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July 8, 2019
LOT-EK's FIRST c-Home INSTALLED IN HUDSON, NY

LOT-EK's first c-Home is out of the factory and it is now installed in Hudson, NY. Final connections and landscaping ongoing. Soon you will see the finished product. Click on logo to see more about c-Home.




June 14, 2019
LOT-EK SPEAKS AT UNIVERSITA' DELLA BASILICATA - MATERA

LOT-EK's founders - Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano - will present LOT-EK's "O+O Objects+Operations" at the Universita' della Basilicata in Matera. The city of Matera is the 2019 European Culture Capital. Details to come.




June 13-23, 2019
LOT-EK's THEATRE FOR ONE AT CORK MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL


LOT-EK's mobile Theatre For One goes to Cork, Ireland where it will be featured in the Cork Midsummer Festival with brand new productions created for the festival by Irish playwrights. Catch it from June 13th to June 23rd. Click on logo for more information




May 18-23, 2019
LOT-EK's MAKERGRAPH OPERATIONAL OBJECTS ON VIEW AT COLUMBIA GSAPP


LOT-EK's first MAKERGRAPH studio's students have produced a fantastic group of "Operational Objects" on display within Columbia-GSAPP's End Of Year Show. Check it out in Avery Hall's Ware Lounge (6th floor) from May 12th Until May 23rd. Click on logo for more information. Read about it on e-flux



April 20, 2019
LOT-EK's DRIVELINES STUDIOS IN PLATFORM


LOT-EK's DRIVELINES STUDIOS is in the current print issue of PLATFORM with story by Concetta Tavoletta and photos by Dave Southwood. Click on logo to see the online story.





April 20, 2019
LOT-EK SPEAKS AT IdeasCityNewOrleans
LOT-EK's founders - Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano will be part of IdeasCityNewOrleans organized by the New Museum. Ada and Giuseppe will present within the "Art Everyday: Beyond the Museum" panel with Katey Red, Andrea Andersson, Gia Hamilton and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts - Click on logo to see details online. Read about it on Architect Newspaper , on e-flux, on The New Orleans Advocate, and on Curbed - New Orleans



March 16, 2019
LOT-EK WINNER AT ARCHMARATHON 2019

LOT-EK's DRIVELINES STUDIOS wins the Housing Category of the Archmarathon Awards 2019. Next stop Miami this November, where the winner of all categories will be announced. Click hereto see the project on this site.




January 30, 2019
LOT-EK LECTURES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


LOT-EK's founders - Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano - will talk at the University of Washington, Architecture Hall, Room 147 on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 6pm. The lecture - O+O (Objects+Operations) - will be followed by Q&A - Click on logo to see details online.




December 6, 2018
LOT-EK INTERVIEWED BY ELLE DECOR ITALIA


LOT-EK's Ada Tolla interviewed by Francesco Marchesi in ELLE DECOR ITALIA. Ada speaks about the origins and evolution of LOT-EK's vision, research and practice from PUMACITY to CARROLL HOUSE, DRIVELINES STUDIOS and other recent and future projects - Click on logo to see the story online.



December 6, 2018
LOT-EK's DRIVELINES STUDIOS ON DWELL

LOT-EK's DRIVELINES STUDIOS is on DWELL (10.2018) - with story by Anna Squier and photos by Dave Southwood. Click on logo to see the story online and click here to see the project on this site.




November 2018
LOT-EK's CARROLL HOUSE IN DETAIL MAGAZINE


LOT-EK's CARROLL HOUSE is in the current issue of DETAIL (10.2018) - with photos by Danny Bright and technical drawings by LOT-EK. Click on logo to see the story online and click here to see the project on this site.




November, 2018
LOT-EK's DRIVELINES ON MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL BLOGS


LOT-EK's DRIVELINES Studios is on multiple international blogs. Here are the links for your perusal:_ ARCHDAILY _ ARCHELLO _ ARCHITECT _ ARCHI.RU _ ARKITERA _ ARQUITECTURA Y DESEÑO _ ÅVONTUURA _ CURBED _ DAILYMAIL _ DESIGNBOOM _ DESIGN INDABA _ GOOOOD _ INHABITAT _ NEW ATLAS _ ROCA GALLERY _ WONDERFUL ENGINEERING. Click here to see the project on this site.


November 14, 2018
LOT-EK's DRIVELINES is in PIN-UP issue 25

LOT-EK's DRIVELINES Studios is in the current issue of PIN-UP - issue 25 - with a story by Tracy Lynn Chemaly and photos by Dave Southwood. Click on log to see the story online and click hereto see the project on this site.




November 11, 2018
LOT-EK's DRIVELINES ON YOUTUBE !

LOT-EK's DRIVELINES Studios is on YouTube. Click on logo to watch an exclusive clip of “Upcycle,” a forthcoming documentary about LOT-EK from producer and director Thomas Piper and executive producer Sherri Wolf. Visit upcyclefilm.com for updates on the film. Click here to see the project on this site.



November 9, 2018
LOT-EK's DRIVELINES ON ARCHDAILY

LOT-EK's DRIVELINES Studios is on ArchDaily - photos by Dave Southwood. Click on log to see the story online and click here to see the project on this site.





November 6, 2018
LOT-EK's DRIVELINES ON DESIGNBOOM

LOT-EK's DRIVELINES Studios is on designboom with a story by Philp Stevens and photos by Dave Southwood. Click on log to see the story online and click here to see the project on this site.





October 22, 2018
LOT-EK's CARROLL HOUSE IN TASCHEN's HOUSES OF OUR TIME


LOT-EK's CARROLL HOUSE was included by author Philip Jodidio in "Homes Of Our Time" published by Taschen. Click on logo to see the book on Amazon.





October 13, 2018
LOT-EK WINNER AT ARCHMARATHON 2018 MILANO


LOT-EK's QIYUN MOUNTAIN CAMP wins the sport category of the Archmarathon Awards 2018. Winners were announced during the award gala at Palazzo Mezzanotte in Milan. Click on logo to see all the winners; click here to see the project on ARCHMARATHON site, and click here to see the project on this site.



October 11-13, 2018
LOT-EK PARTICIPATES ARCHMARATHON - MILANO 2018


LOT-EK's QIYUN MOUNTAIN CAMP was selected as finalist in the sport category of the Archmarathon Awards 2018. Giuseppe will be presenting the project during the 3-day event in Milan's Palazzo Mezzanotte. Click on logo to see more details about the event; click here to register if you want to attend; click here to see the project on ARCHMARATHON site, and click here to see the project on this site.


October 10 - November 15, 2018
LOT-EK IN METROPOLI NOVISSIMA 2018 EXHIBIT


LOT-EK' work was included in Metropoli Novissima, an exhibition dedicated to suburbs, whose history unfolds through architectural and urban projects of international relevance. Curated by Cherubino Gambardella and promoted by the Annali dell'Architettura e delle Città Foundation, the exhibition is held from October 10th to November 15th in the Complesso Monumentale di San Domenico Maggiore in Naples.


October 01, 2018
LOT-EK's DRIVELINES STUDIOS FEATURED ON COVER OF ARCHITECTURAL RECORD


LOT-EK is delighted to announce that DRIVELINES STUDIOS, our residential building in the Maboneng precinct of Johannesburg, is featured in the October issue of ARCHITECTURAL RECORD--and it made the cover! Click here to see the online story which also includes a video excerpt on DRIVELINES STUDIOS from Tom Piper's upcoming film UPCYCLE. Editor: Josephine Minutillo - Text: Karen Eicker - Photos: Dave Southwood. Click on logo to see the details and click here to see the project on this site.

May 08, 2018
LOT-EK's new monograph LOT-EK: Objects+Opeations wins Talking Pictures Award


LOT-EK's new monograph LOT-EK: Objects + Operations wins a Talking Pictures Award organized by Publishers Weekly and Parsons School of Design to recognize the best visual books of 2017. O+O is the only architecture book to win the award this year. The award aligns with the New York Rights Fair at the end of the month and O+O will be on display at the fair. Click on logo to see the details and click here to see the project on this site.


April 14, 2018
LOT-EK's T41 - THEATRE FOR ONE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS


LOT-EK's Theatre For One (T41) - created in collaboration with Tony Award winner set designer Christine Jones - is back! The Department of Theatre in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences will be hosting T41 in several public places through the end of April. Students and faculty of the department are currently participating in a week-long training intensive with Theatre for One professionals to develop original one-on-one pieces that will then be presented. Click on logo to see the details and click here to see the project on this site.

