WHEN ARCHITECTURE IS MORE THAN A BUILDING: design, nature, culture and community
We believe that design can transform landscapes, and environments to improve people’s lives. We believe the expression of architecture in harmony with nature can transcend place, space, and community, and bring people together in a unique way. Like a symphony playing in concert over the water at sunset, a harmonious line over the landscape can sing and bring your spirit into a heightened realm of experience.
Today I am going to share some examples of where I think this happens. Where program, community, culture, nature, and architecture all come together to leave the land better than they found it.
We are going to share projects from some of our travels, some projects designed by some of our colleagues, and a few projects that we have worked on where the vision for the project is always larger than the size of the building. We will share how siting, programming, materiality, circulation, landscape, and the relationship between the natural and built environment frame a space and set a stage for a new way of being; for new communication, activities, and relationships to unfold.
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Julia will share what she is up to as a teacher at Parsons School of Design, as a member as the GSAPP Incubator at the New Inc on the Bowery, as a new mother to Apollo, and as Design Principal at JMGA.
Come hear about her latest work, obsessions, and travels, and sign up to win a free design consulation with her to work directly with you to design your home, your business, or your new project.
Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Curated art walls, designed for you. Collect with us.
Because we know the power of art-curious advisory, we’ve partnered with Absolut Art to curate 10 unique, thematically driven concept walls. Whether you’re the Activist or the Dreamer, the Environmentalist or the Wanderer, we’ve created something to fit you and your space. Come along to This Open Space where you can shop individual artworks or pick up an entire curated wall.
Learn more and shop art here:
Come check out recent work.. proud to be a part of this Alumni show:
All alumni are invited to attend the opening reception of this year's Barnard + Columbia Architecture Alumni Show, Co-: Space to Share! The exhibition will showcase submissions from 31 alumni spanning 25 years.
JMGA Creates a Shoppable Tribeca Apartment For New York Design Week for thisopenspace
thisopenspace is a platform for online brands to launch in the physical world through retail concepts and brand experiences. Combining a vast inventory of spaces in desirable neighborhoods across the US and Canada with unparalleled expertise in retail logistics, thisopenspace provides brands big and small with a seamless way to bring themselves into the real world. thisopenspace is the go to platform for any brand looking to transform digital ideas into exceptional physical retail experiences.
Great group presentations at GSAPP Incubator at New Inc today. Honored to present with my fellow studio mates. Learn about the work going on this year here.
Apollo is 1, and we celebrated the special day at the Teshima and Naoshima Islands - by far, the most inpiring spaces we have visited. Check out Teshima Art Museum. We finally got to see the inspiration used for our Grow Shelter Dos with XLXS, and we were blown away! Thank you Takamatsuya Ryokon for the special visit.
Amar C. Bakshi, creator of Shared_Studios and more importantly Portals—an amazing initiative that connects two people between time and space—was inspired when he wanted to help his grandmother remember what it was like in her hometown of Lahore, Pakistan.
Learn more about the Shared Studios and how JMGA got involved to launch Portal between NYC and Tehran here