What would you say is the influence of a country’s history on an architect?
Architecture and History are all the time in symbiosis. It is not possible to separate them. We should first say History and then Architecture. History has given to history a chronology. From archeology in the ancient time we have seen some resemblance through civilization. From the Inca the Aztecs from the Egyptian to the Greeks and the Romans from India to the Chinese we travel in time but through constant. The stone is the first elements and equal in all civilizations. Then the SKY and the Universe which have given through astronomy a real constant in shapes, Circle Triangle and square. History has made the rest. Styles, kingdoms, revolutions, politics…. We can see through history evolutions of styles through distinctive personalities and tendencies through time .
Which industry trends, would you say, are more prelevant for the past decade?
Computer and 3 D programs have changed the architecture design World , and construction. We are seeing now new trends and amazing changes through computer high tech and new material. The architectural landscape has changed mute to a different global World, forms appears , there will be no more building in the future without sustainable adequacy for saving energy. Solar energy , wind energy , water savings , recycling material are the new Leitmotif in urban design and architecture. The climate is the response to the innovation of the construction material. Glass , metal , wood , stone, and wind these five elements will still be through their change in industrialization the main component s of architecture.
Most wild project in your life
Wild ? you question is Wild?
You mean Word international Leading Design ?
Yes in that synonymous yes all my projects are WILD.
The project of the Delos Museum which I did with my daughter architect Carolyn is assembling all my symbolic and organic and historical mythology .I consider this project as a donation as a spiritual gift to this Island which is a patrimony of Humanity that remains still undiscovered.
What does the future hold for you?
My life is a journey , and my slogan is “ Travelling is an Art” I would like to continue creating and sharing my experience through many new projects With my family , my friends all along new project on Earth.
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