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Morphosis

Founded in 1972, Morphosis is an interdisciplinary practice involved in rigorous design and research that yields innovative, iconic buildings and urban environments. With founder Thom Mayne serving as design director, the firm today consists of a group of more than 50 professionals, who remain committed to the practice of architecture as a collaborative enterprise. With projects worldwide, the firm’s work ranges in scale from residential, institutional, and civic buildings to large urban planning projects. Named after the Greek term, morphosis, meaning to form or be in formation, Morphosis is a dynamic and evolving practice that responds to the shifting and advancing social, cultural, political and technological conditions of modern life. Over the past 30 years, Morphosis has received 25 Progressive Architecture awards, over 100 American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards, and numerous other honors.

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Kolon One & Only Tower / Morphosis Architects

© Jasmine Park © Jasmine Park © Jasmine Park © Jasmine Park + 31

  • Architects: Morphosis
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  821000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Bloomberg Center / Morphosis Architects

© Matthew Carbone © Matthew Carbone © Matthew Carbone © Maris Hutchinson + 40

  • Architects: Morphosis
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  160000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Morphosis Employs Fiber-Reinforced Facade for Kolon Headquarters in Seoul

Morphosis Architects has revealed their designs for a new headquarters for manufacturing corporation The Kolon Group to be located in in emerging Magok district of Seoul, South Korea. Part of a revitalization effort fostered by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to turn the area into a new “industrial ecosystem,” the four-acre project will sit adjacent to Magok’s central park, becoming the district’s first major completed building.

Park View. Image © Morphosis Architects Exterior Approach. Image © Morphosis Architects Northwest Corner. Image © Morphosis Architects Interior Atrium. Image © Morphosis Architects + 38

Taubman Complex at Lawrence Tech / Morphosis Architects

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux + 25

  • Architects: Morphosis
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  11613
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

Morphosis and Albert Kahn Join Forces to Expand Detroit University

Morphosis Architects has teamed up with Albert Kahn Associates to expand Detroit's Lawrence Technological University with a new "Taubman Complex." Marked by a "carbon-fiber circulation orb," the complex will form a new grand entrance to the University and provide flexible laboratory space for multidisciplinary research, including robotics and biomedical engineering.

Morphosis Architects Releases Casablanca Finance City Tower Design

Mophosis Architects have just released their design for the Casablanca Finance City tower in Morocco. The building's iconic crown, coupled with the way the building interacts with ground-level public space, creates an "inverted double-crown" that will serve as social symbol and meeting place. Following the model set in Paris' La Defense district, the project will anchor a new business district (Casablanca Finance City) and embody "Morocco’s vision for the future and setting precedents in building performance, scale, and style for a city that does not yet exist." Slated for completion in 2017, the 226,042 sq. ft building broke ground in December of 2014.

Read on to learn more about Morphosis' brise-soleil-wrapped tower. 

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Morphosis Breaks Ground on Shenzhen Office Tower

Construction is underway on a striking new tower by Morphosis Architects in Shenzhen. "A departure from conventional towers," as the practice describes, the "Hanking Center Tower" merges commercial retail with private office space through the folding of its steel structure. Beyond that, tenants are connected via a series communal sky gardens and a massive sun-lit atrium that occupies the building's core.

Plaza. Image © Luxigon, courtesy of Morphosis Architects Lobby. Image © Luxigon, courtesy of Morphosis Architects Retail. Image © Luxigon, courtesy of Morphosis Architects © Luxigon, courtesy of Morphosis Architects + 23

Bill & Melinda Gates Hall / Morphosis Architects

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  • Architects: Morphosis
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  9425
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Emerson College Los Angeles / Morphosis Architects

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan + 26

Los Angeles, United States
  • Architects: Morphosis Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  107400 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Perot Museum of Nature and Science / Morphosis Architects

© Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       + 37

Dallas, United States

Flashback: Caltrans District 7 Headquarters / Morphosis Architects

© Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng + 38

  • Architects: Morphosis - Thom Mayne
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1200000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2004

Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters / Morphosis Architects

© Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       + 26

Shanghai, China
  • Architects: Morphosis
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  253300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art / Morphosis Architects

© Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       + 38

  • Architects: Morphosis
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  16258
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2006

Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics / Morphosis Architects

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  • Architects: Morphosis
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  9290
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009
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