March 16, 2018
LOT-EK interviewed on ABC Radio about the design of Hi-Lights


LOT-EK's Ada and Giuseppe were interviewed by Nicole Dyer of ABC radio in the Gold Coast (Australia) about designing Hi-Lights. Drivelines Studios is LOT-EK's first building in South Africa. HI-LIGHTS is centered on the radically adaptive reuse of a seemingly familiar infrastructure. Rethinking the highway light poles as dots that form letters and words, and altering their equally-spaced rhythm into a sudden, dense concentration, HI-LIGHTS puts the Gold Coast’s name in lights through two unique works at the city’s busiest entry points. Please click here to see the project on this site.


April 8, 2018
LOT-EK EXHIBITION DESIGN OF “ALL OVER THE PLACE" OPENS AT QUEENS MUSEUM


LOT-EK has designed Mel Chin's retrospective exhibition “All Over the Place”, co-produced by the Queens Museum and No Longer Empty. The exhibition opens at Queens Museum on Sunday April 8th. For more information about the exhibition click on logo.




March 16, 2018
LOT-EK speaks at Design Speaks


LOT-EK will be speaking at the Design Speaks architecture symposium about architecture, design and urbanism of the Asia Pacific. LOT-EK will present projects completed in Asia such as Qiyun Montain Camo and APAP Open School, together with the Gold Coast Gateway project - which is nearing completion and other relevant projects around the world. The symposium will take place in Brisbane on March 16th. Click on logo to learn more about the symposium


March 16, 2018
LOT-EK'S "HI-LIGHTS" UNVEILED

LOT-EK will talk at an event organized by the Public Art Commission of the City of Gold Coast to unveil HI-LIGHTS - a the two-site artwork that now frames the city of Gold Coast south and north entry points - Click on logo to learn more about this project on our website




March 13, 2018
LOT-EK lectures at UTS - University of Technology, Sydney


LOT-EK will open the 2018 public lecture series at UTS - University of Technology, Sydney on Tuesday, March 13th. LOT-EK will present O+O (Objects+Operations), which parallels LOT-EK's latest monograph published worldwide by Monacelli. Click on logo for details on lecture location and time.



March 6, 2018
LOT-EK's GOLD COAST GATEWAY on COMMERCIALREALESTATE


LOT-EK's Gold Coast Gateway featured on Commercial Real Estate with a story by Jenny Brown. Please click on logo to see the article or click here to see the project on this site.





February 12, 2018
LOT-EK on ARCHITECTUREAU


LOT-EK's participation in Design Speaks' Architecture Symposium in Brisbane is announced on ARCHITECTUREAU. Click on logo to read the story.





January 3, 2018
LOT-EK INTERVIEWED ON ARCHDAILY


LOT-EK discusses the conceptual foundation of the work with Vladimir Belogolovsky on ArchDaily. Click on logo to see: LOT-EK: “The Shipping Container Is a Vehicle to Invent New Architecture”





January 3, 2018
LOT-EK's NEW MONOGRAPH: OBJECTS+OPERATIONS ON ICE CREAM BOOKS

LOT-EK's new monograph LOT-EK: Objects+Operations appears on ICE CREAM BOOKS atop a stack of McDonald's Oreo McFlurries against the perfect LOT-EK yellow background. Thank you for the fantastic photo. Click on logo to see it and click here to see this project on our website.




December 26, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS+OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH MAKES THE ARTNEWS 2017 YEAR IN BOOKS LIST


LOT-EK's new monograph LOT-EK: Objects and Operations was picked by ARTNEWS to be part of the 2017 "The Year in Books" list with a review by Barbara McAdam. Click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.



December 21, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS=OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH MAKES THE BEST ARCHITECTURE BOOKS LIST OF 2017 ON ARCHNEWS


LOT-EK's new monograph LOT-EK: Objects and Operations was picked by ArchNewsNow as one of the best 10 books of architecture and design of 2017. Click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.



December 18, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS=OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH MAKES THE DWELL HOLIDAY GIFT LIST


LOT-EK's new monograph LOT-EK: Objects and Operations was picked by Dwell for your holiday gift list! Click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.





December 11, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS=OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH REVIEWED ON BAUVELT


LOT-EK's new monograph LOT-EK: Objects and Operations was reviewed on Bauwelt by Frank F. Drewes. Click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.





December 7, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS=OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH MAKES THE ARCHITECTURAL RECORD LIST

LOT-EK's new monograph LOT-EK: Objects and Operations makes the Architectural Record monograph list compiled by Suzanne Stephens ...just in time for the holidays! Click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.



November 10, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS=OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH REVIEWED BY ARCHNECT WITH 5 COPIES OFFERED IN A RAFFLE !


LOT-EK's O+O monograph was reviewed by Justined Testado on Archinect. Click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website. - Thank you, Archinect for the raffle!




November 17-18, 2017
LOT-EK SPEAKS AT TALIESIN WEST


LOT-EK is one of the featured speakers at the SHELTER: REDEFINING REFUGE symposium organized by The School of Architecture at Taliesin West. The symposium runs on November 17 -18. Click on logo for more information and to register.




November 8, 2017
LOT-EK's DRIVELINES STUDIOS ON CITYBUZZ VLOG


LOT-EK LOT-EK's DRIVELINES STUDIOS in Johannesburg is the subject of Shayne Robinson's daily vlog. Walk around and fly around this fantastic building with Shayne's camera! click here to see this project on our website




November 5, 2017
LOT-EK's DRIVELINES STUDIOS LAUNCHES IN JOBURG !


LOT-EK is proud to announce the completion of DRIVELINES STUDIOS- a residential building in the Mooning Precinct in Johannesburg. DRIVELINES' developer - Propertuity - invites you to the launch party during which Ada and Giuseppe will give a talk and sign LOT-EK's latest monograph O+O. We hope to see you there! Click on logo for more information on the launch and and click here to see this project on our website


Novemeber 5, 2017
LOT-EK's CARROLL HOUSE ON DWELL.

LOT-EK's Carroll House featured on DWELL with a story by Michele Koh Morollo and photos by Danny Bright. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.




October 31, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS=OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH REVIEWED IN A DAILY DOSE OF ARCHITECTURE


LOT-EK's O+O monograph was reviewed by John Hill on A Daily Dose of Architecture. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website. - Thank you, John, for such a personal and insightful review!



October 26 - November 10, 2017
LOT-EK IN THE XX BIENAL DE ARQUITECTURA Y URBANISMO IN VALPARAISO, CHILE


LOT-EK is included in the XX Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo in Valparaiso, Chile with Ascensores Valparaiso. Please click on logo to see information on the Bienal and click here to see this project on our website.




October 27, 2017
LOT-EK WINS PUMPKIN PRITZKER !!!


LOT-EK wins the Pumpkin Pritzker at the Center for Architecture event Pumpkitecture with Punk-king. We are happy and proud of our Punk-king. Pumpkins are forever!. Please click on logo to see info about Pumpkin-tecture, click here to read the story on Architecture Digest. and click hereto see this project on our instagram.



October 21, 2017
LOT-EK's CARROLL HOUSE BUILDING OF THE DAY


LOT-EK's Carroll House was Archtober's Building of the Day. Alexander Luckmann tells about the visit and the conversation with owner Joe Carroll and LOT-EK's Project Architect Virgiinie Stolz. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.




October 16, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS=OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH REVIEWED ON DWELL.


LOT-EK's O+O monograph was reviewed by Julia Brenner on DWELL. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.





October 11, 2017
LOT-EK's CARROLL HOUSE ON DESIGNBOOM.


LOT-EK's Carroll House was reviewed on DESIGNBOOM with photos by Danny Bright. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.





October 9, 2017
LOT-EK's CARROLL HOUSE ON CURBED.


LOT-EK's Carroll House was reviewed on CURBED by Tanay Warerkar with photos by Danny Bright. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.





October 19, 2017
LOT-EK's CARROLL HOUSE ON IS ARCHTOBER BUILDING OF THE DAY
LOT-EK's Caroll House is Archtober building of the day on October 19th. Please click on logo for information and tickets






October 4, 2017
LOT-EK INTERVIEWED ON 6SQFT


LOT-EK's Giuseppe Lignano was interviewed by Emily Nonko of 6sqft on sustainibility, upcycling and shipping containers. Please click on logo to see the article





October 4, 2017
LOT-EK's CARROLL HOUSE ON DEZEEN


LOT-EK's Ada Tolla speaks with Dan Howarth of dezeen about Carroll House - the 5,000sf single-family home LOT-EK designed in Brooklyn. Photos by Danny Bright. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.




Septemeber 28, 2017
LOT-EK INTERVIEWED ON BIZCOMMUNITY


LOT-EK's partner Giuseppe Lignano was interviewed by Sindy Peters of Biz Community about designing residential buildings with shipping container and in particular about Drivelines Studios. Drivelines Studios is LOT-EK's first building in South Africa. Drivelines - a 7-floor building with 105 studio apartments and ground floor retail. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.


