The current run of Store Street evenings in which Peter Cook winkles out the stories behind the stories of current meteoric rise of original younger architects continues on February 25 with the visit of Dominique Jakob and Brendan Macfarlane from Paris.
They came to prominence with the installation of their flowing metallic restaurant that sits atop the Centre Pompidou. More recently against stiff competition they won the commission to rebuild the headquarters of ‘Archilab’ in Orleans, in recent years a notable meeting place for renowned architects from Sigeru Ban through to Diller and Scofidio. Their other recent competition success is another cultural icon - the Design and Fashion Museum on the banks of the Seine.
When New Zealander Macfarlane was leaving Los Angeles (after SCI-Arc and Harvard) he was told by Thom Mayne to look up another former Morphosis player when he got to Paris. This was Dominique Jakob…and he’s never looked back since. This and more on the 25th
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