Martin Liefhebber Interview Part 2: Career



Martin Liefhebber discusses his career, his interest in sustainability and what it takes to be an architect.

Qasim Virjee
Martin Liefhebber, Elise Hodson, Daniela Bryson
March 2006
CANADA Toronto Region, Ontario, Toronto Region, CANADA
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Transcript

Martin Liefhebber discusses his career, interest in sustainability and what it takes to be an architect. "Architecture is really fascinating. It’s all about everything – it’s about living, it’s about construction and it’s about making our environment. So I took a real interest in having the environment that I create to be as good as it can be from a health perspective and a pollution perspective, all kinds of things. I wanted to have buildings that run on solar energy, buildings that take rainwater, and take water that we use, like sewage, and clean it up so that we see architecture and cities not as a continued burden on our way of living but we see it as something that actually fixes the environment. We all know that the environment is in deep trouble and we need to have really good design to see if we can actually still fix it. I’ve never been interested in regular architecture because its always about building buildings that have to look good."


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