Juan Carlo Calma is a wildly creative soul. This every-curious architect, interior designer, and visual artist is always working on progressive concepts and does not shy away from pushing boundaries or testing the limits of design. In academia he studied sculpture, painting, light design and architecture. He has diversified his portfolio to include the design consultancy to the creation of buildings, homes, furniture, installations, paintings to even opening restaurants! Keep an eye out to be sure you catch what he has coming up, soon!
Initially I wanted to focus on just interior design but my dad pushed me to be an architect instead so I could do both. It was the best decision I made. Architecture is not really just about edifices and built projects. There is that rigorous training that lets you see the view in a different light. You see the potentials of a city, an empty lot, a random space, a specific room
In your opinion what is the most important factor when designing?
I think the most important factor in designing is to know the needs of the client, then also the context of the site and its conditions.
What do you think are important questions that clients should ask their architects and why?
We need to know the client's lifestyle and what they want the feeling of the space to be. Based on that designers can create an authentic concept.