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a+u 2017:05 Emerging Architects in USA

a+u 2017:05

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English + Japanese / 184 Pages / 219 x 292 mm / 700 g

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This issue features the work of six emerging architects in the United States. Over the last twenty years, architecture in the US has surfed waves of changing trends, catalyzed by phenomena such as digital design and the internet, globalization, and complex sociocultural shifts.

Internalizing these forces, these architects—rather than pursuing singularity, novelty, and authorship— pursue interests that scatter in a myriad of different directions, while celebrating a work ethos of cross-disciplinary collaboration. As local galleries have come to play integral roles in creating spaces for these practices’ architectural production, also featured in this issue are three galleries based in New York and Los Angeles.

a+u Emerging Architects in USA includes:

On the Far Side of Disconnection
Toshiki Hirano

American Architecture
Michael Meredith, Andrew Kovacs, Jimenez Lai


Office Kovacs
Interview: Making Architecture from Architecture / Andrew Kovacs
Archive of Affinities
Proposal for The Lima Art Museum (MALI)
Proposal for Downtown Alleys
Proposal for the Revitalization of Plaza de España
Proposal for Social Condensers
Proposal for Collective Living (Bust of Medusa)
Proposal for a Dog Park
Proposal for Järfälla Login Gate, A Horizontally Expanding Conglomerate

Bureau Spectacular
Interview: Toward the Spectacular / Bureau Spectacular (Jimenez Lai)
Cave Painting VIII
Tower of Twelve Stories
PS1 Pool Party
Citizen of No Place
Cartoonish Metropolis
Museum is More
Beachside Lonelyhearts
Township of Domestic Parts Made in Taiwan
Three Little Worlds
Another Primitive Hut

Interview: Producing Alternatives for Now and Beyond / Storefront for Art and Architecture (Eva Franch)

Interview: Things with a Life of Their Own / The LADG (Andrew Holder, Claus Benjamin Freyinger)
The Kid Gets out of the Picture at the GSD
House in Los Angeles
Forty-Eight Characters
The Oyster Gourmet
Restaurant in Los Angeles
Chicago Kiosk

Interview: Hotbed of Architectural Innovation / Materials & Applications (Jia Gu)

Ellie Abrons
Interview: Material Misuse / Ellie Abrons
Another Rock
Inside Things
Peep Peep
Mirror Mirror
Detroit Reassembly Plant

Interview: Beyond the Boundary between Architecture and Art / Jai & Jai Gallery (Jaitip Srisomburananont, Jomjai Srisomburananont)

Mark Foster Gage Architects
Interview: Towards an Inexhaustible Architecture / Mark Foster Gage
Tower on West 57th Street
Proposal for Guggenheim Helsinki
Nicola Formichetti Store, New York
Proposal for The Lima Art Museum (MALI)
Proposal for National Center for Science and Innovation Residence and Automotive Collection in Ad Diriyah
House on Ile Rene Levasseur

Young & Ayata
Interview: The Aesthetics of the Estranged Object / Young & Ayata (Michael Young, Kutan Ayata)
Base Flowers
Proposal for Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Proposal for Guggenheim Helsinki
Proposla for Busan Opera House
Proposal for The Lima Art Museum (MALI)
Wall Reveal
Cône de Cadavre Exquis