If given the choice between staring blankly into space or reading architect’s office statements on their website, we choose the first. They all say the same thing: we’re sustainable, responsible with budgets, experienced, award-winning, etc… The game seems to be how to say nothing in particular and comfort any worries of someone contemplating hiring you. After a few clicks, it’s hard not to think that all this quote-unquote professionalism is very cold at its core. We can’t tell you exactly when MOS started. We like to say it was 2003, but we didn’t have an office space then and our name was !@#?, which we quickly found was too difficult to use because 1. you couldn’t pronounce it and 2. you couldn’t get a web address. So eventually we drifted towards MOS – an acronym of our names and a shared desire to be horizontal and fuzzy, as opposed to tall and shiny. In 2006, we began a makeshift office around a large table, working through a range of design experiments – a make-believe of architectural fantasies, problems, and thoughts about what we would be building in the future. As we’ve grown, we continue to operate around one large table working closely on each project through playful experimentation and serious research. This website indexes that work- houses, institutions, housing, stores, installations, furniture, writing, software experiments and films.
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