Our Process

OPerA stands for 'OPERATIVE PRACTICE ARCHITECTURE.' Operative Practice is a design methodology wherein form is generated through the creation of systems, with a primary emphasis on how the system operates or performs to suit the needs of a project. The following case studies demonstrate our design approach:
CASE 1: Guggenheim Helsinki

Our design process as applied to the competition entry for the museum.

CASE 2: 598 Myrtle Ave

Our design strategy for the configuration of a condominium development.

CASE 3: Folded Frame House

Our design process as applied to a country house.

 

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BREAKING THE DIAGRAM

As Brooklyn residents and architects working primarily in the borough, we’ve observed the results of redevelopment in areas of the city which have recently gone through […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB BARKER!

Happy birthday to the best office dog in the world! Here’s hoping your years are filled with all the soft beds, chew toys and sunny […]

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BROOKLYN BUILDS: THOMAS TO GIVE LECTURE WITH VINCENT APPEL FROM OF POSSIBLE ARCHITECTURES AT NEW YORK BUILD EXPO MARCH 15

Thomas will join Vincent Appel, founding partner of Of Possible Architectures to present a joint research project concerning the recent upzoning of East New York […]

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