Assemble are a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. They began working together in 2010 and are comprised of 18 members. Assemble’s working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made. Assemble champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative, seeking to actively involve the public as both participant and collaborator in the on-going realisation of the work.
2. Bjarke Ingels
Bjarke Ingels started BIG Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke has developed a reputation for designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. In 2016, TIME Magazine named Bjarke one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Alongside his architectural practice, Bjarke taught at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, and Rice University and is an honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. He is a frequent public speaker and has spoken in venues such as TED, WIRED, AMCHAM, 10 Downing Street, and the World Economic Forum.
3. Coz y Ortiz Arquitectos
One of the most promising architectural firms in Chile founded by Ramón Coz Rosenfeld and Benjamin Ortiz Morelli.
COBE is a progressive and contemporary community of architects that focuses on architecture and design – from buildings to public space, to large scale urban planning. Founded In 2005 by Dan Stubbergaard and Vanessa Miriam Carlow. The name COBE is derived from the two cities the founders are coming from – COpenhagen and BErlin.
5. Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind is a Polish-American architect, artist, professor and set designer of Polish Jewish descent. Libeskind founded Studio Daniel Libeskind in 1989 with his wife, Nina, and is its principal design architect. His buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, the extension to the Denver Art Museum in the United States, the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, the Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester, England, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabrück, Germany, the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Wohl Centre at the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel. His portfolio also includes several residential projects. Libeskind’s work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Bauhaus Archives, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Centre Pompidou. On February 27, 2003, Libeskind won the competition to be the master plan architect for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.
6. de vylder vinck taillieu
An office founded by three Belgian architects Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu in Ghent.
7. Dominique Perrault
Dominique Perrault is a French architect and urban planner. He became world known for the design of the French National Library, distinguished with the Silver medal for town planning in 1992 and the Mies van der Rohe Prize in 1996. In 2010 he was awarded the gold medal by the French Academy of Architecture for all his work. He was named as the 2015 Praemium Imperiale Laureate for Architecture. He currently heads Dominique Perrault Architecture (DPA) in Paris.
8. Fabrizio Barozzi
Barozzi / Veiga is an architectural office devoted to architecture and urbanism, founded in 2004 in Barcelona by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga. Barozzi / Veiga has won numerous prizes in national and international competitions, among them the refurbishment of the Palace Santa Clara in Úbeda, the Auditorium of Águilas, the Headquarter for the D.O. Ribera del Duero in Roa, the Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin, the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne, the extension of the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Chur, the Music School in Brunico and the Tanzhaus in Zürich. The work of Barozzi / Veiga has been presented in different exhibitions and has been published in a wide range of specialist literature. Barozzi / Veiga has won many international awards and citations for design excellence, among them the Ajac Award 2007 granted by the College of Architects of Barcelona, the International Architecture Award “Barbara Cappochin” 2011, the Gold medal for Italian Architecture 2012 granted by the IV edition of the Triennale Milan, the Young Talent of Italian Architecture 2013 Award granted by the National Council of Architects, Planners and Landscape architects of Italy. In 2014 the studio was selected to be one of the ten firms in this year’s Design Vanguard by the Architectural Record magazine. Recently the studio has won the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.
9. Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry established his practice in Los Angeles, California in 1962. The Gehry partnership, Gehry Partners, LLP, was formed in 2001. Gehry Partners employs a large number of senior architects who have extensive experience in the technical development of building systems and construction documents, and who are highly qualified in the management of complex projects. Every project undertaken by Gehry Partners is designed personally and directly by Frank Gehry. All of the resources of the firm and the extensive experience of the firm’s partners are available to assist in the design effort and to carry this effort forward through technical development and construction administration. The firm relies on the use of Digital Project, a sophisticated 3D computer modeling program originally created for use by the aerospace industry, to thoroughly document designs and to rationalize the bidding, fabrication, and construction processes.
10. Go Hasegawa / 長谷川豪
Go Hasegawa (b. 1977) is a Japanese architect based in Tokyo. Hasegawa graduated with a Master of Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2002, after which he worked at Taira Nishizawa Architects before establishing Go Hasegawa & Associates in 2005. He has taught as a visiting professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio in Switzerland, Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway, and the University of California (Los Angeles) in the United States. He has received a number of awards, including the 2008 Shinkenchiku Prize and the 2014 AR Design Vanguard. His first monograph, “Go Hasegawa Works,” was published by TOTO Publishers in 2012 and his most recent publication is “Go Hasegawa Conversations with European Architects,” a collection of interviews with six European architects (LIXIL Publisher, 2015). In 2015, he received his PhD in Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
11. Henning Larsen Architects
Henning Larsen Architects is an international architecture company with strong Scandinavian roots. The company was founded by Henning Larsen in 1959, and counts today more than 300 employees spread out on six offices in Copenhagen, Oslo, Riyadh, Munich, Hong Kong and the Faroe Islands.
12. HHF ARCHITECTS
HHF Architects was founded in 2003 by Tilo Herlach, Simon Hartmann and Simon Frommenwiler. Since then, HHF Architects have realized numerous projects in Switzerland, Germany, China, France, Mexico and the USA. The scope of work ranges from urbanism and large-scale construction to public pavilions and interior design.
