I still like black-and-white drawings a lot—really crisp line drawings.
I have a personal preference for them,
But I think color is not necessarily used as a decoration.
It shows the temper, in a way.
It also unveils the quality of the architecture.
Every time we painted a drawing,
It changed our view of how the building was actually conceived in terms of materials,
And of its color.
For instance, with the Peak (Hong Kong, 1983)
We really had no idea about how it should be finished.
By the use of drawings and painting slowly but surely,
We’ve developed a confirmed opinion.
The paintings were like tests
by Zaha Hadid