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Sep 08 2017

On 08, Sep 2017 | In NEWS | By PAR


Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR

Aedes Architecture Forum
Curated by Kristin Feireiss and Beate Engelhorn
Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin
9 September – 19 October 2017


An exhibition devoted to PAR’s work at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin provides insight into our architectural approach through the presentation of nine recent projects.

From the curatorial statement:

The exhibition presents the work of American architects Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR, founded by Jennifer Marmon in Los Angeles. Questioning the role and limits of architecture today, Marmon, together with her collective team, are part of a new generation of architects exploring universal topics as a means to expand their discipline in new ways. The installation illustrates the various strategies used by the office to develop their specific design approach that aims to establish a dialogue with people as well as local conditions, resulting in their individual mode of architectural expression.

Providing an insight into their architectural universe, the exhibition presents nine recent works including the Wilshire Tower in Los Angeles/US, the AD18 Hotel in Los Angeles/US, the Taichung Cultural Center in Taichung/Taiwan, the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki/Finland, the Bauhaus Art Museum in Dessau/Germany, the Lima Art Museum in Lima/Peru, as well as the Pavilion House, the Stacked House, and the View House all located in Los Angeles/US.

The featured projects range in scale from small houses to museum concepts. Drawings, models, and images reveal the diagrammatic thinking, exploration of form and connections to the urban fabric that link PAR’s projects. With its idea of a network of relationships, the exhibition reflects the essential architectural elements of organization, material and form that influence the office’s work to benefit living conditions, urban identity and integration with the local surroundings.

Opening Speakers:
Dr.h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Architecture Forum
Michael P. Steinberg, President, American Academy Berlin
Jennifer Marmon, AIA, Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR

Catalogue: Relations, Softcover, 48 pages
Press Contact:
Photography: Erik Jan Ouwerkerk

Thank you to our sponsor and the Aedes partners: 
Lorin Industries
Zumtobel, Schindler/The PORT Technology, Carpet Concept


Nov 30 2016

On 30, Nov 2016 | In NEWS | By PAR


PAR has been invited to the Van Alen Institute International Council and participated in the fall 2016 meeting in Munich. The International Council is a platform for exchange among leading architects, designers, developers, and planners, representing practices across more than 17 cities and ten countries. The council meets twice annually to identify and investigate issues facing cities around the world, and to guide the impact of the Institute’s public programming, research, and design competitions. Council members also convene with local policymakers, developers, researchers, and designers, investigating topics with potential for deeper exploration with Van Alen’s international audience.


May 20 2016

On 20, May 2016 | In EXHIBITIONS, NEWS | By PAR


Exploring ideas of lightness and perception, PAR has created an interactive installation for the exhibition Time Space Existence at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Through materiality and light, the installation engages fundamental architectural themes of space and existence; its reflective forms changing according to the surroundings. The extraordinarily thin, suspended aluminum structure offers an undulating field for interaction where people can come together during events at Palazzo Mora.

Curated by Global Art Affairs Foundation
Vernissage on 26 to 27 May 2016 from 18.00 to 22.00
Exhibition from 28 May to 27 November 2016

With special thanks to Arup for their in-kind engineering and Lorin for their generous fabrication and sponsorship.


Dec 19 2015

On 19, Dec 2015 | In NEWS | By PAR


PAR is designing a 3,000 sf private residence on a hilltop in Los Angeles overlooking the Hollywood sign. The house is defined by an assemblage of soft, terraced volumes that cantilever from the landscape.


Jun 18 2015

On 18, Jun 2015 | In PROJECTS | By PAR


PAR has been commissioned to design a home in the West Hollywood district of Los Angeles. The project involves adapting an early 20th century spanish revival structure into a family home including a guest house, terrace and pool. Our strategy embraces the character of the existing building while inserting contemporary elements that transform the space into a 2,300 sf home for exhibiting art that opens up to two private gardens. Construction is scheduled for Summer 2015.


May 22 2015

On 22, May 2015 | In NEWS | By PAR


Esteemed architectural critic and journalist, Michael Webb names PAR a Rising Star in the current issue of FORM magazine. In his article 2020, Michael features PAR as on of three Los Angeles studios poised to emerge as a defining voice of design over the next five years. In good company with friends Tom Wiscombe and FreelandBuck, we hope to match his prediction. Thank you, Michael.


May 20 2015

On 20, May 2015 | In AWARDS | By PAR


Our proposal for the Guggenheim Museum Helsinki has won the US Embassy Special Prize in a juried exhibition at Interarch 2015, the XIV Triennial of Architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria. The building is a collection of eight soft pavilions of varying sizes and undulating heights that reflect the surroundings while creating a porous urban condition. The volumes lightly intersect with one another leading to a collection of exhibition spaces surrounded by public gardens. The resulting 12.100 m2 institution is a transparent and light building, clustered between Helsinki and the Baltic Sea. Check it out on World Architects.

XIV Triennial of Architecture, Sophia, BG
Exhibition Schedule: May 17-20, 2015  


Apr 20 2015

On 20, Apr 2015 | In NEWS | By PAR

The A+D Museum will auction exhibition models developed by PAR for their forthcoming exhibition Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles. For the exhibition, PAR proposes a new model of high-rise courtyard housing on the LACMA Tower site, integrated with the new metro station and sited within the central cultural district of Los Angeles.

Join us for the Architecture + Design Museum’s annual gala and silent auction on June 27th at the new location in the Downtown Arts District. The event brings together design leaders and creative thinkers from around the world.


Apr 13 2015

On 13, Apr 2015 | In NEWS | By PAR


John Hill interviews Jennifer for a World Architects article on the global state of women in architecture with interviews of ten women practicing architecture around the world.


Apr 05 2015

On 05, Apr 2015 | In NEWS | By PAR


The International Academy of Architecture has invited Jennifer to lecture at the XIV Triennial of Architecture in Sophia, Bulgaria. She will join IAA members and other invited speakers such as Fumihiko Maki, Dominique Perrault and Massimiliano Fuksas in discussing the topic “Values in Architecture”, May 17-20, 2015.

XIV Triennial of Architecture, Sophia, BG
Schedule: May 17-20, 2015  

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