Neil M. Denari Architects
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HOUSE            

Karasansui House
Plate Graphics House
Trimmed Circle House
Alan-Voo House
ST House
M&L House
Selby Avenue House
ADU No. 1
No Mass House
CLT House
Micro-Footprint House


OFFICE                

9000 Wilshire
5600 West Adams
Wellness Center
Sotoak Pavilion
3 Vessels
Endeavor
Media Office Block
Green Brick Prism
Orange Square


HOTEL           

La Brea Hotel
Alsace Hotel
6AM Hotel
Qualia Hotel

HOUSING         

HL23
902 Davie
2 Burrard Place
130 West Broadway
320 La Cienega
Western Green
Permanent Shadow
Porsche Design Tower
Dos Rios Housing
Slavyanka City
Kite City
Torre del Golf
NEU Development
Aomori

INSTITUTIONAL       

Wildwood School
MOCA
Chapel in the Forest
Sori Yanagi Museum
Hameetman Center
CUHK Student Center
Maribor Museum
Carlow Art Center
Arlington Museum of Art

COMMERCIAL

Sycamore Arches
Commissary
Twentieth
MUFG Nagoya
MUFG Ginza
MUFG Umeda
Ningbo Bar Tower
l.a. Eyeworks
Casey Kaplan Gallery
Adidas Outlet Store
Thinkpark

TRANSPORTATION        

Keelung Terminal
Peach Airlines
Houston Central Station

BOOK             

Annotated Notebooks
ONICS
MASS X

OSU Baumer Lectures
Gyroscopic Horizons
Interrupted Projections

FURNITURE       

Shift_Leg Table

EXHIBITION

T-Space
The Artless Drawing
Vert-Eco
TROIA
Gallery MA_IP
Fluoroscape
Close - Up
Chess & Go


MEDIA

Monorad
Currency Design

ARCHIVE

Cor-Tex   1982-98
NMDA    1998-     

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Site Design: INNER IDEAL
©2023 NMDA_LA

Year of the Rabbit


Precise Form for an Imprecise World
2023 > ︎



NMDA / in Monorad & Rad68, designed by Neil Denari / 2022; Theinhardt, designed by Francois Rappo; Neu Alphabet and Stedelijk, designed by Wim Crouwel. The use of multiple logos is intended to capture the cultural spirit and multi-dimensional work of the office. 

Precise Form for an Imprecise World is a variation on one of Jean-Luc Godard’s most often repeated aphorisms: “Confront vague ideas with clear images.” It speaks to the process we undertake in design, which takes guesswork, hunches, possibilities, things in flux, and nascent ideas, and posits them as though they are refined, and indeed precise. In a discipline that is one of the least empirical 1, we work iteratively, positioning one possibility next to another. 

1 This implies that architecture is one of the least scientific disciplines, and while science is deeply embedded in architecture, it is at it’s core a highly debatable, speculative discourse. Moreover, this implies that science is not a conceptually driven field, which of course it is too. Science = Data....but... Science = ? too.



Slow / Fast


Architecture is a perpetual necessity, but especially today, it is also perpetually anachronistic - in that it is a slow, heavy medium. It is meant to be fixed. Our challenge is how to design for an ever changing planet where environmental, political, and social conditions move and morph at lightspeed? This is architecture’s perpetual question and we make every effort in the work to chip away at answers or at the very least (most?), ask the question in a new way.