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Q&A: Kathryn Findlay Ushida Findlay Partnership

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When and where were you born?

Why should it matter? Scotland.

What is your favourite building and why?

Villa Muller (pictured) in the Czech Republic by Adolf Loos because the building works on so many levels - spatially, materially and sequentially.

What is your favourite restaurant/meal?

Japanese - Sakanatei, London.

What vehicle(s) do you own?

None.

What is your favourite film?

The Third Man.

What is your favourite book?

Sea Room by Adam Nicholson.

What is your favourite design classic?

All of Ron Arad's work because he reconfigures what people understand as product and furniture design.

What is the worst building that you have ever seen and why?

So many I can't remember.

Who or what is your biggest architectural influence and why?

My influences stem from those with different ways of thinking about architecture - Peter Cook, Ranulph Glanville, Leon van Schaik and Frederick Kiesler.

Who is the most talented architect that you have worked with?

Eisaku Ushida.

If you were not an architect, what would you have been?

An artist or a geographer.

What would your advice be to architectural students?

Be open to possibilities.

What would your motto be?

'Fly.'

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