I had this thought that a memorial should be a room and a garden. That's all I had. Why did I want a room and a garden? I just chose it to be the point of departure. The garden is somehow a personal nature, a personal kind of control of nature, a gathering of nature. And the room was the beginning of architecture. I had this sense, you see, and the room wasn't just architecture, but was an extension of self.
Excerpt from a lecture given at Pratt Institute. Published as
«1973: Brooklyn, New York,» in Perspecta, The Yale
Architectural Journal, volume 19, 1982.