My task as a designer is difficult - by definition. It is related to artistry and achievement, intuition and craftsmanship. But also to commitment, authenticity, and a deep interest in subject matter.
...the things I want to create - table, house, bridge - must be allowed to come into their own.
I believe every well-made thing
has an inherently appropriate order that determines its form. This essence is what I want to discover and I therefore stick firmly to the matter at hand in the process of designing.


Thinking Architecture

Petter Zumthor