Before I start work on a project – I always need to see the place where the block is to stand. Many factors influence what the final design will look like, including the surroundings. I care that the object fits in with what surrounds it and creates a coherent whole.
The next step for me is to look for inspiration, which I never treat one-to-one. I always try to translate them into architectural language and make sure that they are not directly interpreted. This makes each of my projects so different, non-obvious and perfect in every way.
The projects that are created in my studio are exactly those with which I identify myself. I never design against what I like and what I feel.