Interview with Israel Lara

Winner of Architecture and Social Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Israel Lara shares insights


Interview with Israel Lara at Wednesday 19th of October 2016:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
IL : My projects are related to: products, architectural projects, architectural restoration. I think the three potentiate the development of culture and society.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
IL : Generate improvements for society.

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
IL : Since I started noticing curious about the spaces we inhabit.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
IL : In fact, any issue is welcome, our designs are varied.

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
IL : Do not let anyone slow down your ideas.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
IL : The commitment to the three pillars: the designer, client and project.

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
IL : Commitment to user.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
IL : Improving the quality of life of the user in some aspect.

DL: What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
IL : Spaces for new generations or redemption of historical heritage.

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
IL : A design that promotes activities for people of all ages in the same space.

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
IL : Ask for opinions.

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
IL : Eduardo Torroja, Ten architects, architects Rodkin, Elon Musk, BIG.

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
IL : Playful designs, I think it's more interesting project for a type of audience is bored every 5 minutes.

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
IL : Sport Resort a sports complex for cyclists, because out of the ordinary.

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
IL : Learn from others mistakes and successes.

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
IL : Inventor.

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?
IL : Identify a problem and propose a solution to place it on paper.

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
IL : My family.

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?
IL : Perhaps my stubbornness to change things and be as meticulous.

DL: What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
IL : Teachers trying to break one's dreams.

DL: How do you think designers should present their work?
IL : Just like that as they came up for the first time, with the enthusiasm of approaching a project.

DL: What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
IL : Designs committed to rescue the mining heritage.

DL: What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
IL : Customer satisfaction.

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
IL : Do not stop renewal.

DL: How does design help create a better society?
IL : Very much, this question is so extensive.

DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
IL : I continue my academic preparation.

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
IL : A cathedral for a contest, it changes the context of a small town.

DL: What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
IL : Do not depend so much technology today is difficult to see an analyzed design to one that casts a computer.

DL: Where do you think the design field is headed next?
IL : Hermetic combination of disciplines (required).

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
IL : It depends on each project.

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?
IL : General to the particular.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?
IL : If it was easy something can be improved.

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
IL : Balance.

DL: What is the role of technology when you design?
IL : Crucial any tool.

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
IL : Autocad, Archicad.

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
IL : Fundamental I think sometimes make design identity.

DL: What do you wish people to ask about your design?
IL : Why not?

DL: When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?
IL : How I would do?

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
IL : Industrial Designer

DL: Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?
IL : Usually the client of each project

DL: Which books you read had the most effect on your design?
IL : Manual de arquitecto descalzo

DL: How did you develop your skills as a master designer?
IL : Trial and Error

DL: Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?
IL : Designers with different ideas and tastes.

DL: How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?
IL : Honoured

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
IL : Red, beach, meat, summer.

DL: Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?
IL : Forget to save progress in the last 6 hours. I bet you could create a club.

DL: What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
IL : Sometimes an activity agitad to and in other some quiet activity.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
IL : I have still much to do.

DL: What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
IL : I have the fear that miss the analyzed design and everything goes as serial products.