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What was the last book you read? Landscape and Memory by Simon Schama.

How often do you eat out?Two or three times a week.

What is your favourite restaurant? Andrew's Restaurant on Gray's Inn Road.

Where do you buy your clothes? Gap.

What is your favourite shop? Amazon.com

What colour is your bedroom? White with wooden (maple) floor.

What sort of music do you most enjoy listening to? Paul Robeson and Blaxploitation.

What is your favourite accessory? My yellow leather gloves and my brass Turkish tea-tray from Berlin.

What design item do you most covet? A dining table in the shape of a sun, with a crescent moon expansion piece.

How green are you? Must try harder.

What do you do in your spare time? Cook.

What do you think architects are best at?Best at holding strong opinions.

Worst at? Worst at expressing them.

Would you want your children to be architects? Yes.

Where do you live now? Bloomsbury.

In which building would you most like to live? The Gayer-Anderson House in Cairo.

Which building would you most like to have designed? Frank Lloyd Wright's Johnson Wax Building.

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