13. John Pawson
John Pawson is a British architectural designer whose work is known for its minimalist aesthetic.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is a unified architectural practice focused on the design of buildings of all types and scales, in all geographic regions. Their projects, which span more than 40 countries, include the world’s tallest towers, longest spans, most varied programs and inventive forms. The goal that binds their work is finding the smartest solution for each project. They believe that the best design is the product of an open-minded search, one without preconceptions or stylistic formulae. They strive to create buildings of the utmost quality and contextual sensitivity that make contributions to the built environment that go beyond their physical footprints.
15. Makoto Tanijiri / 谷尻誠
Makoto Tanijiri founded his office Suppose Design Office in 2000 and it has emerged as one of Japan’s most prolific medium-sized architecture and design firms.
MVRDV was founded in 1993 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The practice engages globally in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. A highly collaborative, research-based design method involves clients, stakeholders and experts from a wide range of fields from early on in the creative process. The results are exemplary, outspoken projects, which enable our cities and landscapes to develop towards a better future.
17. Norman Robert Foster
Norman Robert Foster is an English architect. His company, Foster and Partners, has an international design practice. He is the United Kingdom’s biggest builder of landmark office buildings.He is one of Britain’s most prolific architects of his generation. In 1999, he was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize and in 2009 awarded the Prince of Asturias Award in the Arts category.
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a Dutch architectural firm based in Rotterdam, founded in 1975 by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and Greek architect Elia Zenghelis, along with Madelon Vriesendorp and Zoe Zenghelis.
19. RCR Arquitectes
RCR Arquitectes is a Spanish architecture firm consisting of principles and co-founders Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramón Vilalta. The trio were the 2017 recipients of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.
20. Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Renzo Piano is an Italian architect and engineer. His notable buildings include the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (with Richard Rogers, 1977), The Shard in London (2012), and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City (2015). He won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1998.
21. Richard Meier
Richard Meier is an American abstract artist and architect, whose geometric designs make prominent use of the color white. A winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1984, Meier has designed several iconic buildings including the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
22. Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, is a 300-person firm of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff. Over its forty-eight-year history, the firm has established an international reputation as a leading design firm with wide experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work. As the firm’s practice has diversified, its geographical scope has widened to include projects in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States. The firm maintains an attention to detail and commitment to design quality which has earned international recognition, numerous awards and citations for design excellence, including National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects, and a lengthening list of repeat clients.
23. Ryuji Fujimura / 藤村龍至
Ryuji Fujimura is young architect in Tokyo, Japan. He established Ryuji Fujimura Architects (RFA) in 2005. HE was educated in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Architecture until 2008. He was a Lecturer at Toyo University from 2010 through 2015 and an Associate professor at Tokyo University of the Arts currently.
SO–IL is an award winning architectural design firm that envisions spaces for culture, learning and innovation. From their offices in New York, SO–IL partakes in the production of buildings, interiors, furniture and landscapes around the world. As a collective of diverse thinkers and makers, the office engages with the ever changing social, economic and natural environment through active dialogue that considers context, function, and opportunity. SO–IL believes that physical structures have the power to offer a sense of wonder and place. They serve as platforms of exchange, and create generous, sensorial and visceral experiences. SO–IL was founded by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu in 2008, and is currently led together with Ilias Papageorgiou.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. Founded in 1936, SOM has completed more than 10,000 projects in over 50 countries. Som are renowned for their iconic buildings and their commitment to design excellence, innovation, and sustainability.
26. Sou Fujimoto / 藤本壮介
Sou Fujimoto was born in Hokkaido in 1971, he graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1994, and established his own office, Sou Fujimoto Architects, in 2000. Noted for delicate light structures and permeable enclosures, Fujimoto designed several houses, and in 2013, was selected to design the temporary Serpentine Gallery pavilion in London.
27. Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl Architects is a 40-person innovative architecture and urban design office working globally as one office from two locations; New York City and Beijing. Steven Holl leads the office with senior partner Chris McVoy and junior partner Noah Yaffe. Steven Holl Architects is internationally-honored with architecture’s most prestigious awards, publications and exhibitions for excellence in design. Steven Holl Architects has realized architectural works nationally and overseas, with extensive experience in the arts (including museum, gallery, and exhibition design), campus and educational facilities, and residential work. Other projects include retail design, office design, public utilities, and master planning.
28. Studio Anne Holtrop
Anne Holtrop (1977) graduated in 2005 from the Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam with a cum laude degree in architecture and in 2009 started his own studio. Today his office is based in Muharraq (Bahrain) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands). His work ranges from models to temporary spaces and buildings. In 2015 his first two major buildings, Museum Fort Vechten and the National Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain, were completed. He was course director of the Studio for Immediate Spaces master at the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam from 2012 to 2016, and was editor of the architectural journal Oase from 2005 to 2013. For his practice he has been awarded several grants from the Mondrian Fund, as well as receiving the Charlotte Kohler Prize for Architecture from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds in 2007.
UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is an international architectural design network with three full-service international offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Shanghai. UNStudio specialises in architecture, interior architecture, product design, urban development and infrastructural projects.
Vardehaugen is an architectural studio based in Oslo, Norway. Vardehaugen was established in 2015 by Håkon Matre Aasarød, – former partner and co-founder of Fantastic Norway Architects.
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