Neil M. Denari / NMDA


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SpecificationsSKU: 90681Pages: 8″ x 9″ Portrait Binding: softbound Publication Date: spring 2018 ISBN: 978-1-940743-27-1 Rights World: Available
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Neil M. Denari / NMDA: The Baumer Lectures contains transcribed conversations that were part of Neil M. Denari’s appointment as 2015-16 Baumer Distinguished Professor at the Ohio State University and provide a close look at a few recent projects: the Sotoak Extension, the New Keelung Harbor Services Building, and the Sori Yanagi Museum. Essays by Justin Diles, Courtney Coffman, and Kay Bea Jones augment these conversations and highlight a number of elements in both the projects that are presented as well as those from NMDA’s larger body of work. Each project documented here is the result of a practice that has continued to tackle multiple facets of the discipline simultaneously while evolving a trajectory of work that continues to exhibit the aspects that made it original in the first place.

Benjamin Wilke is the editor of the Source Books in Architecture series and teaches design studios and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University.

Neil M. Denari is principal of NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects Inc., and professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. His academic research focuses on urban morphology and vivid tectonics. He received his BArch from the University of Houston in 1980 and an MArch from Harvard in 1982. Among his many awards is the 2011 Los Angeles AIA Gold Medal. Denari’s work has been included in many exhibitions, including the traveling solo show “Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City” which was inaugurated in 2017 by the T-Space Gallery in Rhinebeck, New York. His work is permanently held by eight major museums around the world. With NMDA, Denari works on building projects in North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2012, NMDA won first prize in the New Keelung Harbor Service Building competition. Denari lectures worldwide and has been a visiting professor at Ohio State, Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia, among other schools. He is the author of Interrupted Projections (1996), Gyroscopic Horizons (1999), and MASS X (2017).


8" x 9" Portrait



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