Ádám: I have a coffee, browse the Internet and then take the kids to school.
Sándor: My mobile rings for about an hour trying to wake me up.
Tibor: With coffee.
Orsolya: Sometimes in a good mood, sometimes not quite.
Ádám: Jazz, Lou Reed and Lhasa de Sela.
Sándor: Stereo Total.
Tibor: Bach, Mozart, Mahler, Bartók, Reed, Cave, Waits…
Orsolya: In classical music, I like Russian Romantic era composers and Bartók; and in pop, I like electronic music (the more experimental line), punk or sometimes hippie music.
Ádám: I have tons of favourites. My current favourites are Murder Ballads and Other Legends by Bohumil Hrabal, Diaries by Sándor Márai, Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas and Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist.
Sándor: Froth on the Daydream by Boris Vian.
Tibor: Hrabal, Böll, Vonnegut, Vian, Eco…
Orsolya: The writings of Pedro Juan Gutiérrez and Pelevin. Oh, and Vonnegut and Venedict Yerofeyev.
Ádám: London, Venice and a few other destinations I owe to myself.
Tibor: “Anywhere but here” but then “there’s no place like home”.
Orsolya: Africa or some other hot place. Wherever it’s sunny.
Ádám: Both, but lately I can’t seem to find time for cooking. In summer, I like to cook outside in a stew-pot.
Sándor: In general, I’d choose a good restaurant over cooking, but when I have the time and I’m in the mood I enjoy cooking, too.
Tibor: It depends...
Orsolya: Bouillon with liver dumplings always hits the spot.
Ádám: The Internet, sometimes newspapers.
Sándor: The Internet.
Tibor: The Internet.
Orsolya: I should read newspapers more often.
Ádám: The ones that feature us. But seriously: A10, Area and Wallpaper.
Sándor: Wallpaper, Ingatlanpiac, Filmvilág and Cafe Babel.
Orsolya: Whatever I come across. I often read architecture magazines, which is no surprise, or sometimes music magazines.
Ádám: Don’t have any, but if I have to choose one, I’d say my black football boots.
Sándor: A nice jacket.
Tibor: It’s falling apart...
Orsolya: A sporty, slightly sexy, one-piece sundress.
Ádám: Terry cloth tennis socks, a school gown, a fishing vest, a black turtleneck, house slippers, etc.
Tibor: Yes, there are.
Orsolya: A suit in peach, I think.
Ádám: We work as a team, so feedback is key. I don’t always take their advice, of course. “Everything is just an opinion” as someone said, Marcus Aurelius, I think.
Sándor: We work together, so all of us speak our mind all day.
Tibor: Yes, I do.
Orsolya: Sure, I like to ask for other people’s opinion, especially when I’m stuck, it is great to talk about my work with talented people.
Ádám: The metro station of Fővám tér, a kindergarten in Törökbálint, the reconstruction of the mushroom-shaped monument in Móricz Zsigmond körtér and a lot of plans that remained plans. My favourite is always the plan we are working on at the time. And then, when a project is completed, it kind of cools off; outwardly I leave it behind but somehow it always comes up in other works.
Tibor: Can you really have a favourite piece? It’s like having a favourite child.
Orsolya: Yes, I have 3, 4 or 5 favourite ones.
Ádám: A lot of people. I can’t really name anyone and of course there are language issues. How about Casanova, Borges, Michelangelo, Giacometti, Hemingway, Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson? I’ll stop there.
Sándor: With poet and writer György Faludi or with Leonardo da Vinci.
Tibor: With Tibor Várady, on 1 November 2012 at Arany János u. 15.
Orsolya: A cup of coffee with Frida Kahlo in her studio in Mexico would be lovely. And then Andy Warhol and Nico would enter... or a cup of coffee with the shopkeeper lady at the local grocer’s.
Ádám: Albrecht Dürer, Goya, Béla Kondor, Andy Warhol, Farkas Molnár, Elemér Zalotay, but I could go on and on.
Tibor: Detti, Anita and Orsi.
Orsolya: Among musicians, Laurie Anderson, Björk and Eistüzende Naubauten; among architects and designers, Alejandro Aravena, Toyo Ito, Fujimoto and WeiWei.
Ádám: I don’t like giving advice, but if I had to, I’d tell them that they shouldn’t believe anyone who says that something can’t be done. There’s always a way.
Sándor: They should learn languages, they should live for extended periods in as many places as possible around the world and they should travel to Asia.
Tibor: I figured out yet what kind of advice is really good advice.
Orsolya: Boldly forge ahead.
Ádám: My Dad says I can never finish anything, and he’s probably right. You can only quit your projects but never finish them. But you have to know how to quit.
Sándor: Quite a few, unfortunately.
Tibor: A lot...
Orsolya: I always have unfinished works.