Sinopse

Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, all established within the past 10 years. The podcast series includes 15 firms who participated in the Constructing Practice symposium at Columbia GSAPP on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by Juan Herreros, Professor at Columbia GSAPP and principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid.

Episódios

  • Ingrid Moye and Christoph Zeller

    Ingrid Moye and Christoph Zeller

    02/04/2018 Duração: 12min

    Christoph Zeller and Ingrid Moye, of Zeller & Moye, discuss how they started their practice and how collaborations with artists and architects help enable them to work globally. Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, featuring the participants of a Columbia GSAPP symposium that took place on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others, to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. Zeller & Moye was founded in 2013 and operates between Mexico City and Berlin. The studio designs a wide range of projects at all scales, from furniture design to large cultural buildings in different parts of the world. Christoph Zeller and Ingrid Moye have been practicing architecture for over ten years, including work for international practices SANAA and Herzog & de Meuron, where they lead projects such as the Tate Modern Switch House and the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012.

  • Magui Peredo and Salvador Macías

    Magui Peredo and Salvador Macías

    26/03/2018 Duração: 08min

    Magui Peredo, of Estudio Macías Peredo, talks about the influence of both Mexican architectural traditions and modern Latin American approaches, as well as the challenges of staying involved in all aspects of the design and construction process. Estudio Macías Peredo, based in Guadalajara, Mexico, was founded in 2012 by Salvador Macías and Magui Peredo. The practice is interested in creating a dialogue with its surroundings through the exploration of the constructive processes and the formal and spatial systems that define a specific location. Both architects graduated from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) in Guadalajara and completed their master’s degree at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain. They teach at the Architecture School at ITESO. "The idea of an architect is closely linked to construction [in Mexico]. We founded Estudio Macías Peredo to have an office that seeks to be part of the building process, but no longer takes care of the

  • Tran Thi Ngu Ngon

    Tran Thi Ngu Ngon

    19/03/2018 Duração: 03min

    Tran Thi Ngu Ngon, of Tropical Space, talks about the practice's work building homes for lower and middle income Vietnamese. Tropical Space was founded by architects Nguyen Hai Long and Tran Thi Ngu Ngon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The firm is committed to the use of environmentally friendly building practices and sustainable material selection, and their work spans housing, interior architecture, landscape design, and master planning. "We try to focus on basic form, purity of material, and the simplicity of space. We try to use light mostly as our main material to create space, and we try to teach people to be more sustainable in the future." - Tran Thi Ngu Ngon Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe. Each week, we hear long distance from an emerging architect who tells us about what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. Constructing Practice was initiated as a conference at GSAPP on November 17, 2017. Watch the

  • Jan De Vylder

    Jan De Vylder

    12/03/2018 Duração: 08min

    Jan De Vylder, of architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, talks about the importance of pure or rough use of materials in their work, and Flemish architecture influences of the firm. Founded by Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, and Jo Taillieu, the practice is based in Gent, Belgium. The architects question the distinction between décor and construction, and believe that understanding how to build something that architecture can play out its critical potential. "Our practice was founded because we enjoy making things. For us, architecture is not only a matter of designing things, but also a matter of understanding how things can be made" —Jan De Vylder Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, featuring the participants of a Columbia GSAPP symposium that took place on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others, to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. Watch the full conf

  • Yasmin Vobis and Aaron Forrest

    Yasmin Vobis and Aaron Forrest

    05/03/2018 Duração: 07min

    Aaron Forrest and Yasmin Vobis, co-founders of Ultramoderne, talk about how their practice began, their systems-based approach, and interest in material experimentation. Ultramoderne was founded in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2015. The office is committed to creating architecture and public spaces that are at once modern, playful, and generous. The principals are driven by an experimental approach that leads to conceptually rigorous and well-executed designs. The office has experience working at a wide variety of scales, from single-family residences to urban-scale planning, and its work has been recognized internationally, including the 2015 pavilion commission from the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Architectural League of New York, and AIAri. "For us the work is always a dialogue between abstraction and reality. I think that the projects look simple on the surface: squares, circles, triangles, and so forth. But I think that for us the abstraction is a way of reorganizing a piece of reality.” —Yasmin

