a+u 2017:05 Feature: Emerging Architects in USA

The May 2017 issue of a+u uncovers six teams of emerging architects in USA: Andrew Kovacs, Bureau Spectacular (Jimenez Lai & Joanna Grant), The LADG (Andrew Holder & Claus Benjamin Freyinger), Ellie Abrons, Mark Foster Gage, and Young & Ayata (Michael Young & Kutan Ayata).

Over the past 20 years, the field of architecture in USA experienced waves of changing trends such as digital design, globalization, and social design. Although the new generation architects witnessed these trends first hand as students or entry-level architects, their architecture appears, at a first glance, disconnected to the earlier trends. Furthermore, while their predecessors aimed to establish a unified movement and pursued novelty and authorship, each of the current-generation architects is focused on his/her unique interests and affinities. At the same time, however, they freely form a network with their contemporaries in the same or different fields as needed. Through the works and interviews featured in this issue, we being to see the common thread in their aesthetics.

The emerging architects in USA – the country with a tradition of realizing revolutionary innovations from small, ambitious experiments – are seeking opportunities to build while boldly pushing the boundary of architecture.

Feature: Emerging Architects in USA
Essay: On the Far Side of Disconnection / Toshiki Hirano
Conversation: American Architecture / Michael Meredith, Andrew Kovacs, Jimenez Lai

Office Kovacs

  • Interview: Making Architecture from Architecture / Andrew Kovacs
  • Archive of Affinities 
  • Proposal for The Lima Art Museum (MALI) 
  • Proposal for Downtown Alleys 
  • Proposal for the Revitalization of Plaza de España
  • Proposal for Social Condensers
  • Proposal for Collective Living (Bust of Medusa) 
  • Proposal for a Dog Park
  • Proposal for Järfälla Login Gate, A Horizontally Expanding Conglomerate

Bureau Spectacular

  • Interview: Toward the Spectacular / Bureau Spectacular (Jimenez Lai)
  • Cave Painting VIII
  • Tower of Twelve Stories
  • PS1 Pool Party
  • Citizen of No Place
  • Cartoonish Metropolis
  • Museum is More
  • Beachside Lonelyhearts
  • Township of Domestic Parts Made in Taiwan
  • Three Little Worlds
  • Another Primitive Hut

Interview: Producing Alternatives for Now and Beyond / Storefront for Art and Architecture (Eva Franch)


  • Interview: Things with a Life of Their Own / The LADG (Andrew Holder, Claus Benjamin Freyinger)
  • The Kid Gets out of the Picture at the GSD
  • House in Los Angeles
  • Forty-Eight Characters
  • The Oyster Gourmet
  • Restaurant in Los Angeles
  • Chicago Kiosk

Interview: Hotbed of Architectural Innovation / Materials & Applications (Jia Gu)

Ellie Abrons

  • Interview: Material Misuse / Ellie Abrons
  • Another Rock 
  • Inside Things
  • Peep Peep 
  • Mirror Mirror 
  • Detroit Reassembly Plant

Interview: Beyond the Boundary between Architecture and Art / Jai & Jai Gallery (Jaitip Srisomburananont, Jomjai Srisomburananont)

Mark Foster Gage Architects

  • Interview: Towards an Inexhaustible Architecture / Mark Foster Gage
  • Tower on West 57th Street 
  • Proposal for Guggenheim Helsinki 
  • Nicola Formichetti Store, New York 
  • Proposal for The Lima Art Museum (MALI) 
  • Proposal for National Center for Science and Innovation Residence and Automotive Collection in Ad Diriyah 
  • House on Ile Rene Levasseur

Young & Ayata

  • Interview: The Aesthetics of the Estranged Object / Young & Ayata (Michael Young, Kutan Ayata)
  • Base Flowers 
  • Proposal for Bauhaus Museum Dessau 
  • Proposal for Guggenheim Helsinki 
  • Proposla for Busan Opera House 
  • Proposal for The Lima Art Museum (MALI) 
  • Wall Reveal 
  • Cône de Cadavre Exquis

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    a+u 2017:05 Feature: Emerging Architects in USA
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    A+U Publishing
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    A+U Publishing Co.,Ltd
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a+u 2017:05 Feature: Emerging Architects in USA

Cite: "a+u 2017:05 Feature: Emerging Architects in USA" 15 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/877696/a-plus-u-2017-05-feature-emerging-architects-in-usa> ISSN 0719-8884

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