Design Lecture: FAMILY architecture

  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens 4339 Park Avenue Memphis, TN

AIA Memphis and The University of Memphis Department  of Architecture are pleased to host Oana Stanescu of FAMILY architecture, formerly of REX and Rem Koolhaas' Office of Metropolitan Architecture, for a lecture on modern architectural design on November 12 at 6:15 pm.

RSVP required by contacting info@aiamemphis.org. Lecture qualifies for one (1) AIA/LU.

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, November 10th.

Parking Note: Parking at the south end of the Dixon Gallery lot is adjacent to the Hughes Pavilion.

About FAMILY architecture

"Family architecture [in New York] has a special proclivity for boldly unorthodox cultural and civic projects. In late 2013, they designed the epic mountain landscape Kanye West scaled and descended during his global Yeezus tour; in 2010, they took second place in Slovenia’s UGM Art Gallery competition with an erratically shaped proposal of undulating glass walls; and in 2011, they captivated the Internet with their renderings of the +Pool, a collaborative project with the graphic designers at Playlab for a floating, “+”-shaped, water-purifying swimming hole for New York’s notoriously polluted East River. Three years later, starting this March, the ball starts rolling on the miracle pool as Family begins work with various engineers and naval architects toflesh out the logistics.

Dong-Ping Wong and partner Oana Stanescu trace their roots back to the renegade New York firm REX. They met in 2006, at an opportune time: Wong was a full-time employee, Stanescu was an intern enrolled in architecture school in her native Romania, and the
firm, formerly the New York outpost of Rem Koolhaas’ Office of Metropolitan Architecture, had just emancipated itself and established an independent firm. That newfound freedom fostered the ideal climate for two young architects to form their own out-of-the-box-approach."

via Cultured Magazine . Spring 2014