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Anguish and ecstasy. 10 questions for Adam Wysocki

26 of November '20

"10 Questions to..." is a series of short interviews with architects and female architects, to whom we address the same pool of questions. In today's installment of the mini-interview, Adam Wysocki of de.materia studio in Poznań answered our ten questions.

Adam Wysocki - an architect who has been running de.materia studio in Poznań since 2013. Among other things, he is the author of the apartments on Wilcza Poręba in Karpacz and the JRv2 House in Poznan.

1. architecture in three words...?

a. Matter.
b. Anguish.
c. Ecstasy.

2. the three most important buildings for you...?

a. The family home - my first pattern of housing solutions.
b. JRv2 house - first serious design games.
c. Palace of Culture and Science - my first admiration for the scale and majesty of the building.

3. the most important book on architecture...?

"Atlas of roofs" from Detail Edition.

4. most inspiring city and why...?

Copenhagen - a modern city adapting to the scale of the pedestrian and cyclist, full of high-quality public spaces and buildings.
New York - especially Manhattan - thick as pitch, clear as air, a fascinating melting pot on a macro and micro scale.

5. architect with whom you would like to design something and why...?

Peter Zumthor - to learn from his sensual approach to design. Also, there seems to be no rush in his studio.

6. hand-drawing or computer drawing?

Handwritten concept sketch at an early stage. Later, precise computer drawing.

7. mockup or 3D model?

3D model + virtual reality with goggles. I would like to work with mockups someday.

8. modernism or postmodernism?

Modernism. Although echoes of the old fascination with deconstructivism sometimes still reverberate.

9. working after hours or sports?

Sports - I try to follow health and safety rules and avoid working after hours. Sports drive me and reset me.

10. architecture or business?

First of all, architecture, because so far the business of it is weak.

If you have suggestions for questions you'd like us to ask or people of architects whose answers to these questions you'd like to know - let us know in the comments.

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