Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Karla Aliaga Mac Dermitt ("KAMD") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
KAMD : I was an athlete all my life, I did not attend a regular education, I did free exams during my training as an athlete. I went to University and I studied Architecture and then my company started
KAMD : I was an athlete all my life, that allowed me to know different places in the world, I always called attention to different cultures and the way people live spaces and take different forms to build.
KAMD : I decided to become an architect by vocation, the design is in everything I do during the day.
KAMD : I love designing outdoor areas more focused on landscaping, pool design, circulation, bbq areas, I also like the interior design.
KAMD : I think the key is always to work hard and believe in yourself
KAMD : A great designer has to understand criticism and learn from it, get up a thousand times and always believe in himself
KAMD : A good design is evaluated by the originality, the fabrication and the good use of the materiality
KAMD : A good design will remain in the memory of the people and that is very important.
KAMD : I would like to be able to design for large companies and design outdoor projects.
KAMD : I would love to be able to work on a project together with large offices in other countries, I would like to design a large park.
KAMD : My recipe is always to listen to the client and his need
KAMD : I like many, but my favorites are, Frank Lloyd Wright as architect and Jaime Durie as Landscape Designer
KAMD : Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater, Ohiopile, Pennsylvania. I love how this house blends with the landscape.
KAMD : My best Design, is the one that is participating now, maybe not the most important professionally but personally.
KAMD : The best thing to do is always be attentive to the client's needs, look for new constructive ways and always investigate what is happening in the world.
KAMD : I always wanted to be a doctor
KAMD : For me design has become my daily life and is in everything I do.
KAMD : In the first instance by personal merit and the second the family support
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