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February 4, 2014
The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the six winners of its biennial New Practices New York competition, which singles out promising and pioneering city-based architecture and design firms founded within the last decade. The jurors selected the winners from among 64 entries.
RW Concrete Church by NAMELESS Architecture

NAMELESS Architecture is a design practice run by Unchung Na, Sorae Yoo, and Kiseok Oh. Founded in New York, it has since expanded to Seoul, South Korea. The RW Concrete Church in Byeollae, a newly developed district in northeastern Seoul, "is set to become part of a new urban environment, materialized through its simplistic form, unified materiality, and program-based continuation of space," the firm says. Photo courtesy of NAMELESS Architecture.

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Gowanus Canal Sponge Park by Dlandstudio

Founded in 2005 by Susannah C. Drake, dlandstudio architecture + landscape is an inderdisciplinary design studio based in Brooklyn. Its design for a "Sponge Park" along the Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site, envisions a "working landscape" that will improve the environmental conditions along the park over time. Image courtesy of dlandstudio architecture + landscape.

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Medellin Velodrome by Fake Industries

Fake Industries Architectual Agonism is an architectural office "of diffuse boundaries and questionable taste," as the NYAIA puts it, run by Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau from offices in New York, Sydney, and Barcelona. This is its design for a velodrome in Medellin, Colombia. Image courtesy of Fake Industries Architectural Agonism.

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Sushi-teria by form-ula

form-ula seeks to explore the "culture of performance" and how it relates to the "performance of culture." Here is its design for a "sushi-teria" in the center atrium of the Citigroup Center building in midtown Manhattan. Image by Barkow Photo for form-ula.

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Walls of Wax pop-up shop by Bittertang for Michael Bastian

Antonio Torres and Michael Loverich refer to Bittertang, which they founded in 2007, as a "design farm." In 2013, they designed this pop-up store on the West Side of Manhattan for the fashion designer Michael Bastian by fusing together two shipping containers and embedding the structure in a mound of hay. Inside, the walls were coated with melted wax. Photo by Evan Joseph.

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Haffenden House in Syracuse, New York, by PARA-Project

Led by Jon Lott, PARA-Project is an architectural firm based in Brooklyn. Haffenden House is was designed as a writing studio and library in Syracuse, New York. Photo courtesy of PARA-Project.

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RW Concrete Church by NAMELESS Architecture

NAMELESS Architecture is a design practice run by Unchung Na, Sorae Yoo, and Kiseok Oh. Founded in New York, it has since expanded to Seoul, South Korea. The RW Concrete Church in Byeollae, a newly developed district in northeastern Seoul, "is set to become part of a new urban environment, materialized through its simplistic form, unified materiality, and program-based continuation of space," the firm says. Photo courtesy of NAMELESS Architecture.

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