September 22, 2017
LOT-EK IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

LOT-EK projects are included in a story by Kenneth Rose in The New York Time's Real Estate section on the growing phenomenon of building with shipping contatainers






Septemeber 20, 2017 - 6-8pm @ LOT-EK
LOT-EK INVITES YOU TO A ONE-NIGHT EVENT WITH UP↑CYCLE FILM AND O+O


UP↑CYCLE, a long-form documentary by Tom Piper, tells the story of both the shipping container, a symbol of our hyper-consumptive globalized society, and LOT-EK, whose work in upcycling the container as a building material shows a redemptive way forward, creating beauty and utility from the banal and discarded. Come enjoy a first look at the tantalizing footage captured so far. Ada and Giuseppe will sign copies of O+O to all supporters of the film. 100% of proceeds from the evening sales of the monograph will be donated by LOT-EK to help complete the production of UP↑CYCLE. Donations are 100% tax-deductible through Aubin Pictures, a 501(c)3 organization. Click on logo to learn more about the film. Click here to make a donation to Aubin Pictures and see your name added to the film's supporter credits.

September 1, 2017
LOT-EK's CARROLL HOUSE IS ARCHITECTURAL RECORD's HOUSE OF THE MONTH


LOT-EK's Carroll House is Architectural Record's House of the Month. Features editor Josephine Minutillo discusses this iconic house with LOT-EK's Ada Tolla. Minutillo writes: "LOT-EK [...] designed an eye-catching structure made entirely of shipping containers that has attracted lots of attention in its residential neighborhood in Brooklyn". Photos by Danny Bright. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.


August 29, 2017
LOT-EK’s NEW MONOGRAPH O+O - OBJECTS+OPERATIONS RELEASED TODAY


LOT-EK’s long awaited new monograph O+O (Objects + Operations) was released this morning to bookstores around the US. O+O will be releases in Europe next week; Asia, Africa, Australia and South America week after next. The projects in this book – built, unbuilt, and in-progress; polemical, practical, and in-between - are complemented by photographs from LOT-EK’s multi-year URBANSCAN project, as well as essays by Thomas de Monchaux, interviews with Ada and Giuseppe and graphic design in collaboration with MTWTF. O+O can be also ordered on The Monacelli Press - Amazon - Barnes and Noble and many independent bookshops.

Septemeber 17, 2017
LOT-EK's O+O monograph reviewed on ALTERNET


LOT-EK's O+O (Objects+Operations) monograph is reviewed by Thomas de Moncheaux on ALTERNET. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this book on our website.





August 27, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS+OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH REVIEWED ON THE DAILY BEAST


LOT-EK's O+O (Objects+Operations) monograph is reviewed by Lyne Lucien on The Daily Beast. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this book on our website.





August 26, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS+OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH REVIEWED IN THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS


LOT-EK's O+O (Objects+Operations) monograph is reviewed by Mark Lamster in The Dallas Morning News. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this book on our website.



August 24, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS+OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH REVIEWED IN CASA BRUTUS


LOT-EK's O+O (Objects+Operations) monograph is reviewed by Mika Yoshida and David Imber in Casa Brutus. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this book on our website.





August 2, 2017
LOT-EK's OBJECTS+OPERATIONS MONOGRAPH REVIEWED IN SURFACE MAGAZINE


LOT-EK's O+O (Objects+Operations) monograph is reviewed by Shane Tan in SURFACE magazine. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this book on our website.





July 31, 2017
LOT-EK's IRVING PLACE CARRIAGE HOUSE ON CURBED


LOT-EK's Irving Place carriage house is currently featured on Curbed with a story by Zoe Rosenberg and photos by Danny Bright. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.




July 31, 2017
LOT-EK's IRVING PLACE CARRIAGE HOUSE ON DEZEEN


LOT-EK's Irving Place carriage house is currently featured on Dezeen with a story by Jenna McKnight and photos by Danny Bright. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.




July 20, 2017
LOT-EK's IRVING PLACE CARRIAGE HOUSE ON DWELL

LOT-EK's Irving Place carriage house is currently featured on Dwell with a story by Gabrielle Golenda and photos by Danny Bright. Please click on logo to see the article and click here to see this project on our website.


 

July 6, 2017
LOT-EK’s NEW MONOGRAPH O+O - OBJECTS=OPERATIONS TO BE RELEASED


LOT-EK’s long awaited new monograph O+O (Objects + Operations) is being released on August 29th.The projects in this book – built, unbuilt, and in-progress; polemical, practical, and in-between- are complemented by photographs from LOT-EK’s multi-year URBANSCAN project, as well as essays by Thomas de Monchaux, interviews with Ada and Giuseppe and graphic design in collaboration with MTWTF. O+O can be preordered on The Monacelli Press - Amazon - Barnes and Noble and many independent bookshops.

June 23, 2017
LOT-EK WINS GOLD COAST GATEWAYS WITH HI-LIGHTS

LOT-EK has won the international competition for the Gateways Public Art Commission in Gold Coast, Australia with HI-LIGHTS. LOT-EK was invited to participate in the competition this past fall and was awarded the project on June 13th in collaboration with Sydney-based OF (Office Feuerman). LOT-EK and OF will deliver the project in collaboration with UAP (Urban Art Projects). HI-LIGHTS is centered on the radically adaptive reuse of a seemingly familiar infrastructure. Rethinking the highway light poles as dots that form letters and words, and altering their equally-spaced rhythm into a sudden, dense concentration, HI-LIGHTS puts the Gold Coast’s name in lights through two unique works at the city’s busiest entry points. Click here for more information. Click here to see the project .

May 23, 2017
LOT-EK DESIGNS LITE-SCAPES SF FOR STOREFRONT

LOT-EK designed a special edition of LITE-SCAPES for STOREFRONT' spring benefit.This is a limited edition of 20 light pieces made with clear colored rubber molded in a small appliance (electric toothbrush) packaging insert. These LITE-SCAPES come in 5 colors - only 4 pieces per color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue.LITE-SCAPES SF will be on view at the STOREFRONT benefit tonight and will be for sale also on STOREFRONT's website.This is the first iteration of Storefront Editions, a series of works from the worlds of art, architecture, and design specially commissioned for STOREFRONT annual fundraiser. Get your own LITE-SCAPE SF before they are all gone! Support STOREFRONT! Click here to view on STOREFRONT's website.
 
May 16, 2017
LOT-EK FEATURED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


LOT-EK's co-founder Ada Tolla discusses recent projects - Carroll House in Brooklyn, Qiyun Mountain Camp in China and Drivelines in Johannesburg - with Costas Paris of The Wall Street's Journal in a story titled "Old Containers Find Out-of-the-Box Second Lives". Click here to view.




May 2017
LOT-EK's THE CUBES AT SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN


LOT-EK's "CUBES" at Socrates Sculpture Park wins the NYC Public Design Commission Annual Award of Excellence in Design. The CUBES is scheduled to break ground soon. Click on logo to view. Click here to view the project.



May 2017
LOT-EK FEATURED IN PIN-UP MAGAZINE

LOT-EK’s recent art and architecture projects are profiled by Efe in PIN-UP magazine issue 22 FLOW. Click on logo to view the issue.





April 22, 2017
LOT-EK AT THE AFRICAN MODERNISM(S) SYMPOSIUM


LOT-EK presents Drivelines at the African Modernism(s) symposium organized by the AIA Center for Architecture and Columbia GSAPP's Global Africa Lab. Drivelines is LOT-EK's housing project currently under construction in the Maboneng precinct in Johannesburg, South Africa.The panel starts at 1pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the AIA Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place. Click here for more information.


April 4, 2017
LOT-EK LECTURES AT RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE


LOT-EK speaks about “Upcycling Intelligence” at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of their Spring 2017 lecture series "Positions". The lecture starts at 4:30pm on Tuesday, April 4th 2017 in the Main Gallery of the Greene Building. Click here for more information.




March 10, 2017
LOT-EK LECTURES AT UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

LOT-EK speaks at the University of Johannesburg's GSA (Graduate School of Architecture) as part of the Boogertman+Partners 2017 International Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at the GAP at MOAD, 281 Commissioner St, Maboneng, Johannesburg and starts at 6pm on Friday March 10th. Click here for more information.



FEBRUARY 13, 2017
LOT-EK's APAP PROJECT FEATURED IN "DETAIL KULTUR"


LOT-EK's APAP Open School featured as one of the 12 case studies in Detail Kultur by Christoph a. Kumpusch. Detail Kultur is a book about contemporary architectural details - a case study of mutations. It can be purchased through the Graham Foundation in Mandarin and English Editions. Click here for more information.



