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Annabelle Selldorf

Annabelle Selldorf is a German-born architect and founding principal of Selldorf Architects, a New York City-based architecture practice. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). Her projects include the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, Neue Galerie New York, renovation of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and two high-rise residential buildings along New York's High Line. She is currently designing an expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and several buildings for the LUMA Foundation's new contemporary center in Arles, France

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I think when you look at architectural photography it doesn't help to have piles of old clothes lyin ...

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I never like things that don't look nice. It's really that simple.

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Everything is complicated about using concrete - the discipline and dedication necessary to make con ...

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There isn't any one material that's mine. It all depends on the context. For example, I did a house ...

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I know I'm old-fashioned, but there's just something about the act of looking at books versus taking ...

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I was brought up to reuse things.

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I'm not so interested in technology for technology's sake. I don't need incredibly sophisticated cli ...

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I always tend to think, even in residential projects, about what a space is being asked to do - wher ...

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So much of what makes a room great is how you enter and circulate through it, how it addresses the b ...

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When everything is perfectly orderly and understandable, there has to be one thing that puts everyth ...

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Tension is an interesting quality - and architecture must have it. There should be elements of the i ...

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Architecture is about aging well, about precision and authenticity. There is much more to the succes ...

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The secret of good architecture is having more than meets the eye.

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When you have rules to abide by, does that curtail you as a designer, or set you free? People think ...

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There's no architect who doesn't want to build a library - and I am no different. With so much scrut ...

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