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Southeast Asia Globe - - The Interview -

Full name: Hun Chansan Age: 37

Place of Birth: Ph­nom Penh Ed­u­ca­tion: Mas­ter’s in ar­chi­tec­ture, North­east­ern Univer­sity, Bos­ton, Mas­sachusetts, US

First job: I was a barista at Star­bucks in Bos­ton

Most pro­duc­tive habit: Walk­ing and mov­ing things around in my of­fice

Tough­est les­son to date: Don’t trust peo­ple too eas­ily

Car: 2011 White Porsche Cayenne

Hob­bies: Any­thing ar­chi­tec­ture-, de­sign- and hos­pi­tal­ity-re­lated

Where do you go to es­cape? Siem Reap, Kam­pot and Kep

Big­gest re­gret: None.

Favourite ar­chi­tect: If we’re talk­ing mod­ernist, it’d be Louis Kahn; if con­tem­po­rary, Bjarke In­gels

What makes a great build­ing? Some­thing that is func­tional, con­tex­tual and looks good Favourite film: World War Z

How do you re­lax? I sketch out ideas Favourite toys: 2B pen­cil, colour­ing pen­cils and my sketch­book Three peo­ple you’d in­vite to your last sup­per: Vann Moly­vann, Louis Kahn, Zaha Ha­did

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