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About Paris and Santiago Calatrava. 10 questions for Magdalena Federowicz-Boule

Ola Kloc
08 of April '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 about business and architecture, the most inspiring city and who she would like to design with, Magdalena Federowicz-Boule of the Tremend studio answered.

Magdalena Federowicz-Boule - a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology, she also studied at the University of Detroit Mercy in the United States as an exchange student. She gained professional experience working with French offices in Poland and abroad. Since 2010, together with Jaroslaw Gwóźdz, she has been running the Tremend studio.

1. architecture in three words...?

a. Genius loci.
b. Creativity.
c. Sustainability.

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

a. Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, proj.: Philip Johnson.
b. Crystal House in Amsterdam, proj.: MVRDV.
c. Tata Somba houses, Togo.

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

Frank Lloyd Wright's "Modern Architecture. Lectures".

4. most inspiring city and why...?

Paris - a city where the spirit of history, human emotions and ordinary life are omnipresent. It is one of the first cities I got to know very thoroughly, without rushing. I walked every day, meeting people, visiting bazaars, churches, museums, sitting in parks, listening to music....

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

Santiago Calatrava. I am inspired and enthralled by the combination of architecture and construction in unity.

6. hand drawing or computer drawing?

Hand-drawing - reflects the emotions of the author.

7. mockup or 3D model?

3D model.

8. modernism or postmodernism?

Modernism.

9. working after hours or sports?

SPORT right now :)

10. architecture or business?

Straight from the heart comes the answer architecture, but life and reality makes us think about it in a business context.


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