January 26 - 29, 2017
LOT-EK's WORK AT ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY

LOT-EK's work is presented by Alden Projects at Art Los Angeles Contemporary Booth D6. Click on logo for more information about the exhibit. Click here for fair hours.
NOVEMBER 2nd - 21st 2016




LOT-EK's T41 - THEATRE FOR ONE AT SIGNATURE THEATRE

LOT-EK's Theatre For One (T41) - created in collaboration with Tony Award winner set designer Christine Jones - is back! The Pershing Square Signature Center on 42nd Street will be hosting T41 in its lobby from November 2nd to November 21st. Artistic Director Christine Jones has created 6 brand new pieces for T41. Click on logo to see complete schedule of shows and events as well as press. Click here to see the project on this site.



OCTOBER 27th 2016
LOT-EK's "CUBES" FOR SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK ON ARCHITECTURAL RECORD


LOT-EK's partner Ada Tolla amd John Hatfiled - director of Socrates Scuplture Park - discuss the new buildig with Alan Brake. Click on logo to see article. Click here to see the project on this site.





OCTOBER 14th 2016
LOT-EK's "CUBES" FOR SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK ON ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER


LOT-EK's partner Ada Tolla in conversation with the Architect's Newspaper on Socrates Sculpture Park. Click on logo to see article. Click here to see the project on this site.





OCTOBER 13th 2016
LOT-EK's THIS SIDE UP EXHIBITION REVIEWED BY BARBARA MACADAM ON ARTNEWS


LOT-EK's THIS SIDE UP exhibition at Alden Projects in New York receives a fantastic review by art critic Barbara MacAdam on ARTNEWS. The exhibition closes this Sunday, October 16th. Click on logo to see article. Click here to see the project on this site.




OCTOBER 2016
LOT-EK's TOTAL PROOF ON DWELL


LOT-EK's exhibition design of TOTAL PROOF at Red Bull Studios has been listed on Dwell. Click on logo to see article.





OCTOBER 7th 2016
LOT-EK's THIS SIDE UP ON ARTFORUM


LOT-EK's exhibition has been listed as a "must see" on ARTFORUM. Click on logo to see article






SEPTEMBER 30th 2016
LOT-EK EXHIBITION DESIGN OF "TOTAL PROOF" OPENS AT REDBULL STUDIOS


LOT-EK has designed the first comprehensive exhibition of Mel Chin's GALA Committee work opening at Red Bull Studios on Friday September 30th. For full information about the exhibition click on logo.




SEPTEMBER 27th 2016
LOT-EK PARTICIPATES IN "WORK IN PROGRESS" AT STOREFRONT


LOT-EK participates in the "Work in Progress" exhibition at Storefront curated by POWERHOUSE and Storefront for Art and Architecture. The exhibition opens on Tuesday September 27th and runs through October 22nd. Click on logo for more information about the exhibition.




SEPTEMBER 26th 2016
LOT-EK's IRVING PLACE CARRIAGE HOUSE PUBLISHED ON DESIGNBOOM

LOT-EK's Irving Place carriage house for artist Markus Linnenbrink and art dealer Cindy Rucker is published today on Designboom with photos by Danny Bright. Click on logo to see article. Click here to see the project on this site.




SEPTEMBER 16th 2016
LOT-EK's "CUBES" FOR SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK ANNOUNCED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

Click on logo to see article. Click here to see the project on this site.





SEPTEMBER 16th 2016
LOT-EK's "CUBES" ANNOUNCED BY SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK AND NYC PARKS DEPARTMENT

LOT-EK's Cubes - a new 2,640 square-foot, two-story building that will become a permanent home for Socrates Sculpture Park - was announced by Socrates and the Parks Departments of New York City to be built in 2017. Click on logo to link to Socrates website. Click here to see the project on this site.


SEPTEMBER 16th 2016
LOT-EK's "CUBES" FOR SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK ANNOUNCED ON ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER


Click on logo to see article. Click here to see the project on this site.





SEPTEMBER 16th 2016
LOT-EK's "CUBES" FOR SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK ANNOUNCED ON THE ART NEWSPAPER


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SEPTEMBER 16th 2016
LOT-EK's "CUBES" FOR SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK ANNOUNCED ON ARTFORUM

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SEPTEMBER 16th 2016
LOT-EK's "CUBES" FOR SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK ANNOUNCED ON ARTNET NEWS


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SEPTEMBER 9th 2016
LOT-EK's EXHIBITION "THIS SIDE UP" IN ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER


LOT-EK’s exhibition at Alden Projects - ↑ THIS SIDE UP ↑ - is announced in The Architect Newspaper. The article offers a slideshow of a few of the pieces included in the exhibition. Click on the logo to access the article.




SEPTEMBER 9th 2016
LOT-EK's EXHIBITION "THIS SIDE UP" OPENS AT ALDEN PROJECTS


LOT-EK’s exhibition opens on Friday September 9th, 6-8pm at Alden Projects in the Lower East Side - 34 Orchard Street, New York. The exhibition features recent artwork by LOT-EK based on our URBANSCAN and new laser-cut drawings on upcycled cardboard boxes. Click on the logo to read a press release on the show on the Alden Projects website.



AUGUST 2016
LOT-EK's SECOND MILK BAR STORE STARTS CONSTRUCTION


LOT-EK's second Milk Bar store on Mott Street starts construction and it is scheduled to open in mid-September. The collaboration continues with 3 more stores planned for New York, one in Las Vegas and more in the near future. We will soon announce opening dates and details on the on-going collaboration



JULY 25th 2016
LOT-EK’s IRVING PLACE PUBLISHED IN NEW YORK MAGAZINE

LOT-EK’s Irving Place will be published in New York Magazine on Monday July 25th with a story by Wendy Goodman and photographs by Annie Schlecter. LOT-EK renovated a carriage house on Irving Place in Brooklyn with the addition of a penthouse on top as the new residence for artist Markus Linnenbrink and art dealer Cindy Rucker. Click on the logo to see the article. Click here to see the project on this site.


JULY 2016
LOT-EK’s PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN QIYUN MOUNTAIN CAMP SOFT OPENING


LOT-EK's public buildings within the Qiyun Mountain Camp in China are almost all completed. There will be a soft opening of the market area this month and the entire park is scheduled to open in mid-October. Click here to see construction photos.




MAY 15th 2016
LOT-EK HOSTS INTERN'S EVENT WITH MARTINELLI LUCE


LOT-EK hosts one of INTERN's international events in connection with the ICFF. The event starts at 5pm on May 15th. to learn more please click on logo.





APRIL 2016
LOT-EK COLLABORATES WITH MADE IN CLOISTER FOUNDATION


LOT-EK’s partner Giuseppe Lignano is collaborating in the launch of Made in Cloister - new center for contemporary art and design in Naples. Giuseppe is part of the board of advisors of this new exciting institution in Naples. Made in Cloister will feature also a food space with furniture designed by Chris Rucker and curated by LOT-EK. Made in Cloister will open in May with an exhibition of Laurie Anderson’s art work curated by the Fondazione Tramontano. For more information about Made in Cloister click on the logo.

APRIL 14th-17th 2016
LOT-EK's WHITENESS PROJECT "INTERSECTION OF I" INSTALLATION OPENS AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL


LOT-EK designed site-specific installation “Intersection of I” is the world preview of the Whiteness Project. It will run within Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscape at the Spring Studios in Tribeca from April 14th to the 17th. For more information about the installation click on the Tribeca Film Festival logo.


APRIL 2016
LOT-EK DESIGNS MEL CHIN'S NEW YORK RETROSPECTIVE


LOT-EK is collaborating with artist Mel Chin and curator Manon Slome on the artist’s retrospective scheduled to open in New York in the fall. The exhibition will be the most comprehensive to date and will include a variety of work from large scale installations to sculpture, paintings, drawings as well as video and film. LOT-EK's design will transform a 35,000SF location which will be announced together with opening date later this summer.


APRIL 2016
LOT-EK's FIRST MILK BAR STORE SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN APRIL


LOT-EK's first Milk Bar store is scheduled to open at the end of April in Chelsea. This will be the first store of a series and will reveal the new identity that Milk Bar and LOT-EK have been working on for the past year. The collaboration continues with 3 more stores planned for New York, one in Las Vegas and more in the near future. We will soon announce opening dates and details on the on-going collaboration


MARCH 2016
LOT-EK’s WATER HUB SITES ON STATEN ISLAND SOUTH SHORE SHORTLISTED

LOT-EK’s water hubs get one step closer to reality. As a first step in the development of the Living Breakwaters project headed by Scape a few sites have been shortlisted and the final site will soon be firmed up. Programming and sizing is also progressing and funding is being secured. Check back for more updates on this exciting project. Click here to see the project. Click here for general news on Rebuild By Design.


