Rock Creek in ‘Aalto to Eames’ Plywood Round-up

Posted on June 18th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Rock Creek House, Press

“The complex timber interior spans double-height spaces creating functional moments of genius throughout.”

Read on at Architizer HERE.

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Villa Varoise on gooood

Posted on June 17th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

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Villa Varoise on Archello

Posted on June 7th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

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Villa Varoise on ArchDaily

Posted on June 2nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Villa Varoise is featured today on ArchDaily!

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Tanderrum Bridge named in Urban Land Institute’s round-up of most creative pedestrian bridges

Posted on June 1st, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, Press

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LUMINOUS MONOLITHIC: VILLA VAROISE IN THE PLAN

Posted on May 27th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

FRANCESCO PAGLIARI writes: ‘The overall result is a multiple-feature architecture: multiple interrelated façades; abstract stereometric monumentality alongside homey light-filled interiors reaching out to connect with their surroundings: a sharp-angled monolith that is also an open, family-friendly holiday home. The striking materiality of these closed compact shapes is further accentuated by the use of unrendered concrete, the horizontal lines of the formwork still showing the veins and rough cut of the formwork, lending the manmade object an organic quality. The architecture is one with its terrain- its varied composition and natural color all dialogue with the landscape.’

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MIT Site 4 in The Architect’s Newspaper

Posted on May 24th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Press

AN’s Matthew Marani present’s Site 4’s complex façade systems in this month’s special issue of AN.

“At Site 4, the aluminum panels are enormous—each is 10 feet tall, anywhere between 15 and 29 feet wide, and weighs 4,200 pounds—yet they are arranged like courses of masonry. Pushing the comparison further, they dagger at the tower corners like coppery quoins.”

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Práctica Arquitectonica IV: A Disaggregated Manifesto

Posted on April 16th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Press

The idea of an architectural manifesto seems somewhat monocular in its focus in a time when the complexities of the architectural discipline are anything but singular. At the same time, the idea of a call to arms is also mired in a mentality of urgency that characterizes the many texts that por-actively build crises first, if only to qualify their response. This is not to say that the clarity of vision that both necessitate is not required, and furthermore that there are not real urgencies to which the architectural discipline cannot speak. Thus, rather than rely on the crutch of pandemonium, zeitgeist, or vision, this text is dedicated to a disaggregated series of conversations with the longue durée of architectural debates, both historic and contemporary in nature, but thematically motivated, if only to help better position the disciplinary investments we might advocate to advance architectural agency today.

Read on HERE. Práctica Arquitectonica IV is available for purchase HERE.

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Stella Betts reviews ‘My House Is Better Than Your House’

Posted on April 7th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Architectural Record’s April Issue features a book review of NADAAA’s forthcoming book on Villa Varoise!

‘With its conversational tone, the exchange captured in the book manages to complement the images and drawings more successfully than is usual in a conventional monograph. The dialogue goes beyond a comparison of the houses and leads to discussions of the typology of the house itself. By doing so, it transcends the conceit of dueling dwellings, opening up a larger discourse on the practice of architecture. But it’s a fun read—both light and serious.
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The art of this book is that it can be enjoyed on several levels. It is a deep dive into the design process and the meticulous execution of one single house and its surrounding landscape, taken from initial concept and site strategies through drawings, diagrams, models, and construction details. [] But the book is also a manifesto—a reminder to all of us that as architects it is “our responsibility to change the status quo . . . to motivate the discipline, and produce not novelty, but innovation.” If you manage that, then the results of the design process just may be “better.”’

-Stella Betts, founding principal at LEVENBETTS

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The Architect’s Newspaper on NADAAA at Venice

Posted on March 24th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Installations + Exhibitions, Press

AN’s Samuel Medina writes on NADAAA’s dual exhibits for La Biennale di Venezia 2021–that both happen to revolve around the potentials of CLT.

‘[The NADAAA] installations pursue opposing trajectories for CLT and, for that reason, should be taken together as a complementary pair. As Tehrani explained, whereas the portico is “a one-off that radicalizes, let’s say, the ‘figure’ of architecture,” its counterpart “suppresses it to instead explore how something as standard as a CLT panel can become the basis for mass customization.”’

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