I really love Miami, but I don't think the architecture matches the city. It's a bit too commercial.
I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions.
For many years, I hated nature. As a student, I refused to put a plant anywhere - a living plant, that is. Dead plants were OK.
Society has not been set up in a way that allows women to go back to work after taking time off. Many women now have to work as well as do everything at home and no one can do everything. Society needs to find a way of relieving women.
I don't think I am that tough, actually. Well, tough in the sense that I don't take any rubbish, and that doesn't make me very popular, frankly. I mean, because some people say something to me, and I just tell them off. I mean, why should I put up with it?
I am sure that as a woman I can do a very good skyscraper.
I love driving around east London - it's always full of surprises. Actually, I don't drive myself - I like to be driven.
I can't focus when there's too many things around. Whenever I used to go to the office, I used to always say, 'Tidy up.'
My buildings are not particularly expensive. It is not a tin shed. If you want a tinny car, you pay for that.
I find industrial cities exciting. I like their toughness.
What's nice about concrete is that it looks unfinished.
Architecture is unnecessarily difficult. It's very tough.