Heute geht es nach Portugal. Ohne lange Vorreden auf in den Fragebogen.
Mr. Sá, before we begin with the interview, please introduce yourself in 3-4 sentences briefly.
_Miguel Sá [ms]: dreamer of architectures, strongly hope to be more knowledgeable and human, I have doubts as to open the tomorrow door
Question 1: What was your first job after graduating?
Question 2: Why should clients in any case work together with an architect?
_ms: the same reason that a patient needs a surgeon
Question 3: How would you describe your architectural style?
_ms: the least complicated as possible, adapted to local and client, dreamer, aspiring the future
Question 4: Which book or film has impressed you in the last time?
_ms: in the last last time maybe the „Ilusionist“
Question 5: Who are your role models and why?
_ms: I try don’t pursue models. Models can create static architecture.
Question 6: Is the client king or should he be guided to his luck by an architect?
_ms: rather that there were no kings, but the fact is that project and designed for someone specific. The project will only be fully met when the customer. The architect can open new doors in the mind of the „king“
Question 7: Which subject in course of studies best prepared you for your profession?
_ms: habitation, públic equipaments and landscape
Question 8: From Paul Valéry comes the term „architecture is music made in stone.“ What referees to the question, what music you’re currently happy to hear?
_ms: don´t stop the beat, by Danish pop group Junior Senior.
Question 9: Which building would you like to design and why?
_ms: anything public. something for persons use that don´t meaning pay for that
Question 10: Architecture is … ?
_ms: … everything and nothing, is the art of the cosmos
And finally, question 11: What question would you like to ask and whom?
_ms: why exchanging knowledge in return for money (universities, jobs …) Newton have collected money to reveal to humanity their findings
I am glad to have you as an non-german speaking architect on my magazine. So I take the opportunity to ask you a few more questions interesting for me and others. How to become an architect in your country?
_ms: Officially we have only one way: universities
In Germany you have to be a member of the architectural chamber to call yourself an architect. Is there any comparable in your country?
What about the current market situation in your place?
_ms: this rather complicated, this turning the page is being difficult
Are there any special architectual conditions in Portugal?
_ms: no, there aren’t. Unfortunately for all (citizens and professionals)
Thank you Mr. Sá