Nick Axel

Nick Axel

Madrid, ES



Nick Axel is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York where he received a B.Arch degree with a minor in philosophy. Currently living and working in Madrid, Spain, he has previously worked in New York City and Santiago, Chile on projects ranging from urban planning and development to public housing and cultural infrastructure. His personal research interests include the post-suburban public realm and its spatial capacity for cultural representation. By engaging the discipline of architecture through the various mediums of design, photography, theory, and criticism, he seeks to reveal latent opportunities for praxis embedded within the limits of the contemporary city.


Nick's Featured Articles on Archinect

Op-Ed: an Open house?, Tue, Jun 21 '11

Written by Nick Axel The recent project of Open house by Droog with Diller Scofidio + Renfro 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 ‘future suburbia’ has strongly provoked ...

Op-Ed: an Open house?


Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
Feb 2011 - Jul 2011


Centre for Research Architecture, MA Research Architecture

Sep 2013 - current

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BArch, Architecture with a Minor in Philosophy

Aug 2005 - May 2010

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