im always cold. i often find that the temperature of most rooms is way too low. i bundle up for lectures, wear gloves in studio, and often nod off in other chilly rooms because my body gives up on everything. i really hate going outside in the winter, but don’t mind running around under the sun on a sweltering summer day. therefore, i don’t mind when a room is baked during the day with floods of southern light. i like “warm” materials that do not transfer heat well (at least to the touch), like wood and cloth. masonry and terra cotta are my friends on sunny days, but lose my favor at night. i like the appearance of super-smooth, shiny, almost wet-looking concrete, but i can almost feel the chills just by getting too close to it. this is why i like to design with warmth in mind.