BENJAMIN ARANDA + CHRISTOPHER LASCH - 3.14.12 Howard Friedman Visiting Scholars Architecture Lecture
2011–12 VISITING FACULTY AND SCHOLARS
BENJAMIN ARANDA + CHRISTOPHER LASCH
HOWARD FRIEDMAN VISITING ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF PRACTICE, SPRING 2012
Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch established Aranda\Lasch in 2003. A New York-based architectural studio dedicated to experimental research and innovative building, Aranda\Lasch has designed buildings, installations and objects through a deep investigation of materials and structure. Winners of the United States Artists Award and Young Architects Award in 2007, their early architectural projects are the subject of the book, Pamphlet Architecture #27: Tooling. Aranda\Lasch has exhibited their work internationally in galleries and institutions dealing with design and architecture. In 2008 they were commissioned by the MoMA in New York to produce a large-scale installation in the museum. They collaborated with Matthew Ritchie on The Morning Line on a work commissioned by TBA-21 that has travelled to Venice, Seville, Istanbul and Vienna. In addition to commercial and residential projects in New York, the studio completed a 42,000 square foot temporary structure for Design Miami in 2009. Aranda\Lasch were featured in both the 2008 and 2010 Venice Architecture Biennials. Aranda\Lasch continually develops experimental furniture products that explore new concepts in fabrication and assembly, most recently in partnership with the fashion brand Fendi, collaborating directly with Silvia Venturini Fendi. Aranda\Lasch are represented by Johnson Trading Gallery in New York.