NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios
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.
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.
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.
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.