DESIGN: DAVID ADJAYE GOING AGAINST GENERICS
British architect David Adjaye, who was in Beirut last September, is not happy with the gentrification of urban spaces. Due to Adjaye’s ethical ethos he is becoming known as a “Robin Hood” architect and is one of the world’s most sought-after designers of his generation. Currently, Adjaye is overseeing the building of the $500 million Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington DC. “It’s pretty heavy, very emotional and celebratory,” he says of the project. “It’s about 200 years of history and not just about slavery, but about how African-Americans confronted the United States to modernize; how civil liberties changed the world to face up to discrimination.”
Read the full article in A Mag Issue 62, “Going against generics” by Paul Cochrane
David Adjaye’s design for the William O, Lockridge Library
David Adjaye’s design for the Rivington Place.
David Adjaye’s design for the Nobel Peace Center.
David Adjaye – The architect