FEBRUARY 11th 2016
LOT-EK PARTICIPATES IN ARCHITECTURE LEAGUE'S EMERGING VOICES CELEBRATION


LOT-EK's Ada Tolla will participate in pecha-kucha style panel organized by the Architecture League to commemorate 30 years of Emerging Voices. The panel will be held at Parsons School of Design’s- Starr Foundation Hall, 63 Fifth Avenue, room #U102 at 6pm




FEBRUARY 2016
LOT-EK COMPLETES 91 IRVING PLACE

LOT-EK’s 91 Irving Place is done! And artist Markus Linnenbrink, gallerist Cindy Rucker and daughter Estlin have moved in. Everybody is very excited. We will update the project with photographs soon .




JANUARY 2016
LOT-EK’s PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN QIYUN MOUNTAIN CAMP BREAK GROUND


LOT-EK designed a series of public buildings and facilities for the Qiyun Mountain Camp in China and fabrication has started. Prefabrication of all container modules has already started and foundations are being poured on site. Installation on site is scheduled for this summer. Click hereto see construction photos.



JANUARY 2016
LOT-EK STARTS COLLABORATION WITH WHITENESS PROJECT


LOT-EK is collaborating with Whitney Dow on his ongoing Whiteness Project. The Whiteness Project is a multi-platform media project that examines both the concept of whiteness itself and how those who identify as “white” process their ethnic identity. The Project is a powerful story-based record of how whiteness is lived in America, supported by hard demographic data that will engender debate about the role of whiteness in our society, and encourage white Americans to become fully vested participants in the ongoing debate about the role of race in American society. For more information on the Whiteness Project please click on the logo.

JANUARY 2016
LOT-EK's DRIVELINES STUDIOS GROUND BREAK


LOT-EK’s Drivelines Studios in the Maboneng precinct of Johannesburg is finally becoming reality. This month demolition and site preparation has started and a poster size rendering of the building has been posted on site announcing the imminent construction, scheduled to start this spring … or better southern hemisphere fall.



NOVEMBER 20th 2015
LOT-EK SPEAKS AT COOPER UNION'S OPEN CITY SYMPOSIUM


LOT-EK will contribute ideas of urban upcycle at the OPEN CITY Existential Urbanity symposium organized by Cooper Union's Professor Diane Lewis. Giuseppe will be part of panel two "Templum: the Ancient in the Present" at 11.15am - New Museum, Sky Room. Click on logo for more info.




OCTOBER 19th 2015
LOT-EK ASSOCIATES SARA VALENTE AND MARCELO ERTORTEGUY AT PENCHA KUCHA


LOT-EK's long-time associates Sara Valente and Marcelo Ertorteguy - who also head STEREOTANK - will present at their "inhabitable instruments" at Pecha Kucha at Kinfolk 94 - 6.30pm. Click on STEREOTANK LOGO to see more of their projects. Click on STEREOTANK logo to see more of their projects.



OCTOBER 15th, 2015
LOT-EK INCLUDED IN 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF AARHUS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE


LOT-EK's work is featured in Liquid Spaces. The book features a wide spectrum of unconventional environments ranging from experimental installations to complex productions. Each one of these spaces plays with the boundaries of human perception, triggering sensual encounters that activate the senses in surprising ways.



OCTOBER 14th 2015
LOT-EK ASSOCIATES SARA VALENTE AND MARCELO ERTORTEGUY'S M | LAB OPENS

LOT-EK's long-time associates Sara Valente and Marcelo Ertorteguy - who also head STEREOTANK - have designed m | Lab - a collaboration with ARUP's sound lab. The installation opens at 6pm at Bow Tie cinemas Chelsea within the openhousenewyork festival. Click on STEREOTANK LOGO to see more of their projects. Click on STEREOTANK logo to see more of their projects.


OCTOBER 8th, 2015
LOT-EK LECTURES AT STUDIO X MUMBAI


LOT-EK and Mario Gooden will present their projects in the Maboneng Precinct of Johannesburg, South Africa at Studio X Mumbai at 6.30pm. LOT-EK's DRIVELINES STUDIOS residential building in the precinct is schduled to break ground this fall. Click on logo for more information on the lecture and go to residential projects to see renderings of the building.



OCTOBER 1st, 2015
LOT-EK's SPACIOUS INCLUDED IN "DESIGN AFFORDABILITY" AT THE CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE


LOT-EK's project Spacious is part of the exhibition curated by Marc Norman - opening at 7pm. Designing Affordability presents 23 case studies that address ways of reducing costs without compromising design quality. Affordable housing typically refers to policy initiatives that ensure that residents at a certain income can qualify for housing units, but affordability is a broader concept. The exhibition examines how architects, engineers, planners, policy makers, tenants, and homeowners are crafting innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing by rethinking how we build, maintain, and occupy structures.

JULY 2015
LOT-EK STARTS COLLABORATION WITH MOMOFUKU MILK BAR


LOT-EK will be the designer of Milk Bar's expanding retail presence in New York and beyond. After a limited though fruitful collaboration for Milk Bar's corner within Band of Outsiders flagship store in Soho, Milk Bar's Christina Tosi and Ada and Giuseppe have agreed to create a new retail identity building upon Milk Bar's already mythical presence in New York City. We are now working on 3 new spaces in Manhattan sheduled to open in 2016. Stay tuned! Check our and Milk Bar's websites for delicious news.

JULY 2015
LOT-EK IS IN THE ARCHITECTURE LEAGUE'S 30 YEARS OF EMERGING VOICES FRESH OFF THE PRESS


LOT-EK was included in the new publication from the Architectural League "30 Years of Emerging Voices" in the section 1999-2003. Ada and Giuseppe were honored by the Emerging Voices selection back in 1999. Click on the League's logo to learn more and order the book at a discounted rate.


JUNE 5th 2015
LOT-EK's DEFENDS ONE OF SEVEN MOST HATED BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD


Ada joins Daniel Liebeskind, Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Annabelle Selldorf, Amanda Levete and Vincent Van Duysen in defending some of the world's most hated buidings. Ada speaks about the Vele di Scampia in Naples, Italy. Cick on New York Times logo to see the article.




MAY 23 2015
LOT-EK's THEATRE FOR ONE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTS & LEISURE


Theater For One is again in the news with its current run at the Wolrd Financial Center in Lower Manhattan. T41 was designed by LOT-EK for set designer Christine Jones in 2008 - Click on logo to read review - or click here to see T41 on our website



APRIL 15 2015
LOT-EK's PARTNER ADA TOLLA AT STOREFRONT ON TEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE


Ada participates in the panel discussion "Manifesto Series: .TEMP Architecture" at Storefront. Panelists include Izaskun Chinchilla, Adam Frampton, Basar Girit, Jason Klimoski, David Eugin Moon, Ada Tolla, and Dong Ping Wong. Click on Storefront logo for more information.




APRIL 1 / MAY 19 2015
LOT-EK FEATURED IN AMIE SIEGEL'S THE ARCHITECTS SHOWING AT STOREFRONT


Commissioned to Amie Siegel by Storefront for Art and Architecture as part of OfficeUS , the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 International Architecture Biennale. The Architects cuts transversally through the city of New York, moving through ten architecture studios—from Fifth Avenue to downtown to Brooklyn- unveiling the operational territories and landscapes of global architecture production. LOT-EK's studio sticks out with its bold colors, background music and animated conversations.


APRIL 2015
LOT-EK COMMISSIONED TO DESIGN PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN QIYUN MOUNTAIN CAMP - CHINA


LOT-EK is part of the design team for the largest extreme sports and adventure park being planned in China. The 60-acre park is located at the foot of the Qiyun Mountain where Taoism was started in the 6th century BC . LOT-EK was commissioned by the developer of the park to design all the public facilities within the park: a 5,000SF Entrance Pavilion followed immediately by 35,000SF Market Street; a 15,000SF Restaurant Plaza on one of the park's hills overlooking the river; a 5,000SF Aquatic Sports Pier in one of the park's lakes.

MARCH 2015
LOT-EK INCLUDED IN MARC KUSHNER'S "THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE IN 100 BUILDINGS FOR TED"


LOT-EK's APAP openshool is one of the 100 buildings selected by Marc Kushner for this TED publication. Through his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media, architect and Architizer.com founder Marc Kushner highlights 100 buildings, and the questions they seem to ask of us: How can we live smaller? Can a building breathe? With stunning photography and stories of architectural wonder from across the globe, The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings illustrates the rapidly evolving world of architecture in the digital age.

