Tschumi

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Architecture is not so much a knowledge of form, but a form of knowledge. — Bernard Tschumi

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I wear the same black suit. I have five of them. I pair them with a red scarf. I was wearing a red scarf when I won the first architectural competition of my career. — Bernard Tschumi

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The ultimate pleasure of architecture lies in the most forbidden parts of the architectural act, where limits are perverted and prohibitions are transgressed. — Bernard Tschumi

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Any relationship between a building and its users is one of violence, for any use means the intrusion of a human body into a given space, the intrusion of one order into another. — Bernard Tschumi

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Before 2000, everything was about being contextual, and buildings were supposed to be good citizens. — Bernard Tschumi

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The general public will almost always stand behind the traditionalists. In the public eye, architecture is about comfort, about shelter, about bricks and mortar. — Bernard Tschumi

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I think architects are often at their best when faced with restraints. — Bernard Tschumi

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To really appreciate architecture, you may even need to commit a murder. — Bernard Tschumi

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I was once in a very, very bad car accident. So my drawing arm is full of pins and platinum stuff. Occasionally it hurts. But I found that after the arm was put back together I could draw better than before. I have no idea why. — Bernard Tschumi

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Concepts differentiate architecture from mere building ... A bicycle shed with a concept is architecture; a cathedral without one is just a building. — Bernard Tschumi

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My apartment reflects my views as an architect. It is minimal, austere. The architecture doesn't impose itself upon you. The apartment is a stage for other things to take place. — Bernard Tschumi

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I never talked about architecture with my father, which I regret. — Bernard Tschumi

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I feel very comfortable in New York, in a city where there is no such thing as 'nationality.' — Bernard Tschumi