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Bee Breeders is pleased to announce its jury for the Columbarium – The Chamber of Memories competition!
James Biber, Biber Architects
Marta Frazão, Atelier Data
Filipe Rodrigues, Atelier Data
Inês Vicente, Atelier Data
Ricardo Gomes, KWY.studio
Lydia Kallipoliti, ANAcycle thinktank
Mikhail Krymov, Sleepbox
Katie MacDonald, After Architecture
Angelo Renna, Angelo Renna
James Biber is an architect and partner in the firm Biber Architects, based in New York. He has completed projects including the USA Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, the iconic Needle and Button kiosk for the Fashion Center BID in New York's fashion district, and the design of the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
Marta Frazão, Filipe Rodrigues, and Inês Vicente are Partners at Atelier Data, a Lisbon-based office. Its team believes that each project is the “engine” of its own investigation, allowing a critical, creative and innovative approach. Diagrammatic and elementary representations are both the outcome of a process and a means of diagnosis, research and communication of new solutions.
Ricardo Gomes, partner of KWY.studio, was born in Portugal and studied architecture in Lisbon. Worked at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and with the artist Olafur Eliasson in Berlin. He taught architecture at the UDK in Berlin and art at DIS Copenhagen. He lives and works in Lisbon and Copenhagen.
Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer, scholar and an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union in New York. She is the author of The Architecture of Closed Worlds (2018), the editor of EcoRedux; Design Remedies for an Ailing Planet (AD 2011) and the Head Curator of the upcoming Tallinn Architecture Biennale. She holds a SMArchS from MIT and a PhD from Princeton University. Kallipoliti has previously taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University and Columbia University. She is the principal of ANAcycle thinktank.
Mikhail Krymov is co-founder and CEO of Sleepbox. He previously co-founded the Moscow-based architecture company arch group, which focused on architectural innovation and public interiors projects. From 2015-2016 Mikhail completed a research fellowship with MIT’s Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS).
Katie MacDonald is Cofounder of After Architecture and Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. Her work explores how technology can reconcile design intention with natural materials and processes. MacDonald has been recognized as Next Progressive by Architect Magazine and Curbed Young Gun. Recent projects include installations at the Oslo Architecture Triennale and the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Angelo Renna is an architect with a keen interest in multi-species narratives, one he developed during his studies in Florence and Porto, and was further honed through collaborations with different offices, such as Stefano Boeri in Milan and Topotek in Berlin. He recently published the book Monkey Factor – Small stories for a reconciliation with nature.
The ‘Columbarium – The Chamber of Memories’ competition is a collaboration with Riga City Council in Latvia. Participants are invited to submit designs for a columbarium planned for the Forest Cemetery. They will need to design a columbarium that can house 500 niches, each of which can hold one to four urns.
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