Our Design Process
Hand versus Computer
Of course, what would we be without computers? Our whole practice depends on computing, but the computer should not just be the glove of the hand, the hand should really be the driver of the computer, because i believe that the hand in all its privatism and all its physiological obscurity, has a source. Although the source in unknown, though we don't have to be mystical about it, we realize that the hand has been given us by forces that are beyond our own autonomy and i think that when i draw drawings which may imitate the computer, but that are not computer drawings, drawings which can come from sources that are completely not known, not knowable, not seen, yet the hand.
And that is what I really, to all of you who are working, how can we make the computer respond to our hand, rather than the hand responding to the computer. I think that is part of what the complexity of architecture is, because certainly we have gotten used to the propaganda that the simple is the good, but i don't believe it."- Daniel Libeskind