Why did you study Architecture?
My parents are true polymaths and I grew up surrounded by a little bit of everything, which made me be interested in (way too) many subjects. Architecture ended up being the only profession where I could develop and investigate most of my interests directly and indirectly.
My architect hero?
I’ve never been one to pick favorites but there’s a few people that I’ve admired along the years; on the practical side, Louis Kahn, Mansilla+Tuñon, Tatiana Bilbao, Alvaro Siza, Lina Bo Bardi. I’m also very interested in theoretical issues, so I would add John Hejduk, Colin Rowe.
My two favorite buildings?
No favorites, but I would say the Luis Barragan House, and the Duomo di Milano. And I really want to visit the Ningbo History Museum by Amateur Architecture Studio and see if it looks as monumental in person as it does in pictures, so it is a hypothetical favorite…