What architectural photographer do you admire most?
ALEX FRADKIN Photographer, “Winy Maas’s Excellent Chinese Adventure” (page 066) A former professor of mine, Henry Plummer, introduced me to the “poetics of light” when I was an architecture student. I learned from him that photography is not just a process of documentation, but a means to evoke emotion, a different way of observing and seeing. From that moment on, I was transfixed by the extraordinary symbiotic relationship of light, form, architecture and photography.
What was the most memorable part of your assignment for this issue?
IKER GIL Writer, “Rock Solid” (page 060) It is great to see how buildings like Mexico’s Foro Boca become anchors to larger urban and civic initiatives. Being able to experience it during its opening events, with those who worked hard for years to make it a reality, was something I won’t soon forget. The city of Boca del Rio is making a significant effort to redefine its public spaces and cultural assets: You could sense the excitement and pride in that moment.
The exhibition An Eames Celebration opened at the Vitra Design Museum this past September.