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spaces and functions that we create, and the feel that we construct. That’s why I like the movie Inception, as part of it is about constructing a world out of subconsciousness...

in general, we believe our knowledge and skills are slowly maturing.

NT: What is the one project you are most proud to have worked on?

NT: What and or who inspires you creatively?

NT: Has your design approach or aesthetic changed over time? If so, how and why?

AM: Peter Zumthor, Carlo Scarpa, Henri Carter-Bresson, Leica cameras and my wife Evelyn.

AM: The ones that have not been realised. I can only imagine how great that it can be and the more I think and contemplate, the better it becomes, kind of like an eternal design development!

AM: The approach and process has always been the same, only now that I know exactly how it goes, whereas say 7 years ago, I did it intuitively. Some people say our aesthetic has changed, however we would rather think it has evolved. And what has evolved is our detailing methods and understanding of building components

NT: Does your increasing reputation bring with it additional pressures to be innovative and unique each time? AM: No, reputation has nothing to do with pressure. To me, pressure comes from myself and my last project, a desire to constantly improve and evolve.

NT: What is the one piece of advice you can give a 20 year old starting out? AM: I have seen too many people started out with greed, and failed. Be true to yourself and what you love doing, and keep learning. If money is all you care about, then forget about architecture.

The Architects EAT Magazine No.01  
The Architects EAT Magazine No.01  

A rough guide to Architects EAT's residential portfolio, focusing on people, lifestyle, and inspiration.