MARCH 2015
LOT-EK INCLUDED IN "LIQUID SPACES" PUBLISHED BY GESTALTEN


LOT-EK work is included in Liquid Spaces which features a wide spectrum of unconventional environments ranging from experimental installations to complex productions. Each one of these spaces plays with the boundaries of human perception, triggering sensual encounters that activate the senses in surprising ways.



MARCH 2015
LOT-EK INCLUDED IN "THE NEW NOMADS" PUBLISHED BY GESTALTEN


LOT-EK work is included in The New Nomads which features Mobility as the ultimate new form of freedom: freedom from routine, traditional values, and geographic restraints. Today's creatives thrive on a lifestyle that enables them to work six months in a shared office in Berlin, spend the summer in a caravan in Chile, and show up in time for their next project at a temporary desk in New York.


MARCH 2015
LOT-EK AT STUDIO X JOHHANESBURG


LOT-EK workshop with Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano + Thomas de Monchaux, facilitated by Lorenzo Nassimbeni. The workshop brings together 12 Master's degree students from GSAPP in NY with 12 Master's degree students from WITS in JB. They will engage in DESIGN SPEED DATING through which they will share their work and discuss the impetus, ideas and process that
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FEBRUARY 2015
LOT-EK PARTNERS WITH GOOGLE FOR NEW MOBILE RETAIL PROGRAM


LOT-EK is partnering with Google to develop a new mobile retail program for Project Ara. The Project Ara team will launch an open hardware platform and marketplace to enable a new category of customizable devices that will serve as an alternative to today’s smartphone. Read about Project Ara by clicking on the Google logo.



FEBRUARY 2015
LOT-EK ASSOCIATES SARA VALENTE AND MARCELO ERTORTEGUY OPEN HEARTBEAT IN TIMES SQUARE


LOT-EK's long-time associates Sara Valente and Marcelo Ertorteguy - who also head STEREOTANK - will open their Heartbeat project in Times Square on Monday February 9th at 11am with performance by Mantra Percussion. To learn more about HeartBeat, click on the Times Square logo. Click on STEREOTANK LOGO to see more of their projects. Click on STEREOTANK logo to see more of their projects. 


JANUARY 2015
LOT-EK IS FEATURED IN THE ARCHITECTS


Commissioned to Amie Siegel by Storefront for Art and Architecture as part of OfficeUS , the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 International Architecture Biennale. The Architects cuts transversally through the city of New York, moving through ten architecture studios—from Fifth Avenue to downtown to Brooklyn- unveiling the operational territories and landscapes of global architecture production. LOT-EK's studio sticks out with its bold colors, background music and animated conversations.


DECEMBER 2014
LOT-EK's REBUILD BY DESIGN PROJECT WITH SCAPE AWARDED FUNDS


LOT-EK's and SCAPE's winning proposal for Rebuild By Design receives $60,000,000 in federal funds for implementation. The team will be developing this exciting project in the coming months -- with LOT-EK developing the Water Hubs aspect for the local and metropolitan community.




NOVEMBER 15, 2014
LOT-EK SPEAKS AT SPOLIA SYMPOSIUM AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY


Ada and Giuseppe will speak at SPOLIA organized by Cornell's AAP (Architecture Art Planning). The symposium will explore the subject of the ancient phenomenon of spolia and its relevance to our present need for more sustainable and resilient human patterns of habitation. The purpose of the symposium is to examine these complicated but productive relationships embedded in spolia in order to better understand its potential in contemporary design practice, art, history and preservation, material science, and formation of culture. Click on logo for more information.

OCTOBER 16, 2014
LOT-EK DESIGNED BAND OF OUTSIDERS FLAGSHIP STORE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES


LOT-EK is proud to announce that the Band Of Outsiders' flagship store at 70 Wooster Street in New York was covered in the New York Times. This is the second store LOT-EK designed, as part of an on-going collaboration with the brand. (Band's first store was completed in Tokyo last fall). Please click on the logo to read the New York Times article.



OCTOBER 2014
LOT-EK SPEAKS AT THE REINVENTION CONFERENCE IN DC


Giuseppe will present LOT-EK's residential case studies at this year's REINVENTION conference 'SHELTER LAB' on October 14th. The conference is organized by Architect magazine, Residential Architect magazine and AIADC. For more information and registration click, on the logo




OCTOBER 2014
LOT-EK HOSTS ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE'S FIRST FRIDAY

LOT-EK will host Architectural League's first Friday at our studio on Chrystie Street on October 10th. For more information and tickets, please click on the Architectural League logo.






SEPTEMBER 26th, 2014
LOT-EK IS INCLUDED IN JEFFEREY DEITCH'S "LIVE THE ART"

LOT-EK is proud to be part of Jeffrey Deitch's book Live the Art. LOT-EK had a remarkable presence at Deitch Projects with projects such as "TV-TANK" and "X-STATIC PROCESS with Steven Klein and Madonna. Deitch states: “Deitch Projects was not meant to be an art gallery. The concept was simple. We would not operate as a gallery but would become a commercial version of the ‘project room’ that the Museum of Modern Art and a number of other American Museums had
established in the ‘70s and ‘80s.” The book is available on Amazon. Click logo to link to Amazon.


SEPTEMBER 2014
LOT-EK DESIGNED BAND OF OUTSIDERS NYC FLAGSHIP STORE NOW OPEN AT 70 WOOSTER STREET IN SOHO

LOT-EK is proud to announce the opening of Band Of Outsiders' flagship store at 70 Wooster Street in New York. This is the second store LOT-EK designed as part of an ongoing collaboration with the brand (Band's first store opened in Tokyo last fall).




JUNE-JULY 2014
LOT-EK IN MoMA's EXHIBITION OF NEW ACQUISITIONS OM ARCHITECTURE COLLECTION


LOT-EK is proud to announce that our APAP OpenSchool model and drawings were acquired by MoMA's Committee for the Department of Architecture and Design, as part of the museum's permanent collection, and are included in the New Acquisition show opening on June 2nd.




JUNE 2014
LOT-EK LECTURES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PAVIA AND UNIVERSITY OF BRESCIA

LOT-EK will lecture at the Univesirty of Pavia - School of Architecture on June 4th and at the University of Brescia - School of Architecture on June 5th.





JUNE 2014
LOT-EK AT THE VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

LOT-EK is part of the OFFICE US exhibition at the American Pavilion of the Architecture Biennale in Venice. The exhibition opens on June 7th and runs through November 23rd.





JUNE 2014
LOT-EK IS COMISSIONED MIXED-USED BUILDING IN JOHANNESBURG'S MABONENG PRECINCT


Propertuity - a leading real estate development firm in urban regeneration - has commissioned LOT-EK a new building with a mix of retail and residential units for a total 7,000 square meters (75,000 square feet). The building will contribute to furthering the regeneration of the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. Over the last few years Maboneng has rapidly become one of the most interesting areas in the South African metropolis for its alternative cultural and commercial life, now adding also coveted housing. Click on the logo for more information on Maboneng. 

MAY 2014
LOT-EK WINS REBUILD BY DESIGN COMPETITION, AS PART OF TEAM LED BY SCAPE

Our team - headed by SCAPE landscape architecture - is one of the winners of the Rebuild By Design competition, initiated by HUD. Our team's proposal - Living Breakwaters - seeks to revitalize the south shore of Staten Island as an example of an integrated strategy for our battered national coastline. Click on the RBD logo for more information.



APRIL 2014
LOT-EK IS COMISSIONED TO DEVELOP CONCEPT FOR SPACIOUS "CO-WORKING HOTEL"

SPACIOUS founder Preston Pesek commissioned LOT-EK to design a new hotel concept - a co-working hotel where rooms are converted into private offices, and a multi-level atrium serves as an urban-scale shared working environment. Click on logo for more information on SPACIOUS


 

APRIL 2014
LOT-EK's APAP MODEL AND DRAWINGS ACQUIRED BY MoMA

LOT-EK is proud to announce that our APAP OpenSchool model and drawings were acquired by MoMA's Committee for the Department of Architecture and Design as part of the museum's permanent collection.




APRIL 2014
LOT-EK HONORED WITH THE 2014 LAWRENCE ISRAEL PRIZE


The Interior Design department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has named Ada and Giuseppe recipients of the 2014Lawrence Israel Prize. Endowed by architect Lawrence J. Israel, the prize is given annually to an individual or firm whose ideas and work enrich FIT Interior Design students’ course of study. Past honorees include Roman and Williams (2013), Diller Scofidio + Renfro (2012), David Rockwell, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis and Billie Tsien. In recognition of the honor, Ada & Giuseppe will lecture at FIT on Tuesday, April 22. Click on image for more information.

