Jury-GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN / Published on December 29, 2020
Rietveld Architects New York
New York, United States
PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE – PEOPLE OF DESIGN VERSION!
What prescient youthful memory relates to your present career?
Working in my dad’s office when I was old enough to reach the drafting board was definitely prescient of my present career.
What are three basic rules you learned from your mentors?
■ Every change needs to be an improvement.
■ Not every project needs to have all of my ideas
■ Think in cross sections.
What project launched your career?
The Equinox office building in The Hague, in the Netherlands launched my career.
Equinox office building, 2001,
The Hague, Netherlands.
Our first project on top of a highway.
What is your current design state of mind?
Reaching for softer, greener, clearer glass, open stairs, higher spaces.
What living designer/architect do you most admire?
What past designer/architect inspires you the most?
What is your most marked design quality?
I’m strong in layered thinking, in redefining, in spatial thinking. The man of 1000 sketches!
What peer quality do you most value?
I value their attention to details.
Which project is the epitome of your work?
The Amvest office building in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
What is your favorite place in the world?
What design or architecture project do you wish you would have thought of yourself?
If you could host any three guests, past or alive, over for dinner, who would you choose and what would you dare serving?
Barack Obama, my wife and partner Margaret Rietveld and Ron Dennis.
Menu: Mac’n cheese!
|Barack Obama Photo by Pete Souza.||Margaret Rietveld – www.rietveldarchitects.com||Matthew Lamb, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons|