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Presentation from the 2011 Architectural League Prize series, the annual portfolio competition, exhibition and lecture series for architects and designers ten years or less out of school. Filmed on June 15, 2011.
Presentation from the 2011 Architectural League Prize series, the annual portfolio competition, exhibition and lecture series for architects and designers ten years or less out of school. Filmed on June 15, 2011.
In this exceprt from their October 2011 lecture, Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, principals of Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture, present 0-14. Founded in 1986, Reiser + Umemoto’s New York City-based practice has an international collection of projects, yet considers each as the continuation of an ...
In this excerpt, Michael Van Valkenburgh presents Brooklyn Bridge Park. Based in Brooklyn and Cambridge, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) is a landscape architecture firm, which works on projects in scale from the city to the campus to the garden. MVVA’s commissions have sought to achieve ...
In this excerpt, Michael Van Valkenburgh presents two projects, one for Cornell University and another for Princeton University. Based in Brooklyn and Cambridge, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) is a landscape architecture firm, which works on projects in scale from the city to the campus to ...
Francine Houben, creative director and founding architect of the Dutch firm Mecanoo, presents an office complex and an apartment complex, both in the Netherlands. With offices in Delft and Birmingham, UK, Mecanoo’s ambition is to design buildings with “a strong respect for context: physically, historically, ...
Bernard Khoury presents the work of his firm DW5, founded as an independent practice in 1993. In this excerpt from his lecture he presents several projects from Lebanon, including B018 and Al Ghanim Residence. As an architect, Khoury is preoccupied with presentness; he writes about the work of his ...
Since founding his firm in 1995, Maltzan has created a practice committed to “creating architecture that is a catalyst for new experiences and an agent for change in our cities.” In this excerpt from his lecture, Michael Maltzan, principal of Los Angeles-based Michael Maltzan Architecture, presents ...
The 2011 Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment, an annual invited lecture by an international figure whose work has significant implications for understanding and reconceiving the relationship between architecture and the environment, was delivered by Jeanne Gang on October 12, 2011 at ...
The New York-based office of David Ruy and Karel Klein, Ruy Klein, examines contemporary design problems “at the intersection of architecture, nature, and technology.” The office describes its investigations within this context: “The devastating technological changes of the last century have marked ...
Ball‐Nogues Studio is an integrated design and fabrication practice founded by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues. The design of each project’s production is essential for the Los Angeles-based studio: “We devise proprietary systems of construction, create new fabrication devices, develop custom digital ...
WXY architecture + urban design was founded in 1998 as Weisz + Yoes by Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes. In 2009, the New York-based studio renamed itself WXY to reflect the ethos of the firm and the addition of a third partner, Layng Pew. The firm is known for the realization of innovative architecture by ...
Interboro Partners is a Brooklyn-based office of architects, urban designers, and planners “who work together to improve the urban environment.” Founded in 2002 and led by Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore, Interboro has engaged in projects “that represent an ever-expanding ...
Jeffrey Taylor and B. Alex Miller founded Taylor & Miller Architecture and Design in 2002. The Brooklyn- and Pittsfield, MA-based studio focuses “on mining materials and ideas from contexts that are most ‘accessible’, both physically and conceptually.” The studio engages deeply in the fabrication ...
Principals Roberto de Leon and M. Ross Primmer established de leon & primmer architecture workshop in 2003 as a design studio focusing on “cultural and civic environments.” Based in Louisville, Kentucky, the studio uses “the contextual specificity of [the] region as an open-ended opportunity for ...
Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich are principals of the office, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, founded in Los Angeles in 1999. The research- and collaborative-based approach of the practice seeks to move between digital and material expressions. P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S describes its form-making, as “Driven by digital techniques ...
Lateral Office, founded in Toronto in 2003 by Mason White and Lola Sheppard, is an experimental design practice that operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. The studio describes its practice as a commitment to “design as a research vehicle to pose and respond to complex, ...
Charles Renfro, a principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will use the context of the firm’s work as a means to ruminate on the relationship between nature and its “perversion.” In this excerpt from the lecture, Renfro discusses the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the pneumatic bulges ...
Ben van Berkel, founding partner with Caroline Bos, of the Dutch architectural design studio UNStudio, presents the office’s current projects within the context of the firm’s belief in constant experimentation through building. Projects discussed in this excerpt include the Mercedes-Benz Museum, ...
In this video of the full lecture, Christo presents two works in progress: “Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, Colorado,” which will suspend 5.9 miles of fabric panels over a forty mile stretch of the Arkansas River in Colorado; and “The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates,” ...
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