Marie Laurent-Penthouse 59 Residential Penthouse

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Interview with Marie Laurent : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Marie Laurent : open space, minimalist and full of charactere .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Marie Laurent : to bring the outside inside .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Marie Laurent : a first of many .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Marie Laurent : 3 weeks .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Marie Laurent : i believe an open space and minimalist design was the only approach for such a volume and location. it just enhance every perspectives .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Marie Laurent : no .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Marie Laurent : I would say that penthouse design became my specialty. I love working with these volumes. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Marie Laurent : no .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Marie Laurent : the client and his friends .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Marie Laurent : I believe its unique location is part of the design. the layout has been designed for it. it is a very unique place .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Marie Laurent : 59th floor .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Marie Laurent : my 3 pencils and my note book as a start .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Marie Laurent : we have only 3 doors. all full height on pivoting system. they become part of the design detail. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Marie Laurent : civile engineers .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Marie Laurent : engineering for the minimalist aspect .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Marie Laurent : no .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Marie Laurent : the time line. we have to realised this project in a very short time. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Marie Laurent : I believe this project is outstanding and deserve international exposure. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Marie Laurent : every project is different. you learn more at every stage. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Marie Laurent : no .

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