2A Magazine #48, Australia – The World In Reverse

Posted on September 1st, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Press

Toby Reed of Nervegna Reed Architecture interviews Nader about John Wardle and their collaborations in this issue of 2A

“First and foremost, I would say that he does not impose order and form onto a project, he allows spaces to emerge from circumstances. Those circumstances are sometimes the issues that emerged from a site, a topography, a view, a geography. Other times, they’re internalities that come from a construction system. When you work in wood, it produces a different grain than if you work in brick or in steel. None of it is lacking in authorship per se. But the authorship is always mediated through something that becomes quite legible and authorial on its own terms. So, I would say that’s a strong characteristic of John’s work, and you can trace it through his houses as much as you can trace it through public projects. Embedded in all of those projects is a trope that is very common to ourselves also, that, construction is never smooth. It’s always composed of panelized limits, whether it’s in stone or precast, you see the seam between two things, and he takes advantage of those tectonic limits to demonstrate not only how a system works, but how it’s malleable enough to transform geometrically, spatially, environmentally, and he radicalizes how those things can happen. We not only learn those things from John, but we also shared in those sensibilities before we met him.” – Nader Tehrani on John Wardle

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