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Herwig Baumgartner + Scott Uriu: Familiar and the Uncanny

Wed, Nov 19, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

Intro by Tom Wiscombe

Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu, founders of Baumgartner+Uriu (B+U) in Los Angeles, form an internationally recognized design duo operating at the forefront of contemporary design. Their design process has been described as driven by digital techniques and advanced computation that utilizes new technologies and material resources. Their work consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and urban design, experimenting with new spatial concepts, and intensifying existing urban landscapes in pursuit of a visionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields of design.

B+U's recent installation at SCI-Arc Gallery, Apertures, has been received with critical acclaim. In addition, their work has been on view at the FRAC Center in Orleans; the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles; and the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale. Two monographs have been published on Baumgartner and Uriuís work. Their designs have also been widely published and discussed in books, magazines and newspapers.

The firm was recently awarded the Maxine Frankel Award for design research, the AIA national award for emerging professionals, the Architizer A+Award for sustainability, and a 2014 City of Los Angeles Artist Grant.

Sou Fujimoto: Between Nature and Architecture

Mon, Dec 1, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

Sou Fujimoto founded Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000. His most important works include the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013, House NA (2011), the Musashino Art University Museum & Library (2010), the Final Wooden House (2008) and House N (2008). In 2012, he participated in the Japan Pavilion exhibition at the International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, which received the Golden Lion for Best National Participation.

In 2013, he became the youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the annual summer pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London. Most recently, he won the 2014 International Competition for the Second Folly of Montpellier.

Serpentine Gallery, London, Sou Fujimoto Architects

Among other awards, Fujimoto also received the Grand Prize of the 2006 AR Awards for the Childrenís Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in Hokkaido, Japan, and the First Prize in the international competition for Taiwan Tower and the Beton Hala Waterfront Center in 2011.

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