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Bence Komlosi

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The dotlinearchitects is an open minded, young community, based in Barcelona, Budapest and Zürich. Our main focus fields are research, architecture and development on a local scale, while we continuously collaborate with partners on a global level. Co-design, co-production and sharing are key elements of our work. The “Architecture for Refugees” project was initiated by Zsófia Glatz and Bence Komlósi. Zsófia Glatz, born 1982, graduated at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) in 2007. After graduation she started the DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts) School at BUTE. Her research topic is “Social Housing in Hungary – Personal Presence”. In 2010 she won a doctoral scholarship…

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Joni Baboci

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Joni Baboci is an architect, planner and urban enthusiast. He currently working as the General Director of Planning and Urban Development at the Municipality of Tirana. His previous experiences include stints in the private sector, a number of successful international architecture competition results as well as a multi-year experience leading a groundbreaking start-up for the Albanian Government nicknamed Atelier Albania. He has meddled with planning and development at different scales working on the national plan for Albania, the regional plan for the coast of the country, and the regional plan for the economic generator that is the Tirana-Durres region. His…

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Erblin Bucaliu

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Erblin Bucaliu’s professional career encompasses strategic approaches to a wide range of projects operating at the seam between architecture, landscape and urbanism. His work emerges from an articulated shift between analysis and synthesis of site’s history with the cultural and social contexts of a place, resulting into complex architectural and urban models of collective space. Exploring the process of design through critical analysis and reflection impacted by the societal and environmental factors, Erblin provokes work that exists in a layered field of spatial, social, cultural, and political conditions. His selected projects appeared and were exhibited at the Boston Society of…

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Elena Madison

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Elena Madison is an urban planner with rich experience in the planning and design of parks, plazas, campuses, civic and cultural spaces. A veteran of Placemaking, Elena has a passion for working with people in communities to create the public spaces they love. She is a dedicated practitioner of collaborative work including visioning, concept development, programming and management.   She is currently working on concept designs and Placemaking plans for  Atlanta’s Woodruff Park; Detroit’s Capitol Park;  and Jacksonville’s Hemming Park. Elena co-manages Heart of the Community, a Placemaking grant program supported by Southwest Airlines, now entering its fourth year. She…

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Aljoša Dekleva

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Aljoša Dekleva, born in 1972, has graduated from Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 1998 he started in partnership his first architectural practice winning several local competitions. In 2002 he received Master degree in Architecture with Distinction from Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London. At the AA he co-founded an international architectural network RAMTV. Their master thesis on mass-customisation in housing Negotiate my boundary! was published first by AA Publications, London and later by Birkhauser, Basel. In 2003, together with Tina Gregorič, they have set up dekleva gregoric architects, based in Ljubljana. In 2014 they were both leading the research…

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Andrija Rusan

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He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb in 1980, where he worked until 1984 as the associate assistant. He has been working as a free-lance architect and the head of his own atelier Rusan arhitektura since 1986. He participated at iba (Internationale Bauaustellung) in Berlin in 1987 as the author of the exhibition Zagreb, ah Zagreb. He is the author of the exhibition Oris Outline of Ideas. He is one of the authors of the exhibition Continuity of Modernity – Fragments of Croatian Architecture from Modernism to 2010. Together with Vedran Mimica and Maroje Mrduljaš he is the…

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Bernard Khoury

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Bernard Khoury studied architecture at the Rhode Island school of Design (BFA 1990 / B.Arch 1991). He received a Masters in Architectural Studies from Harvard University (M.Arch 1993). In 2001, he was awarded by the municipality of Rome the honorable mention of the Borromini Prize given to architects under fourty years of age. In 2004, he was awarded the Architecture + Award. He is the co-founder of the Arab Center for Architecture. He was a visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, L’Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and the American University of Beirut. He has lectured and exhibited…

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Martino Stierli

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Martino Stierli is The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, a role he assumed in March 2015. Mr. Stierli oversees the wide-ranging program of special exhibitions, installations, and acquisitions of the Department of Architecture and Design. As the Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Art History, Mr. Stierli focused his research on architecture and media. His project The Architecture of Hedonism: Three Villas in the Island of Capri was included in the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice. He has organized and co-curated exhibitions on a variety of topics,…

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Jan Knikker

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Jan Knikker (Bad Soden Ts 1972) joined MVRDV in 2008, starting his career as a journalist he then shaped the public image of OMA for nearly a decade. As Partner at MVRDV, Jan leads the Business Development and Public Relations efforts, forming a client oriented, fast and strategic department which now also includes a strong visualisation team.  He has been working on many publications and exhibitions, one of his latest publications was the book MVRDV Buildings. MVRDV is rapidly expanding into new markets and focuses on solutions for global issues through its architecture and urbanism. Jan also lectures internationally, writes for various…

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Jack Self

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Jack Self (1987) is an architect and writer based in London. He is Director of the REAL foundation and curator of the 2016 British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. His writing has appeared in Architectural Design, The Guardian, New Philosopher, 032c and Dezeen, as well as elsewhere (see press). Jack’s first book was Real Estates: Life Without Debt (Bedford Press 2014), now in its second printing. He is Contributing Editor for the Architectural Review, where he has worked in a number of capacities since 2009. As an editor for Strelka Press (2011-13) he developed the first print-on-demand books on architecture. Jack founded Fulcrum, a free weekly “pursuing architecture and the…

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