New York City. 2003. Benjamin Aranda (1973) and Chris Lasch (1972) establish their own studio. Aranda \ Lasch. (Of course).
Buildings, installations, objects, furniture (and short films and urban interventions, produced by their alter-ego name terraswarm). A prolific, innovative and internationally recognized activity that focuses both on experimental research and innovative building, exploring the relationship between structure and space through the virtual technology.
Winners of the Young Architects Award from the Architecture League and United States Artists Fellowship in 2007, they have exhibited their work internationally in galleries and institutions dealing with design and architecture. In 2008, for example, they were commissioned by the MoMA in New York to produce a large-scale installation in the museum and they also collaborated with artist Matthew Ritchie on a pavilionsized
work, “The Morning Line,” initially installed at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale and then fully realized at the Seville Biennial in October.
Through computational exploration, Aranda\Lasch unveil unexpected structure and space, that result in their exquisite crystalline design.
Their early architectural projects are also the subject of the book Tooling.