Toyo Ito
The title "Where shall we live" reminds me of the event which had been held three years ago. It seems to me even as if it was yesterday. I was received very warmly by the teachers and students and their passion towards architecture moved me.
I was convinced that the architects who will represent Asia should come out from them.

When I think of my architecture, I always imagine the scenery of Bangkok where people living near the river. They may not have been given much material things, however, I think that the life surrounded with nature: water, trees, produce their radiant smiles.
Their natural houses are my ideal for housing.

It will not take so much time to make all the world connected together by the computer system. I consider that the combination of primitive nature space and electronic technology will make the tomorrow utopia. The theme of contemporary architecture would be the way how you will describe it in architecture.

Toyo Ito - 1999.6.4

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