Japan / Germany
SANAA / DIA
- Venice Biennale, international exhibition curator
- Serpentine Pavilion, 2009 (project architect)
- Derek Lam Flagship Store (project architect)
- Torre Nerruda (project architect)
- Guadalajara Garden (project architect)
Project Architect on competitions including:
- The Edge Dubai, 2nd prize
- Columbia University School of Business
- Bauhausarchiv Berlin extension, Germany, 1st prize (team member)
We are the collaborative practice of Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge from Germany and Sam Chermayeff from New York. The two met at SANAA in Tokyo were they have been working together for a combined ten years, 2005 through 2010. The new venture, June14 begins with a desire to make things, places and atmospheres for all kinds of people. In an old fashion sense, it may be a humanistic approach and in another sense it may simply be a generosity toward different ways of living and working. It stems from a belief that architecture can make things happen and that things can happen to architecture. As an office its aim is to exchange with its users. It is open to new ideas.
On a practical level the principals have experience with a wide range of projects from small gardens and bespoke furniture to office towers. The intention is to expand that range while maintaining a dynamic understanding of the human scale.
The office is based in New York and Berlin.