Name? – Ivan Kuptsov
Where were you born? – Moscow, Russia
Where did you go to school? Why? – Moscow (Moscow Institute of Architecture) and Vancouver (School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture UBC). Moscow Institute of Architecture because it is the best architecture school available in the country. School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture UBC because I wanted to come to Vancouver, specifically because it is a young and a fast developing vibrant city, unlike many European cities.
What’s your most prized article of black clothing? – glossy black crocodile leather shoes
If you could only play three albums in the studio, what would they be? – Front 242 – Pulse, Einsturzende Neubauten – Perpetuum Mobile, Antimatter – Leaving Eden
Who do you have an architectural/interior design crush on? – Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa
What is the best building of all time? – Melnikov House by Konstantin Melnikov
What are some of your favourite micro-breweries/food-trucks in Vancouver? – Fliptop, Brassneck, Howe Sound.
What do you never leave home without? – Music
What are you doing for fun when you’re not at Proscenium? – photography, sound synthesis and a bit of schmoozing