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Antoni Taraszkiewicz - briefly on the subject

05 of March '20

"10 Questions to..." is a series of short conversations with architects and female architects, to whom we address the same pool of questions. In today's installment, Antoni Taraszkiewicz of Fort Taraszkiewicz Architects answers our questions.

Professor Antoni Tar aszkiewicz combines his work at the Fort Taraszkiewicz Architekci architectural office with his research and teachingwork at the Gdansk University of Technology, where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture from 2008 to 2016, and for the past eight years has headed the Department of Residential Architecture and Public Utility. He is also a member of the Committee on Architecture and Urban Planning of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

1. architecture in three words...?

a. Art.
b. Appropriateness.
c. Responsibility.

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

a. Villa Savoye, designed by Le Corbusier.
b. Murcia City Hall, proj.: Rafael Moneo.
c. Montpellier city hall, proj.: Jean Nouvel.

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

Le Corbusier's "Vers une architecture."

4. most inspiring city and why...?

Paris - it has an unmistakable atmosphere of waiting for something wonderful to happen or appear in a moment.

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

Jean Nouvel - because he creates architecture of great variety, appropriate to the place of time and task.

6. hand drawing or computer drawing?

At the beginning of the project work only hand drawing. Later, computers come into play.

7. Mock-up or 3D model?

Mock-up, but 3D model too.

8. modernism or postmodernism?


9. work after hours or sports?

After hours rest, unfortunately, rather passive. However, there are short (increasingly short) periods of physical activity.

10. architecture or business?

Architecture, in addition to the joy of creation, also gives money, so it is a way of business.

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

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