Architecture 101


Architecture 101

THIS X THAT’s Architecture 101 series is an introductory conversation series with emerging American architecture offices structured around different themes in architecture and design. The series is intended to bring ideas about architecture and design to a broader audience through informal presentations and discussion. 


3: Drawing

The third installment of THIS X THAT’s Architecture 101 series considers drawing as a tool for architecture that goes beyond representation. How do lines, colors, or plays of pattern and figure inform our understanding of an imagined physical space? Drawing is not only a documentation of architectural work but also a forecasting of it, a driving force in the development of form and concept.

Join THIS X THAT, as well as architectural designers Kristy Balliet of BairBalliet, Jackilin Hah Bloom of Pita & Bloom, David Freeland of FreelandBuck, and Clark Thenhaus of Endemic Architecture as they talk about drawing-as-architecture. Thursday, Dec 6, 7:00 pm, at the Ace Hotel DTLA’s Segovia Hall.

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2: beyond buildings

"Beyond Buildings" takes the form of a dialogue among six emerging American architectural designers, all of whom have designed objects featured in the THIS X THAT X MOCA Store pop-up as well as the display itself. Taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on March 17, 2018, each of the participants will discuss object and installation design as an extension of their own architectural practices. Participating designers include Jonathan Louie and Nicole McIntosh of Architecture Office, Erin and Ian Besler of Besler & Sons, and Joanna Grant and Jimenez Lai of BUREAU SPECTACULAR


1: interiors

The first program in the series takes place at the Standard, Downtown Los Angeles and focuses on architectural interiors and will feature presentations from four emerging architecture offices: Besler & Sons, BUREAU SPECTACULAR, First Office, and The Los Angeles Design Group. Each office is invited to re-think a historic architectural interior earlier in the year as part of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Participants will be asked to use these projects as the starting point for a larger conversation about each office’s unique approach to designing interior environments. A salon-style discussion with the audience will follow.