#THE NOTEBOOK OF Gerard Huet

Gerard Huet - Cardete & Huet - Toulouse (France)

Toulouse-Blagnac airport, French Embassy in Bogotá, French Pavilion at the Zaragoza Expo, Toulouse-Oncopole University Cancer Institute …

1 – Who is Gerard Huet?

An architect, curious by nature.

2 – When did you decide you wanted to be an architect?

When I was a teenager.

3 – The benchmark in architecture …

L. Kahn.

4 – If not an architect, you would be a …

I prefer not to think about it.

5 – A fault and a virtue.

Simplicity.

6 – Describe your house.

Open.

7 – Sunday is a day for …

Working.

8– A place which inspires you.

Anticipation is my inspiration.

9– What is the last book you read?

Lydie Salvayre (Don’t cry).

10– 15 years on …

Constantly evolving.

11– When thinking about architecture, what comes to mind …

Controlling light.

12 – Pencil or computer?

Pencil, although on second thoughts …

13 – How would you describe your work? 

Patient – thoughtful – determined.

14 – A project you would like to carry out

The space of the future, where you can live in harmony?

15 – Your opinion of Spanish architecture.

Magnificent, unrestricted.

16 – How do you maintain your own style whilst satisfying your customers’ needs?

With patience and reasoning.

17 – In architecture what are you better at and what is more difficult for you?

I am not perfect, but rather I always try to do something less badly.

18 – Your recipe for success.

Persuasion.

19 – What role do natural products play in your work?

There is nothing natural, everything is transformed.

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