The majority of critics within the sector believe that the architect should express the culture of his time… I would suggest that the very task of the architect is not to express the values of cultural relativism… ’[we need] a place where every now and then we can take shelter, purify ourselves, find some peace and come out again stronger. Without this we would slide into an intolerable abyss.’… Is this the supreme ambition of architecture? And why supreme? Because a purified mind puts the driving force of our inner animal desire to sleep and awakens our consciousness of the Divine that exists in Nature. The man-animal makes room for the man-spiritual.