Archinect - Features 2018-12-19T07:20:22-05:00 The Proust Questionnaire: Herman Hertzberger Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Herman Hertzberger</a>&mdash;one&nbsp;of the most important Dutch architects and theoreticians of the modern age known for his designs of housing complexes, offices and schools&mdash;takes our <a href="" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a> and reveals some of his favorite architects, projects to work on, what architectural happiness means to him and more!</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Steven Holl Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-10T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This week, for our <a href="" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a>, we are featuring answers from&nbsp;Archinect favorite&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>, who discusses his love of hybrid buildings, enjoying one's work, and dying at the drawing board.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Diana Agrest Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-28T09:29:00-04:00 >2017-09-27T22:29:41-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Diana Agrest</a> is a practicing architect, urban designer, and theorist known for her unique and pioneering approach. She has been teaching since 1972&mdash;at&nbsp;<a href="" title="Cooper Union" target="_blank">Cooper Union</a>, where she currently is, since 1977&mdash;and has been profiled as one of 50 Great Teachers by NPR.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read her answers to our <a href="" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a> below to find out her favorite architect, both living and dead, her favorite type of project, her greatest indulgence and more!</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Patrik Schumacher Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-12T10:45:00-04:00 >2018-11-29T13:46:03-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The high priest of parametricism, <a href="" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>, endures our personality quiz and talks cacti, <a href="" target="_blank">Google</a>, and everyone's favorite British-sculptor, <a href="" target="_blank">Anish Kapoor</a>.&nbsp;</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Caroline Bos Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-31T10:30:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>For our latest installment of <a href="" target="_blank">the Proust Questionnaire</a>, Dutch architect and co-founder of <a href="" target="_blank">UNStudio</a>, Caroline Bos, remarks on Dutch directness, the land artist Andy Goldsworthy, and the fact that UNStudio has surprisingly, yet to contribute to the New York skyline!</p> <p>We have previously included Ben van Berkel, fellow founder of UNStudio, in our series&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Ricardo Scofidio Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-15T12:15:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Ricardo Scofidio</a>, the architect and provocateur, takes our <a href="" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a> and jokes about his&nbsp;terrible color sense.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Benedetta Tagliabue Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-01T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Today, we are getting up close and personal with Benedetta Tagliabue, the director of Barcelona-based practice&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Miralles Tagliabue EMBT</a>. The Italian architect, known for her attention to context and the poeticism in her work, also happens to be a member of the Pritzker jury, a RIBA Stirling Prize winner, and the proud owner of an Argentinian parrot!</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Bernard Khoury Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-18T09:28:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Not many would cite a Home Depot in the Vatican building as a dream project, but it's precisely this attitude that has made Lebanese-architect <a href="" target="_blank">Bernard Khoury</a>&nbsp;known as&nbsp;an unpredictable visionary. For this installment of our <a href="" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a>, the maverick talks pistachios, style, and the elegance of a pole dancer.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Eric Owen Moss Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-04T13:40:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>For this week's <a href="" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a>, we're talking with the Los Angeles-based architect <a href="" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss</a> who admits to relying too much on the enigmatic and (yet) would like to build on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro or the bottom of the ocean.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Craig Dykers Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-20T11:54:00-04:00 >2017-07-19T18:16:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Craig Dykers</a>, of the international practice&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>,&nbsp;takes our <a href="" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a> and has some difficulty picking favorites!</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Deborah Berke Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-06T11:56:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architect and dean of the <a href="" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Deborah Berke</a>&nbsp;talks engaging with art and culture, lacking an architectural signature and her love of repetition for this iteration of <a href="" target="_blank">the Proust Questionnaire</a>.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Kengo Kuma Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-23T12:06:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma</a>, the prominent architect and writer known for blending modernist approaches with traditional Japanese values,&nbsp;reveals his love for the color white, his desire to learn the piano, and his fondness for designing sacred spaces in this iteration of Archinect's recurring series <a href="" target="_blank">The Proust Questionnaire</a>.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Francine Houben Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-09T12:02:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a>, we talked with the Delft-based architect Francine Houben, co-founder of <a href="" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a>, and received some answers quite fitting for a Netherlander. Her favorites flowers? Tulips. Her favorite poet? Ramsey Nasr. Read on to find out what else makes Houben tick.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Peter Eisenman Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-04-25T12:06:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>For this iteration of <a href="" target="_blank">the Proust Questionnaire</a>, we're talking with the noted theorist and architect <a href="" target="_blank">Peter Eisenman</a>, who reflects on having not written a book, disliking Scandinavian buildings, and Charlie Brown. With this one, we changed up the questions a bit, per Eisenman's request.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Fernando Romero Nicholas Korody 2017-04-11T13:20:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T18:13:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Every other week, we get personal with a major architect for our new series <a href="" target="_blank">the Proust Questionnaire</a>. For this week's iteration, we're talking with Fernando Romero, the OMA-trained architect who heads the Mexico City-based studio&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">fr&middot;ee</a>.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Farshid Moussavi Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-29T12:09:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a> is our new series in which we have well-known architects answer a series of unusual questions. A popular parlor game amongst the Victorian literate class, the questionnaire is believed to reveal the individual's true nature. &nbsp;</p><p>For this iteration, we talk with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Farshid Moussavi</a>, the highly in-demand British (by way of Iran) architect behind the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio, among other notable projects.&nbsp;</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Ben van Berkel Nicholas Korody 2017-03-14T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>You know their name and you know their architecture. But how much do you actually know about the people behind the architectural practice <a href="" target="_blank">UNStudio</a>?</p><p>In this iteration of the <a href="" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a>, our new series profiling leading figures in architecture, we speak with Ben van Berkel, the Utrecht-born, award-winning architect. Like with our other Proust Questionnaires, the questions are a bit unusual for an architecture interview, oriented around the personal more than the professional.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Thom Mayne Nicholas Korody 2017-02-14T12:06:00-05:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>You know their buildings&mdash;but how much do you know about the architects themselves? <a href="" target="_blank">The Proust Questionnaire</a> is a new series that gets up close and personal with some of the biggest names in the industry.</p> The Proust Questionnaire: Daniel Libeskind Nicholas Korody 2017-01-19T12:02:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In architecture, the personal tends to be prohibited. "Starchitects&rdquo; might have notoriously big personalities, but how much do we actually know about them? Enter the personality quiz, a favorite pastime of young adults and, as it turns out, the architect Daniel Libeskind, who agreed to be the first in our new series, the Proust Questionnaire.</p>