jason brown - abbozzo [jasonbrownabboz]
What is your specialization in architecture?
Is there a web page or blog where one could see something of your work?
yes, abbozzo website
What is it for you a good architectural design?
simple - design principles
What era of architecture most fascinates you?
now - including everything up to this point.
List the name of a famous building which you don't care for.
any mass house builder - that throws up two storey 'noddy boxes'.........
What hardware and software do you use that you deem as indispensable?
pc and word
In which city do you live or work and why?
glasgow, it's no mean city......
Do you work with other architects? How is the team set up?
What do you think of competitions? What types of competitions do you normally compete in?
competition is good,
we enter ones that do not discriminate against size of practice.
Mantaining the signature of a building, how is the identity of the surroundings respected?
by designing 'with the site' not against it.
Which architects, past or present, do you admire?
corb, miralles, ellwood
In your professional philosophy, what comes first, function or form?
Do you view suburban sprawl as an ecological threat and a waste of resources? Do you advocate for more vertical and denser town planning?
yes and yes
What will the single-family home of 2050 be like?
For you, which new materials provoke the most interest?
Bioclimactic architecture, domotic systems...do you think we are approaching a profound revolution in architecture?
no - architecture is a slowly evolving discipline
In the development of a project, do you feel closer to the client or to the public as a whole who will use the final product?
neither - the design should stand alone.....
The pharahons built pyramids, and bankers skyscrapers: will architecture always be a symbol of power?
architecture reflects society,
"we shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us"
Sir Winston Churchill
Imagine your ideal house. Where would it be? What would it be like?
Gill's spanish villa in the film Sexy Beast.....
Can one copy and still be original?
Where is the balance between deeply-rooted architecture and that which responds to its particular era?
right at the point at which the design is made.
Spectacular architecture: do you believe that buildings are becoming more and more media phenomena?
no, the media make this phenomena
What motto would you like to see inscribed at the entrance of the university's department of architecture?
ask more questions........
What would be your dream project at this moment?
a church on a hill
Who is your favourite artist?
Which websites about architecture do you frequently visit?
jason brown - abbozzo
glasgow - scotland - UK