The lecture will discuss the environment of the interim as a historically sustained yet increasingly more critical condition of contemporary architecture and urbanism. Through the selected work of N H D M, the presentation will explore the potentials in working in the precarious territory of the in-between, and consider the new architectural possibilities and agency in the milieu, in the context of increasing mobility, persisting instabilities and inequalities at the global scale, and an ever-diminishing public realm.
N H D M
N H D M is a New York-based collaborative practice for design and research in architecture and urbanism, founded by its partners Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon. The studio pursues an expanded practice of architecture and works across disciplinary borders engaging a wide range of scales and diverse modes of practice, from built design work to speculative projects and research. Each project uniquely investigating under-explored spatial concepts in the context of the cultural, political, and economic complexities of the contemporary built environment, the work aims to be introspective and analytic yet anticipatory.
The work of N H D M has been recognized through publications and awards including the Domus 100+ Best Architecture firms of 2019, the 2018 AIANY New Practices New York award, the 2012, 2014, and 2018 AIANY Design Honor Awards, the I.D. Annual Design Review Design Distinction, and a New York State Council of Art Grant, and has been exhibited and presented at global venues including 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, the 5th and 6th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, and the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at 2014 Venice Biennale, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Center for Architecture New York, UMMA Stenn Gallery, and the Cornell University Hartell Gallery among others. The work of N H D M has been supported by the University of Michigan Muchenheim Fellowship, a New York State Council of Art Grant, and a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.