  • James Shen

    James Shen

    26/02/2018 Duração: 07min

    James Shen, of People’s Architecture Office, talks about the studio's interests in design and social impact. People’s Architecture Office (PAO) is a multidisciplinary studio founded in 2010, in Beijing, China, focused on social impact through design. It is the first architecture practice in Asia certified as a B-Corporation and serves as a model for social entrepreneurship. PAO’s office is located in a traditional courtyard house in Beijing’s historic core, a setting characterized by urban informality, and one that inspires the studio’s work. The studio’s award-winning works have been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the London Design Museum. "We feel that architecture practices today are less and less able to have a real relevance in our built environment, as well as in our natural environment. So for us, social entrepreneurship is something that we see has a potential for us to engage in a more full way." – James Shen Constructing Practice traces the nar

  • Susanne Eliasson

    Susanne Eliasson

    19/02/2018 Duração: 12min

    Susanne Eliasson, of GRAU (Good Reasons to Afford Urbanism) talks about how urbanism is present in the studio's architecture projects and its focus on housing. Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, featuring the participants of a Columbia GSAPP symposium that took place on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others, to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. GRAU is a creative studio based in Paris and led by partners Susanne Eliasson and Anthony Jammes. Since the founding of the studio in 2010, its architects have been working on the transformation of the Bordeaux Metropolis, exploring how different housing developments can produce urbanity. The studio has developed a strong expertise on issues related to housing through numerous urban renewal projects, strategic studies on densification, masterplanning of new districts and ongoing research on horizontal urbanism

  • Thomas Chapman

    Thomas Chapman

    12/02/2018 Duração: 11min

    Thomas Chapman, of Local Studio, talks about his approach to materials invention and how he finds inspiration in Johannesburg and its peripheries. Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, featuring the participants of a Columbia GSAPP symposium that took place on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others, to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. Local Studio is a practice based in Johannesburg, South Africa, established by Thomas Chapman in 2012. The firm works in affordable housing, social infrastructure, and public space sectors, and is responsible for several projects that have played a part in the regeneration of downtown Johannesburg. Recent awards include the Saint Gobain Architecture for Social Gain award for the Outreach Foundation Community Centre in Hillbrow and the ILASA award for the Westbury Bridge and Park Project. Current projects include the design

  • Mitch McEwen (06 M.Arch)

    Mitch McEwen ('06 M.Arch)

    05/02/2018 Duração: 06min

    Mitch McEwen, of McEwen Studio, talks about interdisciplinary collaboration in architecture and her current projects in Detroit. Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, featuring the participants of a Columbia GSAPP symposium that took place on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others, to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. As both principal of McEwen Studio and co-founder of the studio collective, A(n) Office with Marcelo López-Dinardi, Mitch McEwen is currently based between New York and Detroit. McEwen Studio has produced work on the human environment through installations, renovations, speculative design proposals, and building design projects in Detroit, New York City, and abroad. A(n) Office was one of twelve US architectural practices selected to represent the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. McEwen is a 2006 graduate of the Master

  • He Jianxiang and Jiang Ying

    He Jianxiang and Jiang Ying

    29/01/2018 Duração: 15min

    He Jianxiang and Jiang Ying, of O-office Architects, talk about their influences, projects, and the challenge of being an independent practice in China, where the architecture market is driven by public projects. Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, featuring the participants of a Columbia GSAPP symposium that took place on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others, to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. O-office Architects is a Guangzhou-based practice established by He Jianxiang and Jiang Ying in 2007. Motivated to explore new architectural possibilities in Guangzhou, or Canton, the oldest international trading port of China, He and Jiang have been attempting to test their methodology in spatial intervention across different scales. Parallel to professional practice, they have persisted in using architectural design as a critical instrument for research on

  • Max Núñez (10 MSAAD)

    Max Núñez ('10 MSAAD)

    15/01/2018 Duração: 07min

    Max Núñez ('10 MSAAD), of Max Núñez Arquitectos, talks about how working with different geographical conditions impacts the result of his work and how his practice is shaped by the diversity of his projects. Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, featuring the participants of a Columbia GSAPP symposium that took place on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others, to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. Based in Santiago, Max Núñez Arquitectos has developed a wide range of private and public projects throughout Chile, including the Atacama Regional Museum in Copiapó, the MAD Building in The Grange School, single-family housing projects, and public infrastructure projects for two National Parks in the Chilean Patagonia. In 2017 Max Núñez Arquitectos was awarded the Design Vanguard recognition by Architectural Record Magazine. "Working in different geographic loc

