Interview with designer Nikita Zhilyakov (NZ), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Dom Pechati Public Space.

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Interview with Nikita Zhilyakov at Friday 13th of May 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
NZ : The building itselve was an inspiration: old constuctions, brick walls, dirty windows... The main principle was to save the spirit of a place not disturbing the atmosphere, but at the same time this space had to be comfortable and safe for visitors and had to have newest equipment.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
NZ : Few month

DI: 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?
NZ : Neither

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
NZ : History of the building

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
NZ : This is a name of all building. Dom pechati means printing warehouse.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
NZ : We used new technologies in a lot of things: ventilation, heating systems, spetial covering that save old brick walls, metal construcions to reinforce old ones, metal constructions above the stage and hangins of the lights etc.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
NZ : No

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
NZ : I wanted to do that and suddenly I recieved an invitation