You were born and raised in Madeira. How did this influence your architecture?
This condition of mine, of setting roots onto an insular place in the Atlantic, invokes an experience of proximity with nature, marked in two times. A first one, unattached, in a superficial glance, but not necessarily insensitive and appealing. It builds a way of seeing… as a simple fact for a physical place… Another time, on my return from graduation, by revisiting the island with a new viewpoint, which positioned a new form of acting, building a conscience of compulsion towards the analysis and reading of a totality, the one of territory, and towards building with architecture. All of these experiences rapidly made me understand (although in a slow reading process) the richness and form in which man has continuously transformed this place.