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Jakob + MacFarlane architects

Architecture firm

Biographical notes
Since its first projects, Jakob + MacFarlane architects has been oriented as an experimental laboratory in architecture focused on environmental transition and digital culture. The agency's interest in programmatic and urban social innovations where the passion for construction and innovation is manifested in projects such as the Orange Cube in Lyon and the Frac Centre in Orléans among a few examples. The agency is involved in a research on links with the technicality, the materiality of each project to anchor each of them in their temporal relationship and site.

Their main projects include the Restaurant Georges Pompidou Centre (2000), the reconstruction of the theater of Pont-Audemer in Normandy (2001), the library Florence Loewy Books by Artists in Paris (2001 ), Ricard Foundation for contemporary Art (2007) and Docks - City of Fashion and Design, 100 housing Herold in Paris (2008), the Orange Cube and RBC showroom in Lyon in 2010, the FRAC Centre in Orléans (2013) and Euronews global headquarters of the European information TV channel in Lyon (2014).

Recent projects are a 50-meter multi-program tower of municipal and childhood equipment with social housing "Community House" in the city center of Knokke-Heist in Belgium, the school of architecture and urbanism (FA+U) of the city of Mons in Belgium, a set of cinemas in Pont-Audemer, housing and equipment buildings in La Rochelle and Montpellier, the "FRAC arthothèque du Limousin" in Limoges and the digital arts and culture center "Trinum" at Lomme-Lille. In May 2019, they won 2 competitions launched by global network “C-40 Reinventing cities” in Saint-Denis Pleyel and in Reykjavik.

Jakob + MacFarlane has been invited to participate in selected international competitions such as the New Contemporary Art Museum in Liège, Belgium, the International Competition for the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taipei, Taiwan and the Mumbai Memorial Competition site in Mumbai, India. They are regularly invited to participate in conferences and juries in prestigious institutions such as the Architectural Association of London, the Centre Georges Pompidou or the Monterey Design Conference.

Their projects have been exhibited in museums around the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, 2003) at SFMOMA (San Francisco, 2004) at the Museum of Architecture (Moscow , 2000) to the Artist Space (New York, 2003), Carnegie Melon (USA, 2001) at the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2004) at the Centre Pompidou, the Pavillon de l'Arsenal (Paris), the Bartlett School Gallery (London, 1997) as well as international architecture festival Orleans / Archilab (1999, 2001, 2003).
They were also part of the French selection for the Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2002, and the international selection in 2004 and 2008.


Carla Juaçaba


Biographical notes

Since 2000, Carla Juaçaba developed her independent practice of architecture and research based in Rio de Janeiro. Her office is currently engaged in both cultural programs and private projects.
After graduated she worked on the Atelier House, Rio Bonito House, Varanda House, Santa Teresa House, and a couple of exhibition design. The ephemeral Pavilion Humanidade 2012 for Rio+20 was conceived with the theater director Bia Lessa.
Carla Juaçaba is constantly part of the academic and teaching realms, as well as research studies and Lectures Harvard GSD; Columbia University GSAPP; Academia di Architettura Mendrisio. Workshop at IUAV di Venezia 2014; Jury at BIAU Bienal Ibero Americana in Madrid 2012. She won the first edition of the international prize ArcVision Women and Architecture 2013 in Italy. She is participating at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 with the project BALLAST, and also built one of the Vatican Chapels for the Holy See Pavilion.

Brief statement:
Some books are from the student period, such as Luis Barragan's Book, Eduardo Souto de Moura, and others that were acquired over timen, such as Svere Fehn, Sigurd Lewerentz and Frampton's study of tectonic culture, among others.
Not all books are architectural, but they were essential in exploring points of intersection with other disciplines, such as theater and the scenarios of Peter Brook, which states that "the absence of scenery is a prerequisite for the activity of the imagination." Reflections on space could be easily transposed into our discipline.
Or understand the application of the Duchampian concept of ready-made architecture and anti-art, very well described in the literature of Octavio Paz and Ignasi Sola-Morales.
The transcendent vision of the architect Lina Bo Bardi was fundamental to understand Brazil: An Italian artist that came from the Arte-Póvera context, arrived in Brazil in the 1950s, and re-invented her work through use of everyday materials.
Yet another complementary discipline, the engineer Peter Rice delights in his love of discovering how to build, more than knowing how to build, and instigates a passion for the art of building, just like Kenneth Frampton´s book that describes architecture through the tectonic imagination.


Ron Jones

Founding Chairman of Green Builder
Ron Jones is Co-Founder and President of Green Builder® Media. Considered to be one of the fathers of the green building movement, Ron has been instrumental in setting guidelines and standards with the most recognized organizations in the green building/sustainable development sector, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC).  In fact, he is the only person ever to serve as a member of the Boards of Directors for both of these organizations.  He served as charter chairman of the NAHB Green Building Subcommittee and is an original member of the LEED Homes Committee for the USGBC.  Ron is also the owner of Green Builder LLC, a national-award-winning design/build company that specializes in challenging site projects and environmentally appropriate construction.  He has served as a speaker, trainer and consultant to a variety of organizations including the American Solar Energy Society, National Recycling Association, Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, NAHB, USGBC, International Housing Conference of the Americas, Fannie Mae Partnership Foundation, National Arbor Day Foundation, and many others in the private and public sectors. Ron served as Chairman of the consensus committee that developed the National Green Building Standard (ANSI 700).  He also served on the International Code Council’s Sustainable Building Technology Committee, which developed the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) which is scheduled for completion in 2012.

Michael P. Johnson


A self-educated architect, Michael P. Johnson began his design career working as a young apprentice in architecture offices while he was in college. He worked in several small firms from 1957 until 1960, when he joined the Wisconsin-based William P. Wenzler and Associates. There he served as the company’s Chief Draftsman from 1962 through 1967. During those ten years he worked for other architectural firms Michael audited academic courses in philosophy, theology and mathematics at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee. While he was at the Wenzler office, concurrent with his duties there, Michael produced seven projects of his own between 1963 and 1967. At 29 years of age Michael began his own architectural practice in Milwaukee. Due to the provincial cultural climate and mindset of that part of the country, he moved to Arizona in 1976. His relocation to the Southwest proved vital to the evolution of his work. Now at the age of 71 Michael continues to practice architecture and heads his own firm located in Cave Creek, Arizona. He also teaches at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and lectures throughout the United States and abroad.Noted Latin American architectural critic, Louise Noelle, professor of architectural history at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, is currently writing a monograph of Michael’s life work.




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