...I'm beyond the compulsion I had in the beginning to perform, both
on a personal and a professional level. I have three beautiful daughters.
The eldest is ten and the two youngest are seven and a half, they're
twins. When my first child was born for a year I concentrated completely
on her, and only then did I begin to reconnect with architecture.
Aside of raising my daughter I didn't really deal with competitions,
not even smaller family homes, I didn't miss that. But after a year
I had had enough of nappies and all that, it's a great thing, but
I wanted to do something else, too. I have a great husband, he helps
a lot. We do everything together, architecture and the kids. Of course
there are some areas where I do more than he does, he doesn't cook
as often as I do, but that's only natural.
Working or staying abroad is very good for everyone, it makes you
open. This is usually the very reason to leave for a while: the intention
to get to know parts of the world one hasn't seen before.
.Intellectual shallowness really drives me crazy.
Ten years ago I didn't notice it as much, I didn't see these obstacles,
and the obstacles then were different than they are today. Back then
the obstacles were that there weren't enough projects and that the
building industry wasn't where it should be. Some of us are finally
beginning to stand upright, to dare to think a little, to dare to
make things that don't necessarily conform to public taste. We are
a little provocative, but that is something that should gain wider
ground for one to feel better, culturally speaking.
...We realized that something was not right, that we need to start
searching at the roots. I think that by doing so we took an extra
task upon ourselves, and now we're concentrating on the western
region of Hungary, and a little on Burgenland. In Austria too,
we'd like to do joint projects where we'd be able to communicate
our thoughts on architecture to the public on several levels.
...We tried getting involved in projects where small scale was
of value. There are great opportunities in small things. And if
the client feels that quality is important within the 200-500 square
meters, then that's what he gets. In this respect working on big
projects is more of a dead end. Financially speaking it might be
more worth it, and from a planning perspective, but it is much
less reflective. It's very important for self-reflection to find
a place in architecture, for every architect to think about what
it is they want to express.