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Interview with Super Colossal

Marcus Trimble established Sydney based Architecture firm Super Colossal in June 2007.  Trimble is a tutor in design at the University of Sydney.  Additional to running a successful architecture firm and blog, he is actively involved with the Australian Institute of Architects, where he is a member of DARCH – a group of committed architecture […]

Interview with MVRDV

Nathalie de Vries founded MVRDV in 1991 together with Winy Maas and Jacob van Rijs. Early work such as the television centre Villa VPRO and the housing estate for elderly WoZoCo, both in the Netherlands, have lead to international acclaim and established MVRDV’s role in the international architecture scene. MVRDV have recently been voted #44 […]

Interview with studiometrico

Lorenzo Bini co-founded studiometrico in 2004. The Architecture created by his firm emerges from a playful and careful understanding of materality. His portfolio showcases amazing sensitivity to site, local culture and construction technique.

Interview with Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels is the founder of Copenhagen-based architectural group BIG. Bjarke’s approach to Architectural design is the experimentation of space, to create buildings that provide solutions to current problems. His “Yes is More” manifesto, is a comic book he created to express the importance of “thinking big”, treating problems as challenges and finding sources of genuine inspiration.

The Architecture created by Bjarke Ingels emerges from his careful analysis of how life constantly evolves and changes. His Architecture is a combination of exploring living, leisure and working, which collectively test the balance of programmatic mixtures on the triple bottom line. His work focuses on smaller details that exist within the “big picture”.

As an Architect with a mission to prove that its okay to wear t-shirts and sneakers and that you don’t have to be over 50 to be recognised; he is a huge inspiration.

Interview with visiondivision

visiondivision was founded in 2005 by Anders Berensson (b. 1980 in Stockholm) and Ulf Mejergren (b. 1981 in Stockholm). The organisation formed when they won a competition while still at University. Both started their architecture education at Chalmers University in Gothenburg 2001.

While still students, the office operated all over the world – from ITESM in Mexico to OMA in Rotterdam, they mostly did competitions via msn. In 2008, the team reunited in their hometown of Stockholm, and have been working full-time from there ever since. The office has received several prizes in both international and domestic competitions, with many “to-be-built” projects in progress.

Interview with Gerard Reinmuth

Gerard Reinmuth is a Director of TERROIR, the practice he founded with Richard Blythe and Scott Balmforth in 1999. The practice emerged from a series of conversations between these three in regard to the potential for architecture to open up question of cultural consequence. The work of the practice encompasses projects, research and regular contributions to the culture of architecture and its practice.

Interview with Andrew Maynard

Andrew Maynard, is an architect based in Melbourne Australia, raised and educated in Tasmania. His firm, Andrew Maynard Architects (AMA), was established in 2002 and is quickly being recognised for his unique work and experimental conceptual designs. The grounded ethics and morals which surround Andrews work are a refreshing inspiration to both students and the profession.

Interview with Marco Casagrande

Finnish Architect Marco Casagrande breathes a unique sense of life in to his Architecture. His works are provocative and dramatic and certainly draw lots of attention. Marco responded positively to my offer to interview him for Archi-Ninja, and I’m glad he accepted as his views on architecture, life and the world are truly unique and made this interview higly interesting for me. I am sure you will enjoy, Archi-Ninja, interviewing Marco Casagrande.