A Catalog of Ideas
Designed by Aershop. Est. 2009
Architecture · Environment · Research
Imagine our built environments pulsating to the rhythms of our planet.
Aershop is an agency for Architecture, Environment, and Research. Our process is rooted in informal debate and exploratory making, always moving fluidly between these modes of seeing to produce impactful and timely designs.
Works produced through Aershop have received accolades from leading figures in the field of architecture and landscape through juried competitions whose members have included Stan Allen, Alan Berger, Anita Berrizbeitia, Julia Czerniak, Elizabeth Diller, Walter Hood, Thom Maine, Mohsen Mostafavi, Signe Nielsen, Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Billie Tsien, Charles Waldheim, Jane Wolff, Adam Yarinsky and others.
OpenAer Catalog is our online memory cache for organizing and sharing things that have the potential for informing brand and design related work.
Darina has directed projects globally––at scales that span the civic, institutional, and residential. Collaborating and experimenting are central to her design process. She is Senior Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox, where she is senior designer of One Vanderbilt Place in Manhattan's Midtown.
She unpacks the contemporary city—its cultures, histories, networks, organizations and their stories—to develop projects that bridge gaps between the many 'ways of seeing'.
Darina has devoted part of her time to teaching—notably, at the Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Boston Architectural College.
Takuma sees landscape as having agency in shaping global patterns. Collaborating and experimenting are central to his design process.
At NV5, he is Senior Designer/PM for a resiliency project on a 30-acre community park in Jamaica Bay’s Rockaway Peninsula. The primary goals of this project are being funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NYC Parks acknowledges that the product of this study, design, and reconstruction may function as a model for other design/ construction projects along New York City’s waterfront.
Takuma has instructed Urban Systems at the Boston Architectural College, Spitzer School of Architecture, and Rhode Island School of Design.