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Function, form, light. Architecture in three words according to Lukasz Gniewek of POLE Architects.

12 of August '21

"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, Lukasz Gniewek of the Warsaw office POLE Architekci talked about the most important buildings and dream project cooperation.

Łukasz Gniewek - studied architecture at the Cracow University of Technology and the University of Tennessee. He gained professional experience in Poland, in the studios of Bazukastudio and Kurylowicz&Associates, and abroad - in the New York office of Gensler. Since 2015, together with Bartłomiej Popiel and Wojciech Gajewski, he has been running POLE Architekci, a Warsaw-based studio.

1. architecture in three words...?

a. Function.
b. Form.
c. Light.

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

a. The Forum Hotel in Krakow, designed by Janusz Ingarden.
b. Casa da Música in Porto, proj.: Rem Koolhaas.
c. New Art Museum in New York, proj.: SANAA.

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

I don't read about architecture, I prefer to watch.

4. Most inspiring city and why...?

Krakow, because I grew up there.

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

Herzog and de Meuron, because they were the few who could not be pigeonholed.

6. hand drawing or computer drawing?


7. mockup or 3D model?


8. modernism or postmodernism?


9. Work after hours or sports?

Unfortunately, more often work.

10. architecture or business?


The vote has already been cast