Jul 24, 2017

'Crown Hall Dean’s Dialogues: 2012-2017'

Role: Text Editor
Publisher: Actar, New York
Design: Mainstudio, Amsterdam
Pages: 300
Size: 22.1 x 15.5 cm
ISBN: 978-1945150500

This compact volume collects an array of intimate thoughts from 18 of the world’s most acclaimed architects, designers, and photographers; all of whom were interviewed by students and faculty, before they lectured, at the Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Architecture–under the tenure of Dean Wiel Arets. Distinguished figures as Kazuyo Sejima, Phyllis Lambert, Erwin Olaf, Ben van Berkel, Peter Eisenman, David Adjaye, Bernard Khoury, and Rafael Viñoly–freely express their ideas in a series of dialogues delving into essential issues that drive their thoughts, work, and design processes.

Jul 1, 2017

'Ellen Kooi Above Rotterdam'

Role: Editor
Photography: Ellen Kooi, Haarlem
Publisher: Actar, New York
Design: Mainstudio, Amsterdam
Pages: 180
Size: 23 x 27.8 cm
ISBN: 978-1-945-15022-7

Colliding modern architecture, theatrically informed photography, and surreal poetry and prose; this carefully-crafted collaboration between artist Ellen Kooi, architect Wiel Arets, and artist Katrien Van den Brande documents five sets of highly-staged visual ‘scenarios’, and nine textual ‘situations’, of numerous imaginary guests, who simultaneously inhabit the B’ Tower–a high-rise in the center of Rotterdam. Each scenario was dreamt up, created, and captured on camera by Kooi; each of Van den Brande’s situations were written while staying at the tower, in the guise of the many other, ‘unseen’, temporary tower guests.