Cameron Wu: Magnetic Z

Cameron Wu’s architectural practice involves the research and deployment of developable surface geometries. Magnetic Z comprises two primary surfaces which exhibit opposing formal properties—curved vs. planar, high resolution vs. low resolution, continuous vs. discrete. These surfaces also define a figural promenade of ramp and stairs, which acts as a spatial hinge in the landscape, providing new vantages

Steven Holl: Obolin

“The presence of light is the most fundamental connecting force of the universe.”Steven Holl, Parallax, 2000 Obolin celebrates the scientific and psychological effects of light and space. The sculpture was named by Holl’s four-year-old daughter Io Helene, who, when asked what Obolin means, replied: “it means anything you want it to mean.” Fabricated from robotically cut CLT,

InConstruction: Peter Eisenman

InConstruction: Peter Eisenman presents a model of the Pinerba Condominium, a housing project for Piazza Erba in Milano (2019). The Pinerba Condominium utilizes abstraction and a Milanese typology through different layered materials, constraints and internal functional requirements, and contrasts the notion that its form should come from the orthogonal lines of the surrounding streets, resulting in

InConstruction: SO – IL

InConstruction: SO – IL presents models, drawings, and recent in construction photographs of Site Verrier de Meisenthal (2015). The French village of Meisenthal is a cultural center with an 18th century glass factory complex, composed of three independent, interrelated institutions. The design and components of Site Verrier allude to Meisenthal’s historic glass production through a rolling, poured-in-place concrete

Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand

Single-Handedly collects original drawings from a group of accomplished contemporary architects who, in an industry dominated by digital technologies, continue to work by hand. Radically diverse in scale, materials, technique, subject, and spirit, these works overturn preconceived notions of what an architectural drawing is like. Some are dreamy, fiery and avant-garde, and others pragmatic, reductive and

InConstruction: Pedro y Juana

Pedro y Juana designed the seating elements originally for Hórama Rama, winner of MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program 2019. Art Omi: Architecture is exhibiting both the linear benches and cubic stools made of standard-milled lumber and painted with blue accents on the Freddie Terrace of the Benenson Center. Pedro y Juana is a studio from Mexico

HANNAH: RRRolling Stones

RRRolling Stones, conceived by HANNAH, is a moveable outdoor seating system made from 3D-printed concrete. The designers exploit the standard ergonomics of a functional chair to create durable, mobile outdoor seating. RRRolling Stones’ playful design encourages creative interaction and emboldens park visitors to configure them in original arrangements based on preference and need: linear benches

Aleksandr Mergold: Oculi

Oculi, constructed from two reconfigured 40-year-old metal grain bins, is created by Aleksandr Mergold and his design practice, Austin+Mergold (A+M) in collaboration with artist Maria Park and structural engineers Chris Earls and Scott Hughes. The grain bins, which once stored string corn on a farm in Delphos, OH, now frame unobstructed view of the sky

BASE studio / Arquitectura UDD, 0-VOID

0-VOID is an inflatable pavilion developed in the framework of an undergraduate Architectural Design Studio dictated by BASE studio at Universidad del Desarrollo’s Architecture School, in Santiago, Chile. The pavilion synthesizes and embodies the explored potential of pneumatic systems for creating geometrical, material and non-conventional spatial formulations. The pavilion was designed through an iterative process informed

Hou de Sousa: Prismatic

Prismatic is an immersive, large-scale experience of color, light, and space. Unique on all sides, eleven individual elements come together to create a nine-block layout, encouraging visitors to both explore its exterior walls and internal corridors. Its design balances the forces of expansion and limitation, with its prism-shaped forms breaking away from a central point, all