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Alexander Walter grew up in East Germany with plenty of Bratwurst. He studied Architecture and Media Design at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, and participated in foreign exchange programs with Washington-Alexandria Architecture Consortium in Alexandria, Virginia and Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. In his Master's Thesis, and throughout his studies, Alexander focused on the fascinating intersection of architecture and media.
Prior to joining Archinect, Alexander has worked as an Interactive Graphic Designer for international advertising agency GREY in Moscow, Russia and cruised Caribbean and Mediterranean waters as a sailor.
Today, Alexander is Editorial & Production Manager for Archinect.com and Editor in Chief for Archinect's sister site Bustler.net. As part of the site's development team, he enjoys fostering a fast growing international community of architects and designers.
Alexander loves his wife Kaori and the typeface Helvetica. He typically spends his time exploring and photographing the bustling food culture of Los Angeles, getting involved in the Japanese community of Southern California, and creating designs for his baby clothing lines Tiny Modernism and Belly Sesame.
Alexander's General Blog on Archinect:
Legend has it that we architects are selling frozen music, so to gladsomely diversify the origin of our creative process, let's talk about music, shall we? Mixtape wants to be a source of inspiration, as well as the soundtrack of your life in design.
Showcase: A’ House by Wiel Arets Architects, Mon, Jan 5 '15
Wedged between the narrow alleys and razor-sharp property lines of Tokyo's Nishi-Azabu neighborhood, A' House fits in its dense context like a shiny puzzle piece. Bold yet familiar, expansive yet compact, transparent yet opaque, open to dialogue yet impenetrable like an oyster shell.Designed ...
How does one create a main piazza in the absence of a surrounding urban fabric that typically encloses a Piazza? The design team around architect Jorge Mealha drew from its traditional Portuguese typologies and conceived the Óbidos Technological Park Main Building in the countryside north ...
Belly Sesame, Los Angeles, CA, US, Co-Founder
Tiny Modernism, Los Angeles, CA, US, Co-Founder, Head Designer
Bustler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Editor in Chief
Archinect, Los Angeles, CA, US, Editorial & Production Manager
Extra Medium, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Interactive Graphic Designer
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, DE, MArch, Architecture
Focused especially on the intersection of Architecture and Media
Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, Alexandria, VA, US, BArch, Architecture
Exchange semester at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Consortium (WAAC) in Alexandria, Virginia
Waseda University, Saga, JP, BArch, Architecture
Technical staff and participant at the "Bauhaus Waseda Joint Architecture Workshop 2000" at both, Waseda University, Japan and Bauhaus University, Germany