THE PIN–UP QUOTE: ODILE DECQ
You have to adapt the risk-taking to the client, but you must always take him or her further than they imagined. The client’s limits are those of his or her imagination, while the architect’s role widens the field of possibilities, and therefore you need to educate the client in order to take him or her further. It’s the same as with teaching, when you get students to see that they can go much further than they thought they were capable of. And that’s a great joy! Everything in life is like that — discovering that nothing’s impossible.
Taken from an interview by Aurélien Gillier in PIN–UP 11, Fall Winter 2011/12.
Portrait by Katja Rahlwes.