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Arch. Franz Bittenbinder


Top three dinner guests?

Ella Fitzgerald (great voice), Carlo Rovelli (brilliant mind) and Sir John Soane (mad attitude).


What are you doing tomorrow?

Running against time and enjoying life to the fullest.


Which place would you choose for living?

Tricky. From my early youth I never stayed in one place only. I always lived inbetween. Hungary, Germany and later Italy. I consider all of them closest to my heart. For now I could not imagine to be anywhere else but inbetween.


If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

I would probably undo Brexit.


What’s the closest thing to real magic?

If your contribution, no matter if professionally or personally, can change the world for the better. The system is stubborn.


What was the last book you read without skipping through anything?

 “The Unfolding of Language : An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention” by Guy Deutscher


Pen or pencil?

Pencil, lots of pencils and pen, lots of pens.


Who inspires you?

I find inspiration in so many parts of my life. In terms of architecture, it is mostly the vibrant Milanese scene of young, emerging studios.


If you could be re-incarnated, who would you come back as?

Ramses II.

Rusne Valiusaityte


Favourite place you ever lived?.

Tokyo. Without a doubt.


What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week? Sealand! The “smallest” nation in the world in the size of a football field placed on two concrete pillars. (check it out on ''99 Invisible' podcast. Always inspiring!)


Any hidden talents?

Maybe mosquito whisperer? Haven’t been bitten by a single mosquito since years.


What was the last book you read without skipping through anything?

“Lolita” by V. Nabokov


What is something you’ve always dreamed to try but have been too scared to? Definitely to cross Italy on a Vespa. Though I think my friends are more scared for me than myself.


Last thing you bought?

Ballet slippers


What’s your go-to party dress up character?

My blue power ranger costume! It’s irreplaceable


Where is your favorite place to go on a weekday afternoon when you have no plans or obligations? A stunning garden of Villa Necchi Campiglio by P.Portaluppi. It is located in a centre yet quite area of Milan and is always a great idea on a weekday afternoon.


What’s the closest thing to real magic?

Maple roasted bacon!

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