I don’t really believe in style. It goes back to the functionality of where a project is and the context of the project. In Miami, for instance, (the late architect) Morris Lapidus said that Miami architecture is the architecture of joy. I always liked that, because it’s a very free statement. If you’re designing a condo on the beach in Miami, why shouldn’t it be joyous? We all would love to have a condo building overlooking the beach. To celebrate the wind and views and the sun path and the sunsets, that creates an architecture of joy — something specific to its place. I don’t believe in style, but I do believe in context, and what the functionality of a building needs to be.
By Larry Getlen