‘What I’ve always been very skeptical of is the fact that our quality of life is so fixed to numbers. On Euros, for example, and Euros per square meter,’ he told BMW Guggenheim Lab. ‘When you look for an apartment, for example, the first thing you look at is the location, and then at the numbers—how many rooms, how many square meters? But when you really think about it, the square meters say nothing about the quality of the apartment, about the view from the window, how it smells, if the neighbors are nice. These are all things that you can’t put into numbers.’
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