Family designs environments with the simple purpose of making better places to live.
The New York based office is composed of architects, designers and strategists currently working on an array of civic, cultural, commercial and residential projects around the world. Regardless of type or scale, we believe that buildings, like the people that live and work within them, can actively contribute to making the environments all around us more productive, inspirational and fucking awesome. Our clients and collaborators include The Office of PlayLab, Friends of + POOL, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, 2x4, Arup, Nike, Tom Sachs, the New Museum, the Storefront for Art and Architecture and Kanye West.
The studio is directed by Dong-Ping Wong and Oana Stanescu.
The first part of the lecture will focus on Family’s goals and the implicit creative process by illustrating a series of built and un-built projects. In the second part we will be discussing through a case study the impact of design, as well as today’s opportunities that allow us to circumvent the traditional architectural process, from inception to opening.
Image © Brigitte Lacombe