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” Plans for a Multi-Generational Future

A book that serves as a guide to rethinking age and community

The stigma surrounding aging is not a new phenomenon, but it is one that evolves and changes with the times. For many, it’s a fear and with this fear comes judgment. After seven years of research with the University of Pennsylvania, architect Matthias Hollwich, of the acclaimed firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), has a few ideas for the betterment of society and its aging members as …

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

Following his enthralling 2014 TED Talk, Marc Kushner of Architizer has crafted the latest addition to the TED Books library. To explore how media influences architecture around the world Kushner focuses on 100 high-concept structures, ranging from an inflatable concert hall to a smog-eating hospital. Ultimately the 176-page hardcover shows how an informed society has joined the conversation concerning how buildings can best serve the …