What sparked your interest in architecture?
The majestic grandeur of the Hong Kong International Airport building first ignited the passion in architecture as a young boy. The scale of the building makes one feel so miniscule, not too different to how one feels when one stands in the middle of a Renaissance cathedral. Even the geometric patterns on the underside of its roofs still fascinate me today, 20 years on.
What is the best advice you were ever given?
“The pen is mightier than the sword”
How do you see the industry evolve in the next 3-5 years?
I have not been working in the UK architectural industry long enough to judge how it may evolve in the long term. However, I am optimistic that in the near future, the way we produce architectural drawings will change quite a bit – perhaps even drastically for some of us. The use of parametric tools in our computer software is catching up very quickly, despite having been introduced in the industry more than a decade ago. In layman terms, that may mean at a point in time, we – as architects and designers – will do minimal drawings, but maximal coding and programming to allow the computer to do the menial work of churning up lines.
Weekends are for …
Exploring Bristol and the South West on a bicycle and reading anything online that comes up in my mind, be it architectural or biographical.