  • Julian Schubert

    Julian Schubert

    08/01/2018 Duração: 09min

    Julian Schubert of Something Fantastic talks about how their practice started, and how teaching and traveling influence their work. Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, featuring the participants of a Columbia GSAPP symposium that took place on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others, to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. Something Fantastic was founded in 2010 in Berlin, Germany, by three architects: Leonard Streich, Julian Schubert, and Elena Schütz. The firm’s agenda is based on the idea that architecture is affected by everything and vice versa – meaning that architecture affects everything, and therefore working as architects implies a broad interest and involvement in the world. The studio operates in the extended field of the discipline, aiming to make a difference through smart, touching, simple, prototypical projects. “We think it would be great

  • Eloisa Ramos and Moreno Castellano

    Eloisa Ramos and Moreno Castellano

    01/01/2018 Duração: 14min

    Moreno Castellano and Eloisa Ramos, Co-Founders of Ramos Castellano Architects, talk about how being based in Cape Verde influences their work process and projects. Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, featuring the participants of a Columbia GSAPP symposium that took place on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. Ramos Castellano Architects was founded in 2010, in São Vicente, Cape Verde. Castellano's artwork, as his architecture, is entirely focused on exploring potentialities of several materials, using mixed media to shape at the same time matters and landscapes. In his subjects he explores social changes with sharpness and Irony. Ramos' approach to architecture is direct, clear and simple. The shape of her buildings came from a clear and sensitive vision of the context, the material , the available technology i

  • Laurel Consuelo Broughton

    Laurel Consuelo Broughton

    25/12/2017 Duração: 11min

    Laurel Consuelo Broughton, creative director of WELCOME PROJECTS, talks about her career trajectory, influences and her interest in telling stories through design and architecture. Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, featuring the participants of a Columbia GSAPP symposium that took place on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. Established in Los Angeles, California, since 2012, WELCOME PROJECTS is a studio of discursive sensibilities focused on the production of real things in the world along with all the incumbent, critical fictions needed for their survival. The practice's work has most recently been exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Materials and Applications, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and galleries in Los Angeles and New York and most recently publish

  • Fumi Kashimura

    Fumi Kashimura

    18/12/2017 Duração: 06min

    Fumi Kashimura of TERRAIN architects talks about the importance of understanding local contexts and individual needs, while still maintaining a critical distance to their work. Constructing Practice traces the narratives of young firms from around the globe, featuring the participants of a Columbia GSAPP symposium that took place on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. Founded in 2011 by Ikko Kobayashi and Fumi Kashimura, TERRAIN architects is a Tokyo-based architecture studio that has designed buildings in Indonesia, Japan, and Africa. Their very first project was Endang Library in Chirebon, Java, Indonesia; a small library located in a remote village awarded JCD Design award in 2012. The practice is dedicated to providing indigenous design solutions utilizing local skills and materials in order to fit into local climate, culture, and communities. "I think

  • Anna Puigjaner and Guillermo López

    Anna Puigjaner and Guillermo López

    11/12/2017 Duração: 07min

    In the first episode of Constructing Practice, Anna Puigjaner and Guillermo Lopez of Barcelona-based architectural office MAIO talk about their recent projects and interests. Tracing the narratives of young firms from around the globe, the podcast series includes the participants of the Constructing Practice symposium at Columbia GSAPP on November 17, 2017, and expands the conversation to include many others to tell us how they do what they do. Hosted by GSAPP Professor Juan Herreros, principal of Estudio Herreros in Madrid. Formed in the aftermath of the economic crisis in Spain, MAIO collaborates with artists and practitioners from outside of the field, while rethinking connections between theory and practice, in particular, through models of collective housing. "We are interested in this idea of understanding the house as a system, as a format, that can change through time, that can enlarge and decrease depending of the needs of their inhabitants." – Anna Puigjaner Watch the full conference online: https:/

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