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Q&A: Anthony Hudson Hudson Architects

When and where were you born?

1955, West Runton, Norfolk.

What is you favourite building and why?

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire - determined free thinking.

What is your favourite restaurant/meal?

As a 10-year-old eating in the revolving restaurant on top of the Post Office Tower - glamour and excitement.

What vehicle do you own?

Golf convertible.

What is your favourite film?

Antonioni's Blow Up.

What is your favourite book?

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte.

What is your favourite design classic?

Sellotape.

What is the worst building you have seen and why?

Higgledy-piggledy housing with no care for orientation or sense of place.

Who or what is your biggest architectural influence and why?

Greece. While there as a failing engineering student, I had an exciting inkling of a new subject - architecture.

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

David Lea.

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

A pig farmer.

What would your advice be to architectural students?

Wonder about everything you are taught, explore those forgotten trails and, above all, build as soon as you can.

What would your motto be?

Do it now.

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