About Studio (n-1) Architects

Studio NMinusOne Architects /
Founded in San Francisco by Carol Moukheiber and Christos Marcopoulos, Studio (n-1) Architects works — with playful attention — on projects traversing different scales from urban design and architecture, and building assemblies to domestic objects, manuals, and clothing. The built and conceptual projects, along with the physical prototypes have served as experiments for a flirtatious architecture that plays an active/subjective role — where all matter is recognized as vital, dynamic and expressive in shaping the perceptual experience of the inhabitant. Harnessing the intimacy of the domestic scale, the work has focused on the home as an immersive environment — one capable of generating new sensations through the enhancement or recalibration of its infrastructure, or set of programs. Explicit are the physiological interactions of the body, through material and informational processes. With the incorporation of computational power into building matter, the animation of architecture is motivated further by issues of physical, psychological, and environmental wellness and delight. The firm’s work has been acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has been published widely in academic and mainstream media including The New York Times Magazine, Praxis Journal of Architecture and Domus. The studio is the recipient of the Architectural League of New York, Emerging Voices 2012 award.

 

BIOS /
Carol Moukheiber teaches at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto. She has also taught at the American University of Beirut, the California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley. She has worked for design offices including SOM, and Bruce Mau Design in New York and Toronto. She was the founder and co-director of RAD (2012-2015) probing the impact of emerging technologies on the physical environment. She is the co-author of The Living, Breathing, Thinking Responsive Buildings of the Future [Thames & Hudson 2012] and co-editor of Wild Wild Urbanism, Redesigning California [CCA 2006].

Christos Marcopoulos is an architect and educator. He is currently Guest Professor at the American University of Beirut. He has taught at the University of Waterloo, the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University, the California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley. He has worked as a project architect at OMA (Rem Koolhaas) in Rotterdam, and SOM in San Francisco. He was co-founder of RAD, working at the intersection of architecture and responsive systems. He is the co-author of The Living, Breathing, Thinking Responsive Buildings of the Future [Thames & Hudson 2012] and co-editor of Wild Wild Urbanism, Redesigning California [CCA 2006].

 

Studio NMinusOne collaborators and team members /

 

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Collaborators
Rodolphe el-Khoury (RAD)
Mani Mani
Nashid Nabian
Don Shillingburg

Team
Valentina Mele
Jonah Ross Marrs (RAD)
Samar Sabie (RAD)
Michael de Jong
Gabriel Fain
Ali Fard
Patricia Graham
Mahan Javadi
Thilani Rajarathna
Sonia Ramundi
Dina Sabie (RAD)
Sebastian Savone (RAD)
Kevin Schorn
Yi Ping See
Michael Spatafora
Patrick Tierney
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