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Q & A -Pascal Madoc Jones A-EM

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When and where were you born?

St Woolos Hospital, Newport, Mon. The year of Heartbreak Hotel.

What is your favourite building and why?

The Pazzi Chapel by Brunelleschi. I could sit there all day.

What is your favourite restaurant/meal?

The Settle Inn in Battersea. I have sat there all day.

What vehicles do you own?

A bike, a motorbike and a car.

What is your favourite film?

The Dead - Houston's last stand.

What is your favourite book?

The Gallery by John Horne Burns.

What is your favourite 'design classic'?

The modern soccer ball. Take a closer look.

What is the worst building you've ever seen and why?

That bloody awful thing by Old Street roundabout.

Who or what is your biggest architectural influence and why?

I played on building sites as a child.

Who is the most talented architect you've worked with?

Oh please? you work for, not with.

If you hadn't been an architect, what would you have been?

Rich.

What would your advice be to architectural students?

Don't unless you have to.

What would your motto be?

To quote the great Emrys: 'No news is bad news.'

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