"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, architecture in a few words was described by Katarzyna Cynka-Bajon of PL.architekci studio.
Katarzyna Cynka-Bajon - a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Poznan University of Technology also studied at the Faculty of Architecture in Hannover, Germany. Co-founder and chief architect of the Poznan studio PL.architekci awarded this year with the SARP 2021 Year Award in the Single-Family Residential Building category and, for the same project - the Slit House - an honorable mention in the competition for the Jan Baptista Quadro Award.
1. architecture in three words...?
a. Dialogue - the architect's polemic with society.
b. Language of expression.
c. A constantly evolving art form.
2. the three most important buildings for you...?
a. Osaka Church of Light, proj.: Tadao Andō.
b. WoZoCo building, proj.: MVRDV.
c. Poznań's Okrąglak, proj.: Marek Leykam.
3. the most important book about architecture...?
I respect Mr. Filip Springer for his reports on architecture! Sociological approach to architecture teaches a lot and gives food for thought. "Wrongly born", "13 floors", "Bathtub with colonnade".
4. most inspiring city and why...?
Amsterdam - the city of openness, experimentation, respect for the environment.
5. architect with whom you would like to design something and why...?
6. hand-drawing or computer drawing?
Hand-drawn is timeless, but computerized makes the design process easier.
7. mockup or 3D model?
I love mockups, but when I don't have to glue them myself. I've never had the patience for them.
8. modernism or postmodernism?
It's not the style that matters - it's the feel and aesthetics of the architecture that is important.
9. work after hours or sport?
One would definitely like to choose sports.
But unfortunately, after-hours work, especially late in the evening, often wins out. Because it is difficult to reconcile professional work with raising three young children.
10. architecture or business?
Architecture and business. Everything must stick together and complement each other.