We are delighted to bring you our brand new series ONE, where you can glimpse the passions, interests and unexpected choices of the individuals behind the UK’s design and manufacturing sectors.
We invited Bianca Yousef to be the first designer to take part. Bianca is an Associate at Manchester-based architects, interior designers and placemakers 74, specialists in student living, workplace and hospitality projects. Bianca has worked on a number of the company’s key schemes, including the award-winning Hox Haus for Moorfield Group and student facility and Mixology ’17 winner, Elgin Place in Glasgow.
We asked Bianca to select 10 items, from a list of 30, tell us ONE chosen response for each and let us know a little more detail about 3 of those items. We hope you enjoy this insight into Bianca’s life.
ONE Love: Snooker
Whilst growing up in Sheffield, I always loved watching snooker. I got to watch the World Championship many times in the Crucible; an incredible venue that heightens the excitement and intimate atmosphere of every match.
ONE Space: The Berliner Philharmonie Concert Hall by Hans Scharoun
I clearly remember standing in this large concert hall and being fascinated by the way each individual element had been designed to create a perfect environment for listening to music. It gave me the early realisation that, as designers, we have the opportunity to affect and hopefully improve people’s experiences.
ONE Book: The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
Whilst at university, an influential tutor recommended this unique novel, which tells, in at times fairly excruciating detail, the story of one man’s lunch break, from contemplating plastic drinking straws to the tactile experience of riding an escalator. It’s a way of thinking that’s stuck with me!
We certainly feel that we know Bianca a little better now. Tell us what your ONE sport, poet or hero is, we would love to know!