5 QUESTIONS ASKED BY ETEM - WE PRESENT YOU PAVEL YANEV, ALL IN STUDIO
Mr. Yanev, how would you describe your style and personal signature, which characterizes your work on a project?
The style of my studio is extremely recognizable and I dare say that it is the result of years of overlay of experience. We certainly follow the world trends in materials and colors, but every single time we go through our internal principles - added value for the customer, durable design, and of course - budget. Our style stands out with respect to the small fine details that determine the integrity of the solutions.
What inspires you in your work, do you have a muse or a source from which you get inspiration?
Inspiration lurks everywhere. The truth is that I connect the right points at the right time for the right project. No project is the same as the previous one and the most important thing is to learn the lessons.
Our profession is primarily visual and everything related to fashion, graphic design, galleries, installations, culture can act as a reagent in the creation of an architectural or interior concept!
Enter the role of prophet and predict how you see the city of the future in 50 years? What will the architecture look like then?
Certainly, buildings and design will be more energy independent, self-sustaining, and built with new materials. I sincerely hope the technology can begin to enter faster in our industry as it is one of the "slow" in relation to the sector. I really hope that someone will invent teleportation so that we don't have to travel for hours to reach the workplace blocked in traffic jams. J
Who is the architect whose projects inspire you the most?
Every year I set a goal to study the creativity and principles of one of the big names. This year, David Chipperfield is my favorite and I dare say that he best fits my vision of architecture and design - clean shapes, minimalism in relation to the building's history and environment detail, and uncompromising play with material and light.
What is your favorite book and what are you currently reading?
I'm doing my best to read 3-4 different books on different topics at the same time. In this way, my brain works at several speeds and on different topics. The topics are logically business, architecture, and philosophy/psychology. On my nightstand at the moment are the Black Swan, which I am reading for the second time, WanderWall - Case studies and the biography of Jeff Bezos.