MARCH 2014
LOT-EK PARTICIPATES IN LAUNCH OF STUDIO-X JOHANNESBURG


Celebrating the launch of the newest node in the Studio-X Global Network, Ada & Giuseppe will participate three days of events, including a launch party, lectures, workshops, and an exhibition opening. Please click on the image for more information.




DECEMBER 2013 / APRIL 2014
LOT-EK DESIGNS ERASMUS EFFECT EXHIBITION FOR MAXXI


Erasmus Effect investigates the progressive acceleration that the phenomenon of “migrant” Italian architecture has undergone in recent decades. From the work of established international firms, to the projects and built works of young Italian studios, the exhibition sheds light on both the work itself, as well as the dense network of collaborations and trans-national ateliers born in the wake of the "Erasmus generation". The show will run through April 6, 2014. For a review of the exhibit, please click on the image.

NOVEMBER 2013
LOT-EK TO DESIGN NEW YORK CITY RETAIL SHOP AND SHOWROOM FOR BAND OF OUTSIDERS

Our ongoing collaboration with Band of Outsiders will now extend to designing the fashion brand’s first US retail store in Soho, which includes a showroom and offices. The opening is scheduled for spring/summer 2014.




NOVEMBER 2013
HUD SELECTS OUR REBUILD BY DESIGN PROJECT TO MOVE FORWARDS


Last summer, President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, led by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), sponsored the Rebuild by Design competition. The goal was to challenge design professionals to envision solutions to increase resilience in the region. For the last three months, LOT-EK has been working on a team, led by our colleagues at SCAPE Landscape Architecture, to develop 5 ideas, leveraging in-depth analysis and conversations with people living in affected areas. Our project was one of 10 selected by HUD to move forward!! Click on the RBD logo for more information.

OCTOBER 2013
LOT-EK DESIGNED FIRST STORE FOR BAND OF OUTSIDERS OPENS IN TOYKO

LOT-EK collaborated with Band of Outsiders to develop and execute the brand’s global retail presence, beginning with their first shop, in the Sendagaya neighborhood of Tokyo. The centerpiece of the store is a massive, modular steel mechanism nicknamed “The Monster” – a conglomeration of 28 arms that extend from its center to anchor every fixture in the store –hanging racks, display cases, two fitting rooms, dress forms, and a checkout register. Each arm moves along concentric tracks, allowing the entire layout of the store to be re-configured in multiple ways.

AUGUST 2013
THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS ON PROGRESS OF PIER 57


Stephen Heyman of the NYT discusses plans to leverage upcycled shipping container as a fresh, new marketplace of “Incuboxes”. In April, New York City approved the plan to turn the crumbling Pier 57 at 15th Street and the Hudson River into a 425,000-square-foot food, retail and cultural center, complete with a permanent rooftop outpost for the Tribeca Film Festival. See the article at https://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/a-new-york-pier-with-shops-in-a-box/?_r=0.


JULY 2013
TEAM LED BY LOT-EK+SCAPE NAMED HONORABLE MENTION FOR FAR ROC COMPETITION


Developed with Sherwood Engineers and James Lima Planning, the project integrates coastal protection strategies with an open space network to create a co-habitat for people and marine life. A series of floodable platforms and inhabitable secondary dunes are shaped to protect key site infrastructure, parking and utilities. In between are dynamic floodable coastal scrub gardens – designed to absorb overtopping and provide desirable beach views for all residential units. The iconic Rockaways bungalow as resilient typology: a new concrete topographic & infrastructural base below is topped by prefabricated steel modular units.

JULY 2013
NEW RETAIL SHOP FOR BAND OF OUTSIDERS UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON TOKYO!


The LOT-EK team just returned from a busy trip supervising construction of the first retail shop and presence in Japan for Band of Outsiders. The grand opening in the Sendagaya area of Tokyo is scheduled for October 2013. For more information on Band of Outsiders, please visit www.bandofoutsiders.com/.



APRIL 2013
LOT-EK FEATURED IN RE-CYCLE EXHIBITION @ PIERREVIVES

LOT-EK is featured in the exhibition RE-CYCLE: Strategies for Architecture, City and Planet at Pierresvives, in Montpellier, France. The exhibition, drawn from a successful showing last year at MAXXI Architettura in Rome, will display exemplary projects involving the recycling of architecture, cities and landscapes together with works by artists, photographers and media producers. The show will run through July 31, 2013. For more information, please visit http://pierresvives.herault.fr/.


MARCH 2013
APAP OPENSCHOOL IS AN ARCHITIZER A+ AWARD JURY WINNER


Architizer recently inaugurated their new architectural award program, the Architizer A+ Awards and APAP OpenSchool was a winner! The A+ Awards received entries from a 100 countries and represents the best of architecture and design worldwide. Jury winners are chosen by a panel of architects such as Charles Renfro, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as people from beyond architecture, including Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA). Winners are selected for “recognition based on excellence in Form, Function, Innovation, Intent & Reality”. 


JANUARY 2013
LOT-EK HEADLINES INAGURAL BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK DESIGN 2013


Ada and Giuseppe join designers and creative executives across a variety of disciplines at Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013. Their session – with Thom Mayne, Jeanne Gang, Peter Walker of PWP Landscape Architecture, and Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation – is titled “Cities” and will explore ways to make cities more resilient, more liveable, and more sustainable. Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013 will take place on Monday, January 14, 2013, at the deYoung museum in San Francisco. See the complete schedule and additional information at http://conference.businessweek.com/design.


JANUARY 2013
LOT-EK HEADLINES INAGURAL BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK DESIGN 2013
Pier 57 CLEARS IMPORTANT MILESTONE

Pier 57 recently earned enthusiastic support from NYC’s Community Board 4, setting the stage for the development of this waterfront space to move forward! Our design uses upcycled shipping containers to transform the vacant pier into a vibrant marketplace with restaurants and retail shops. Pier 57 is located on the Hudson River, at 15th Street, in the Chelsea/MeatPacking neighborhoods. In addition to the retail shops and restaurants, the overhauled pier will include an open rooftop space that will be used by the TriBeCa Film Festival for outdoor screenings and other cultural events.


DECEMBER 2012
APAP AND WHITNEY STUDIO FEATURED ON DESIGNBOOM


We are happy to note that APAP OpenSchool and Whitney Studio were recently published on designboom, an independent publication dedicated to architecture and design.




NOVEMBER 2012
FROM MPD >>>>> THE LES!

Our NYC studio recently relocated to the Lower East Side, after 20 years in the Meatpacking District! The new studio is on Chrystie Street, between Stanton and Rivington Streets. It's a cozy neighborhood that is one of the oldest in the city. Once known as Delancey Farm in the late 1700’s, the Lower East Side has long been home to NYC’s immigrant working-class and is considered one of the most ethnically diverse areas of New York City. The neighborhood has recently become home to numerous contemporary art galleries. Our new address is: 181 Chrystie St. #2 New York, NY 10002. Phone: +1.212.255.9326 Fax: 212.255.2988.


OCTOBER 2012
BREUER MEETS LOT-EK IN ARCHITECT MAGAZINE


Architect Magazine has featured our Whitney Studio project in the October 2012 issue! Writer Ian Volner describes the process of designing an education studio structure to fit in the courtyard of the Whitney Museum’s landmark Marcel Breur building. The article is illustrated with sections and plans of the structure, along with beautiful photographs by Danny Bright and Ian Allen.

 

OCTOBER 2012
LOT-EK PARTICIPATES IN COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GSAPP SCREENING & DISCUSSION


Conceptual photographer and writer Allan Sekula presents Box: The Forgotten Space (2010), a film essay co-directed by Noël Burch. The award-winning documentary based on Sekula’s critical work, Fish Story, explores the contemporary maritime world in relation to global trade. In particular, the effects of shipping containers, "those brightly colored, corrugated metal boxes that have changed the way goods are transported around the world — on land." Along with the filmmaker, Ada and Giuseppe will participate in a discussion moderated by Victoria de Grazia. The screening will take place on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 6:30pm in Columbia University’s Miller Theater.

OCTOBER 2012
THE WHITNEY STUDIO FEATURED AS AN ARCHTOBER 2012 BUILDING OF THE DAY

The Whitney Studio will be featured in Archtober, New York City's Architecture and Design Month. This second annual month-long festival of architectural programs and exhibitions will take place during the month of October, and is sponsored by AIANY. Archtober presents tours, lectures, films and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The Archtober "Building of the Day" celebrates contemporary and iconic architecture in New York City, with daily on site tours, free and open to the public, led by the architect(s). The Archtober 2012 schedule of events, including the "Building of the Day" calendar, can be found at

SEPTEMBER 2012
LOT-EK TO DESIGN NEW RETAIL SHOP FOR BAND OF OUTSIDERS IN TOKYO


We are pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration with clothing designer Band of Outsiders! For this initial project, the LOT-EK team is designing the store and presence for Band of Outsiders’ first retail operation in Japan.




