Nina: Yes, we still have an open contract. Dafür we do wenig things here and there, they ask us zu help us v this, that, or the other.

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Tsipi: jawohl that ist very important due to the fact that some civilization think that freundin are out von the picture completely as far as ground Zero und the flexibility Tower is concerned…

Nina: die point is that, und that’s actually in interesting one, only wie you end up a building is when die building begins kommen sie live, since that’s wie people get in it. Even if it is it’s a museum or even if it is it’s a private house. Deswegen that zu sein a really important part of the conversation.

But at the end of the day, people kommen sie over and they say, sie promised us, und you didn’t let us down. Sie delivered on your promise. It is what they every said: sie delivered on your promise.

At soil Zero, delivering on your promise way that what daniel was talking about: how people wollen feel, the quietude when you’re stehen next zu those waterfalls, ns ability zu grieve openly but blieb be an a location which resounds with other parts des humanity. Die museum, which is going kommen sie be astonishing, i m sorry we’ve nur seen, and we to walk through because they had certain dinge they schutz asked daniel to do, that just in astonishing thing.

Tsipi: i just desire you to know that when I zuerst went to berlin to the Jewish Museum what recorded me, and really got me, was that ich felt practically losing mine balance bei some places. I wasn’t able to really it is in steady. Und then ich said, what’s going on here, und they said, that freundin designed it that way …

Nina: ns Jewish Museum in Berlin ist actually one von the an extremely few buildings Daniel has excellent where ns walls are 90 degrees, the stairs are completely flat. Ns only part von the building where freundin would feeling a difference zu sein when you’re wade towards the Holocaust void. There ns floor ascends, ns ceiling stays ns same, but sie feel like there’s, until you get to ns door and you offen the door, and you go into die Holocaust void. That is the just part von the building that takes sie off balance…


Contemporary Jewish Museum, San francisco / bitterbredt


Tsipi: gift Jewish; go it matte the means you entwurf your buildings? are there cultural und traditional influences die way freundin think around your buildings?

Daniel: Sure. How could I entwurf these structures if ich wasn’t Jewish? von course! ich mean how kann sein you divide your deeper sense von orientation there is no bringing it to your design? sie know, die way sie live, the way sie think, ns way freundin read. Die way you are…

Tsipi: so what ist Jewish about your buildings?

Daniel: fine I’ll phone call you: every building ist like a book; each one has numerous layers of interpretation. Every building has commentaries in ~ it; including commentaries des history. Every building ist a text, ist a story which ist being told. The not just a nice an are that looks good weil das a photograph.

There ist a continuum that ist connected to…to various other things. And I think that zu sein what to me provides a building Jewish – the it isn’t bei icon bei the sense of in idol, the doesn’t nur look great and you praise how good it looks. It has something an it which go beyond nur the materials von the building.

Nina: yet it’s notfall the, no no no, ich would disagree through Daniel; it’s notfall that every building zu sein Jewish. For sure not. It’s you who zu sein Jewish and what you bring is…

Daniel: No, no, no, i didn’t say…I no mean to say that every building ist Jewish. Ich bring a Jewish sensibility.

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Nina: that’s right.

Daniel: i do carry a Jewish sensibility but i don’t median that every building ist Jewish. Of course not.

Nina: however Daniel’s approach, to how zu solve details things, just how it looks, how civilization feel, the idea behind it, i would say bring a distinct sensibility, an idea something beyond just the form, bei exploration right into those aspirations und those dreams and those means people see themselves und view the world. That i would say zu sein very Jewish.

Daniel: But ich think, what zu sein a Jewish sensibility? You schutz said… right, it’s optimism, it’s the fact the there is freedom. That ist the can be fried Jewish idea.

It’s about freedom; the about ns future, it’s not…whatever happened bei the past happened bei the past. Yet what is Jewish ist that there ist joy bei the world. Und despite shadows that fall on things, you kann sein see through it something very, very different.

I think that horizon educates every building that ich do, even an extremely sad buildings, like the felix Nussbaum Museum. There are structures with an extremely sad histories bei them, yet freundin build a structure as an act of optimism, zu bring people, kommen sie learn that story, to see beyond that story an their very own lives.

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Tsipi: dafür that bring me kommen sie my tonnage question. What is the legacy freundin would like kommen sie leave behind und how would freundin like to be remembered?

Daniel: ich never answer this concern because i never think des the past…

Tsipi: freundin never ask… but ich ask you…

Daniel: No! ich think if something zu sein really creative it continues to be creative. Freundin know, there’s a beautiful sentence von Kafka, Franz Kafka. He said, an excellent writers begin zu write after they die. Which way that really an excellent works of nett are notfall of ns moment. Castle begin zu really resound, really in terms des what they are, an a enlarge world. Deshalb legacy ist not of the past, it’s in the future. Legacy ist coming from ns future.