Meet Tom Kundig
“I often work with elemental materials such as steel, concrete, wood and glass in their raw states,” says Tom Kundig, Principal / Owner / Founder of bi-coastal US design firm, Olson Kundig.
“To a lot of people, even in the building industry, the word facade just means glass, windows and cladding,” says Insol CEO Greg Simmons. “But we don’t do windows, we don’t do cladding, we don’t do weatherproofing.
Joseph Long and David Maurice have been designing for the Hibiscus Coast and the wider Rodney area with their firm LTD Architectural Design Studio for more than a decade.
With diverse interests and a passion for knowledge, UK-based Italian architect Margherita Cesca Nelder-Haynes had to learn early on how to squeeze everything in.
“There’s this ongoing theoretical dialogue about what architecture is. Architects aren’t only building houses,” says Wendy Fok, New York-based creative technologist, researcher, design manager and Founder of WE-DESIGNS.
Structural engineer, str.ucture Founder and Kassel University Professor, Julian Lienhard, is creating lightweight structures with an innovative approach.
“Over time, those incremental improvements can add up to big things,” says Leigh Rust, Co-Founder and Director of Sydney’s Safetyline Jalousie.
“Competition is very in sync with my character,” says Senior Architect Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects, Mariana Cabugueira Custodio dos Santos.
“At some point, my curiosity took over.” “My research is in exploring collaborative objects and open architecture; enabling a human-centric and computationally informed architecture".
“We’re only just starting to look at the bigger picture of our buildings regarding their impacts on the health of Kiwis and our environment.”
“And the robot arm will become the extension of the architect’s arm, metaphorically,” says Amsterdam-based architect and 3D print designer, Aga Blonska.
“I have very hungry eyes.”
“I love what I do. I’ve loved it from my very first project".