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Michalina Frątczak on working in a Portuguese architectural firm

27 of July '20

Michalina Frątczak shares her experience from Portugal. She talks about the advantages of working in a small architectural office, the experience on site, designing in difficult conditions, and the minimalism and sincerity of Portuguese architecture.

Michalina Frątczak

Architect who is a member of the Portuguese Chamber of Architects. She studied architecture at the Technical Universities of Gdansk, Poznan and Lisbon. She designs in Portugal on a daily basis, but at the same time cooperates with Poland. What she values most in architecture is sincerity of form and material. She relaxes best in nature, which inspires her. In her search for architectural solutions, she often reaches for unconventional methods. All this to ensure that the project best meets the needs of its future users.

She continues to deepen her knowledge of bioclimatic architecture so that buildings are even the result of their environment and its climatic conditions. She tries to always design with respect for all that nature has given to man.

She is the winner of the SARP's Zbyszek Zawistowski Diploma of the Year competition (2018) and the InFuture Design competition.
Previously published in such magazines as Architektura & Biznes (5/2020), Architektura Murator, Living builidings. The future of office builidings until 2020 of the InFuture Design Institute (2018).

scope of the podcast

What was the recruitment process like?
What were you in charge of, what did you work on? What were you responsible for?
What was it like working in the office? What was the approach of the chief designer? Meetings with investors.
Changes in Lisbon, numerous investments
Working on a set of clinics in the city of Guarda
Work culture in the office, a standard day
What did you gain, what did you learn?

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

compiled by Dobrawa Bies

illustrations courtesy of Michalina Frątczak

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