Moshe Safdie spoke at TED in 2002, saying a few words about a number of his compositions, and concluding with some words on beauty and truth. It’s worth 15 minutes of your time to watch:
The thing that strikes me most as I watched was how big he dreamed. Science centre not connected to nature? Route the river around it, and make an island! Memorial building too big for mountain? Cut right through the mountain, and embed the architecture into the earth!
Amazing and wonderful.