Emerging Voices: SCAPE / Landscape Architecture; Studio NMinusOne

SCAPE and NMINUS1 at Cooper Union (image courtesy of The Architecture League)

SCAPE and NMINUS1 at Cooper Union (image courtesy of The Architecture League)

The second evening of the 30th annual Emerging Voices lecture series, featuring SCAPE / Landscape Architecture and Studio NMinusOne.  Emerging Voices spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism.  For more information on the competition and annual awards, click here.

A landscape architecture and urban design firm, SCAPE / Landscape Architecture is “committed to the … creative design and construction of the joint urban-natural environment.”  Led by Kate Orff and Elena Brescia, the New York-based firm engages both built landscapes and research projects.  Recent work includes landscape designs for Milstein Hall at Cornell University, the Austin Nichols Warehouse on the East River Waterfront, and the 103rd Street Community Garden for the New York Restoration Project; and the study “Oyster-tecture,” for the Museum of Modern Art’sRising Currents exhibition.

Studio NMinusOne works on projects in scales from urban design and architecture to diagnostic objects and building materials. Throughout the cross-disciplinary work of Christos Marcopoulosand Carol Moukheiber one finds the “physiological engagement of the body, through physical/material and informational processes.” The Toronto office’s work includes “real” houses in Toronto and Whistler; “surreal” houses, theoretical projects exploring domestic space; and responsive prototypes such as a digital window and other collaboratively designed projects.

Claire Weisz is a founding partner of WXY Architecture + Urban Design.  She served on this year’s Emerging Voices committee.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Friday, March 9, 2012
    7:00 p.m.

  • Where: 

    Cooper Union
    The Rose Auditorium
    41 Cooper Square
    New York, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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