DATEAPRIL 03, 2015
We are excited to be one of four emerging design practices selected for the upcoming 2015 Design Biennial Boston. It's an honor to be in the stellar company of Cristina Parreno Architecture, Landing Studio, and MASS Design Group.
Comments from the jury include: “This body of experimentation deserves commendation for foregrounding a delicate balance of form and beauty, highly crafted fabrication techniques, interactivity with people, and a thoughtful relationship between the human form and larger spaces.”
Public installations on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and an accompanying exhibition at the BSA Space will be on view from late June to mid-September. More info to come!
DATEJUNE 26, 2014
We recently participated in the Boston Greenway Links Charrette, an initiative organized by the Livable Streets Alliance and the BSA Urban Design Committee, aimed at designing ways to close gaps in a proposed continuous greenway network throughout the city of Boston. We're delighted that our proposal for Fort Point Channel won an award for Most Compelling Long Range Vision. Presentations were made at the BSA | Space to an all-star jury with members from public, private and non-profit organizations, including Boston Transportation Department and MassDOT.
DATEAPRIL 17, 2014
A full scale prototype of one of our concrete tables has been completed, and is on view in the lobby of Building 9 at MIT! The tables are part of an in-progress renovation of the lobby, as well as an ongoing investigation into alternative formwork methods.
DATEFEBRUARY 05, 2014
Chamber, a spherical anechoic capsule designed and built in collaboration with WOJR, is now open in the University of Maryland's Architecture Building atrium. It is on view from February 3 to March 7.
An accompanying lecture given by both Joel Lamere and William O'Brien Jr., entitled Primitives, will be held at the closing on March 7. See the University of Maryland's website for more details.
Click here for article in University of Maryland's The Diamondback
DATENOVEMBER 14, 2013
GLD's ongoing experiments in alternative processes of cast concrete furniture is included in a current exhibition, Makers in the Making at the NADAAA Gallery. The show incorporates current projects and new material practices taken on by MIT's faculty. GLD's piece, titled "Two Means, One End," displays the two casting methods we've been developing: a flexible sewn Tyvek formwork with a plaster "death mask" of its failed prototype, and a self-structured bent aluminum formwork with its finished cast product.
Makers in the Making had its soft opening to the MIT community on November 14, 2013. Official opening date is December 14, 2013, and it will run until February 7, 2014.
DATEJUNE 19, 2013
A few thermoforming tests with Corian for an upcoming project.
DATEFEBRUARY 01, 2013
Joel Lamere co-curated the Spring 2013 Architecture Lecture Series at MIT with department head Nader Tehrani. The series, titled 'Instituting Technology,' focuses on accomplished practitioner/designers, whose built work manifests each a real commitment to advanced technologies, and broader concerns informed by project materialization. Featured speakers include Wolfgang Lorch, Matthias Kohler, Benedetta Tagliabue, Patricia Patkau, Cameron Wu, Jimenez Lai and Sarah Oppenheimer, among others.
DATEJULY 01, 2012
Einheit Muqarnas (in collaboration with Azra Aksamija) and Einheit Mihrab, both designed as part of the exhibition “Interior View SOUTHEAST: Investigations of Backyard Mosques,” have been completed and will be on show at the Architecture Forum Upper in Linz, Austria, from June 30 through October 27.
DATEJUNE 16, 2012
Overliner has been decommissioned due to campus building maintenance. Originally intended to last for only three month, Overliner was one of two installations from MIT’s 150th anniversary festival to remain up throughout the following year. We’re proud that it was chosen to stay up as long as it did.
DATEJUNE 01, 2012
Joel Lamere is now an assistant professor at MIT’s Department of Architecture.