Freecell Architecture finds it essential to engage with materials, methods, and structures to solve design problems. We consider the studio to be an open, as in FREE, organism, as in CELL, that absorbs, processes, and grows from outside influences and resources. We strive to make site-specific, three-dimensional constructs that transform and question the use and perception of space, and it is with this formula that we have created installations, residences, and furniture. Our standard is to offer thorough commitment, listen to needs, respond with solutions, understand limitations, and act with timely efficiency. Our devotion comes from the love and satisfaction of completing projects.
Lots, St Louis, opening May 9
PXSTL is a community arts and urban incentive created by the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
Our design, Lots, the first installation of PXSTL, is a temporary pavilion conceived of as an overhead spanning structure that frames fragments of the city and the sky together. Creating a wall-less extension of the museum and academia, it forms a physical platform for varied planned programs and spontaneous unplanned programs throughout the summer. This platform, or stage, provides a public place to breakdown the zones and strata that exist in the city and aims for community-based discussions and diverse audiences.
May 2014 - PXSTL: Lots Opening Reception, May 9 from 7-9pm, located across from the Pulitzer at 3719 Washington Blvd, St Louis.
April 2014 - John and Christopher Stoddard of ZGF Architects spoke to Mark Gardner's Professional Practice class at Parsons The New School.
January 2014 - Freecell lectured at the Sam Fox School at Washington University in St. Louis.
January 2014 - John has the incredible opportunity to be teaching with Michael Webb this semester at the Cooper Union.
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis has announced Freecell as the winner of their urban design-build competition, PXSTL.
We will be lecturing at the College of Design at Iowa State University on October 9, 2013.
We are one of three finalists for PXSTL, a competition exploring the critical role of arts and culture in building vital and dynamic communities. PXSTL is a collaboration between The Pulitzer Foundation and the Sam Fox School at Washington University in Saint Louis.
The Cat Show is on view through July 27, 2013 at White Columns, 320 West 13th St. It features The Cats-in-Residence Program July 12-13 and July 19-20. Photos by Jonathan Grassi HERE.
John is on the panel: "Sketchbook: Architectural Reflections on GCT" at Transit Museum on June 12, 2013.
"Exploring the China Academy of Art" describes Lauren's experience teaching in the campus designed by Amateur Architecture - Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu. The essay can be read on The Architectural League of NY's website.
We will be lecturing at RISD on Thursday, March 14, 2013.