If my mom can walk into [Frank Gehry’s] Bilbao and be utterly blown away and inspired, that’s far more interesting to me than my mom walking into a Ken Yeang building with the knowledge that it’s the greenest building on the planet, had LEED diamond certification, and reuses all its toilet water as drinking water.
interview with mark GAGE
I believe building intelligence is an important part of design strategy, though people tent to justify building by its appearance. And that’s fine.