Interview: Architect Marc Kushner

Functionality, philosophy, minimalism and modernism

Manipulating space in order to create new ways for us to live and work, architects have always experimented with their craft. Perhaps the most interesting and successful movement in architecture of recent history was the Modernist period, in which structures were stripped back—with the intention being functional. Also influenced by new materials, technology, and engineering, this style reduces architecture to its elements—more often than not …

New Aging

Matthias Hollwich, of the acclaimed architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), has a few ideas for the betterment of society and its aging members. He proposes them in “New Aging,” a book built upon a foundation of insightful tips, supported by over a hundred illustrations from Bruce Mau Designs. The new aging concept is direct: incorporate rather than segregate. But it’s the sociological and spatial depths …