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Adrian Kasperski and Alicja Nowak about an internship at Kengo Kuma's office

17 of February '20

A conversation with Adrian Kasperski and Alicja Nowak, Krakow-based architects, about their trip to Japan, experiences, cultural differences and working in Kengo Kuma's Tokyo office.

Adrian Kasperski

Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the A. Frycz Modrzewski Academy in Krakow and a scholarship holder of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Seville. He gained experience in well-known design studios including Kengo Kuma & Associates. He is a winner of national and international architectural competitions. He holds a construction license to design without limitations. Since 2018, he has been running his own design studio in Krakow.

Alicja Nowak

Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Krakow Academy in 2016. Author of projects to revitalize the areas of the former Krakow hotels Forum and Cracovia, published in local and national media. Professionally, she works in interior design and graphic design. Her passions are design and travel, from which she draws inspiration.

scope of the podcast

Introduction of guests

Journey to Japan, how to get an internship at Kengo Kuma's office

Work culture in the office

An ordinary work day, the differences between working in an international team and a Japanese team

Differences between working in Poland and Japan, approach to architecture

Paris vs. Tokyo office of Kengo Kuma

"Kengo Kuma Student Award" scholarship, decision to leave

Life in Japan, travel

Internship, financial issues, communication

Why you should travel

Also read more about the Kengo Kuma Student Award scholarship .

From the podcast series titled: "All about internships - the best offices".

interviewed by Dobrawa Bies

illustrations courtesy of Adrian Kaspersky and Alicja Nowak

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