SEPTEMBER 2012
TASCHEN'S ARCHITECTURE NOW ! 8, FEATURES APAP OPENSCHOOL


Architecture Now! 8 reviews new and exciting projects completed and under construction in the whole world. No style, no building type is ignored, making this volume a true compendium of what anybody interested in buildings today needs to know. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the best of what architecture has to offer… Now! For anyone interested in the zeitgeist and building design in the 21st century, the Architecture Now! series is an essential work of reference. Easy-to-navigate illustrated A–Z entries include current and recent projects, biographies, contact information, and websites.


SEPTEMBER 2012
WEINER TOWNHOUSE FEATURED IN ARCHITECTURE FROM COMISSION TO CONSTRUCTION


This book, by author Jennifer Hudson, provides a study of the design and construction processes behind 25 leading contemporary buildings. Covering a broad range of international projects, the book illustrates the working methods and creative concerns of international architects. Every stage of each project is included, from the demands of the original brief, through early sketches and design development to investigation of building regulations and collaboration with engineers, contractors, builders and clients. Each project is presented through an explanatory overview, sketches, details, renderings, models and construction shots, all captioned in great technical detail. 

JULY 2012
OUR VA BOOKS NOTED AS A TOP NYC BOOKSTORE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM

This summer, the popular architectural blog, A Daily Dose of Architecture, listed Van Alen Books as one of the top 10 architecture bookstores! Here’s what author, architect and critic John had to say about the shop:“The only bookstore in NYC devoted to architecture and design (since Urban Center books closed in 2010) is this small storefront space designed by LOT-EK that incorporates tiered seats for events. Van Alen bookstore opened in late April 2011, and its initial selection is small but very good.” Please support small and local bookstores like Van Alen Books, 30 West 22nd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues).


MAY 15, 2012
LOT-EK LECTURES AT ASPEN ART MUSEUM


Ada and Giuseppe will lecture at the Aspen Art Museum on Thursday, May 15th at 6pm. The lecture is part of the museum's architecture lecture series.




MAY 2012
LOT-EK's OWN ADA FEATURED IN MORE MAGAZINE

This fun editorial, “Architects of Style”, explores the sartorial influences of six architects (Ada, along with Mabel Wilson, Galia Solomonoff, Mimi Hoang, Lauren Rottet and Lise Anne Couture). They sampled the latest spring fashion, while describing their own personal style. Each architect was photographed in a space she designed. Ada appears in the Russell-Fontanez apartment, which was featured in the November 2011 issue of Dwell.


APRIL 2012
LOT-EK LECTURES AT MIT

Ada and Giuseppe lectured at MIT's School of Architecure and Planning, as part of the Public Lecture Series on April 12th. They presented LOT-EK O+O (Objects and Operations).




APRIL 2012
LOT-EK's WHITNEY STUDIO REVIEWED ON THE DESIGN OBSERVER


Mark Lamster talks about how "This black-and-yellow box sits unapologetically in the moat of the Breuer building" and how "like the Breuer it is a tough and idiosyncratic block that somehow manages a strong sense of humanity." He comments that "the museum has finally managed to sneak an entire new building right under Breuer's projecting facade. Symbolically it's perfect: it looks like a giant shipping crate, which is precisely what it is."


MARCH 2012
LOT-EK's WHITNEY STUDIO FEATURED ON ARTINFO.com


Janelle Zara discusses the artistic inspiration and intentions behind the conception of this 2-level, 600 SQFT minimalist cube upcycled from 6 shipping containers and specifically designed to fit the Whitney’s moat by entry bridge. The Studio is scheduled to open in early April, and will remain for the next 3 years.(click on image to see article)



MARCH 2012
LOT-EK's WHITNEY STUDIO FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES


The Whitney Studio, an art education space commissioned by the Whitney Museum, is featured in a special New York Times section titled “Museums”. The article - “From Show and Look to Show and Teach”, by Carol Vogel - discusses how museums have extended their reach into education by developing special spaces and programs to fit those needs. The Studio will function as a classroom for art-making workshops and lectures. The Whitney Studio is scheduled to open in early April, and will remain for the next 3 years (click on image to see article)


MARCH 2012
LOT-EK PARTICIPATES IN RISK @ UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN


Ada & Giuseppe will lecture and participate in RISK, at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Planning. The event is part of a series of conferences which explore current predicaments in urban planning and architecture. RISK will include architects, designers, planners, developers, artists and academics participating in a series of five panels. RISK: March 30th, 10am to 6pm, Rackham Auditorium, 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI.


FEBRUARY 2012
LOT-EK FEATURED IN ARCHITECT MAGAZINE


For their monthly “Studio Visit”, ARCHITECT drops by LOT-EK to discuss the intersection of art and architecture.





JANUARY 2012
LOT-EK JOINS THE FACULTY OF MIT


Ada and Giuseppe have joined the faculty of MIT's Graduate School of Architecture and Planning for the Spring 2012 semester. The studio - LOT-EK O+O (Objects + Operations) - will investigate the expansion of LOT-EK's object-based adaptive reuse technology to the airplane fuselage and the municipal-size water tank. Ada and Giuseppe will also lecture at MIT on April 12th.



DECEMBER 2011- MAY 2012
LOT-EK FEATURED IN MAXXI EXHIBITION

Re-Cycle, Strategies for Architecture, the City and the Planet is being presented at- MAXXI Architettura, Rome, Italy, from 12/1/ 2011 to 4/29/2012. The exhibit is devoted to exemplary projects involving the recycling of architecture, cities and landscapes, together with works by artists, photographers and media producers. The selected work presents recycling as one of the greatest stimuli for creative innovation.



DECEMBER 2011
LOT-EK's OWN ADA AND GIUSEPPE NAMED USA BOOTH FELLOWS OF ARCHITECTURE


In December, United States Artists announced their USA Fellows for 2011. Ada and Giuseppe are very proud to be added to the growing list of artists recognized for their ongoing contribution to architecture and design. USA, founded in 2005, is a grant-making, artist-advocacy organization dedicated to supporting America’s finest artists working across diverse disciplines. USA Fellows are chosen through a highly competitive nomination, application and peer-review process. Experts across all disciplines and representing all 50 states are asked to nominate artists to apply for the award. 


DECEMBER 2011
LOT-EK's WEINER TOWNHOUSE SELECTED AS ONE OF DWELL'S TOP 10 BEST HOMES IN AMERICA


This annual special issue takes readers on a visual ride through 13 homes that represent the very best in modern design and American ingenuity. The Weiner Townhouse, in New York City’s West Village, was featured in Dwell’s April 2010 issue.



DECEMBER 21st, 2011
LOT-EK's GIUSEPPE LECTURES AT THE FACOLTA' DI ARCHITETTURA OF THE UNIVERSITA' DI NAPOLI


Giuseppe will lecture at the Facolta' di Architettura of his alma mater Universita' di Napoli at 2pm on December 21st. He was invited by Professor Marella Santangelo of the Laboratorio di Composizione. Following the lecture Giuseppe will join Professor Santangelo for a workshop with her students.


NOVEMBER 2011
LOT-EK ON DWELL MAGAZINE's COVER


Our Russell-Fontanez apartment was featured on the cover of Dwell’s November 2011 issue! The project, a gut renovation and design of an East Village apartment, headlines Dwell’s focus for the issue, "Smaller & Smarter: Great Designs that Do More with Less."




SEPTEMBER 2011
LOT-EK's APAP OPENSCHOOL
RECOGNIZED WITH 2011 AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE AWARD


Our APAP OpenSchool project was recognized by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, as one of the best new building designs produced by leading architects, urban planners, and landscape architects. The criteria used by the jury included design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique. All winning work for 2011 was exhibited at “New World Architecture,” which took place at the XIII BA11- International Biennial of Architecture in Buenos Aires.

SEPTEMBER 2011
LOT-EK LECTURES AT CORNELL


Ada & Giuseppe presented "Objects and Operations" as part of Cornell University's fall lecture series for the College of Architecture, Art & Planning.





MARCH 2011
LOT-EK WINS AIANY 2011 ARCHITECTURE HONORS AWARD


Our APAP OpenSchool received an “Honors Award” in the category of Architecture. Other categories included Interiors, Un-built Work and Urban Design. The criteria used by the juries included design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique. Architecture jurist Minsuk Cho, said of APAP Openschool. “The found industrial object is simple, but not simplistic,” he said. “It touches down in interesting ways, and has a great moment when you hover above the forest.










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