All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
Concrete you can mold, you can press it into - after all, you haven't any straight lines in your body. Why should we have straight lines in our architecture? You'd be surprised when you go into a room that has no straight line - how marvelous it is that you can feel the walls talking back to you, as it were.
The first complete sentence out of my mouth was probably that line about consistency being the hobgoblin of small minds.
I'm about four skyscrapers behind.
Doing a house is so much harder than doing a skyscraper.