From Urban Issues to Multi-Unit Housing: 4 Young Practices in Europe

New Generations is a European platform that analyses the most innovative emerging practices at the European level, providing a new space for the exchange of knowledge and confrontation, theory, and production. Since 2013, New Generations has involved more than 300 practices in a diverse program of cultural activities, such as festivals, exhibitions, open calls, video-interviews, workshops, and experimental formats.

New Generations launches a fresh new media platform, offering a unique space where emerging architects can meet, exchange ideas, get inspired, and collaborate. Recent projects, job opportunities, insights, news, and profiles will be published every day. The section ‘profiles’ provides a space to those who would like to join the network of emerging practices, and present themselves to the wide community of studios involved in the cultural agenda developed by New Generations.

Archdaily and New Generations join forces! Every two weeks Archdaily publishes a selection of studio profiles chosen from the platform of New Generations.

KOGAA Studio | Prague, Czech Republic
Rethinking methodologies

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Next Gen Park / KOGAA Studio. Image © BoysPlayNice

KOGAA Studio, directed by Alexandra Georgescu, Tomas Kozelsky and Viktor Odstrcilik, creates substance for the built environment, committing to projects with a positive impact on users, communities, and the environment. From their self-started slow development lab in Prague, they tackle the multiple urban issues through cross-education, employing a hands-on approach and constantly reusing.

Office S&M | London, United Kingdom
Against the lack of though

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Salmen House / Office S&M. Image © French Tye

Established by Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen, Office S&M works on a variety of new-build multi-unit housing, high street regeneration, and public realm projects. From their office in London, the practice creates an architecture that celebrates colour, materiality, and the various narratives of the everyday use of these spaces.

OfficeShophouse | Various locations
A connected network

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Learning from Marseille / OfficeShophouse. Image Courtesy of OfficeShophouse

OfficeShophouse is a design practice directed by Natalia Vera Vigaray, Patxi Martin and Josep Garriga Tarres. After several shared educational experiences in different cultural contexts, this collaborative platform emerged from a common interest in addressing architecture and its education as a crucial role in the transformation of society all while working from a distributed digital space. 

BAST | Toulouse, France
Hands in the mud

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BAST (Bureau Architectures Sans Titre) was founded in Toulouse in 2013. Since then, an anonymous approach and a proactive research posture have been adopted to experiment with the diverse potentialities of each project. At each step of the design, solutions are found and contiguously questioned in an iterative way. As a result, projects don't follow a formal method but instead develop in an evolutionary process that defines the identity of the office. 

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Cite: New Generations. "From Urban Issues to Multi-Unit Housing: 4 Young Practices in Europe" 30 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

Circo Aéreo / KOGAA Studio. Image © Josema Cutillas

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