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It was such a depressing time....

It was such a depressing time. I didn't look very depressed, maybe, but it was really dire. I made a conscious decision not to stop, but it could have gone the other way.

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When you are overworked and ex...

When you are overworked and exhausted, there is a sense of kind of delirium and that's why I think architects do all-nighters and they kind of do those deadlines. For four days I remember doing four nights in one row with no sleep. I mean nobody, unless you are crazy, would do that, but you are totally focused on the project.

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People don't talk to you prope...

People don't talk to you properly. It's the way they talk to you; they dismiss you. I think it's a combination of me being a woman and a foreigner.

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All the privileged can travel,...

All the privileged can travel, see different worlds; not everyone can. I think it is important for people to have an interesting locale nearby.

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Architecture is how the person...

Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is about how you place the object on the person.

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For many years, I hated nature...

For many years, I hated nature. As a student, I refused to put a plant anywhere - a living plant, that is. Dead plants were OK.

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Half of architecture students ...

Half of architecture students are women, and you see respected, established female architects all the time.

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I am equally proud of all of m...

I am equally proud of all of my architectural projects. It's always rewarding to see an ambitious design become reality.

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I am quite sensitive to politi...

I am quite sensitive to politics, because you know, as an Arab, an Iraqi, all your life, you are very conscious of it.

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I can't focus when there's too...

I can't focus when there's too many things around. Whenever I used to go to the office, I used to always say, 'Tidy up.'

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I don't particularly like show...

I don't particularly like showing furniture on pedestals, but for whatever reasons you always have to in museums.

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I don't think that everybody i...

I don't think that everybody in the planet should have a child. I've never had the desire I should have a kid.

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