I worked for more than ten with him on the Louvre Richelieu. Much has been exchanged on the museum. He knew what he liked: the stone quarries French, stainless steel sandblasted, oak, raw concrete, the calepinages to form a pattern. It is he who taught me how to make funds formwork, placing the strips of Oregon pine. How do I become less talkative in architecture, say the most things in a minimum of means. For the arts museum of islamic Doha, I was imposed as an interior architect and has always protected me.

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A great memory of my life is when, on the morning of the inauguration, we visited the museum. He looked at every detail, seals hollow to the baseboards. We shared the same love of materials and finishes. Our complicity is coming from there. I went to the meeting in Suzhou, the city where he grew up and built a traditional museum. It has been the …

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