Archinect - Features 2016-10-28T17:49:51-04:00 The Reluctant Architect: 15 Minutes with Liz Diller Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T08:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T11:24:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Elizabeth Diller, co-founding partner of Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, almost didn&rsquo;t become an architect. In her student years at <a href="" target="_blank">Cooper Union</a>, Diller expressed a greater interest in pursuing film than in taking up traditional architectural practice, partly because the profession seemed like too much of a commercial pursuit. Some thirty-six years later, from the <a href="" target="_blank">Broad Museum</a> to Lincoln Center to <a href="" target="_blank">The High Line</a>, DS+R&rsquo;s built work consistently pushes the visitor to experience space in an unanticipated way without providing a ready-made interpretation.&nbsp;</p> Op-Ed: an Open house? Nick Axel 2011-06-21T19:18:00-04:00 >2012-09-27T17:49:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Written by Nick Axel</em></p> <p> The recent project of <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Open house</em> by Droog with Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> is refreshing in the sense that it engages a pervasive condition and experience of the built environment that often goes unthought. The idea of envisioning a &lsquo;future suburbia&rsquo; has strongly provoked the attention of architects and the non-architect, better known as the resident. The content of the project has to this date contained a one day event that included a seminar taking place in New York City, polemical installations within the archetypal suburb of Levittown, New York, visionary representations of a potential life in suburbia (1), and a host of online journalism. <em>Open house</em> uses traditional architectural conventions as provocative mediums in order to communicate, what I would like to show, a much deeper and significant concept that is at the root of the project. By employing the potentiality of a service economy, <em>Open house</em> fundamentally works on an ideological level that seeks to...</p>