ARCHITIZER PROJECT OF THE DAY: IN.DENT by AN.ONYMOUS

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AN.ONYMOUS project 'IN.DENT' is featured as the Project of the Day on Architizer. The project is celebrated for its "futuristic" design, custom-made furniture, and for its attempt "to reinvent the suspended ceiling." Read more about the project on Architizer here or visit the project page on our website here.

AN.ONYMOUS AT AMAZON'S RADICAL URBAN TRANSPORTATION SALON by AN.ONYMOUS

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AN.ONYMOUS' Marta Nowak, Iman Ansari and Chun-hua Chiu joined a group of transportation visionaries in a global transport summit at Amazon’s Seattle hub. Organized by Amazon Department of Ideas, the summit gathered an eclectic group of entrepreneurs, academics, policy makers and designers, as well as Amazon senior management, contributing to breakthroughs in transportation to participate in the first Radical Urban Transportation Salon hosted at the new Amazon World Headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The event took place on April 20-21, 2017. Marta Nowak and Iman Ansari presented some of their academic and professional work on urban mobility and transportation, including AN.ONYMOUS research and design proposals for Hyperloop.

IN.DENT ON ARCHDAILY by AN.ONYMOUS

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AN.ONYMOUS project IN.DENT is featured on ArchDaily. This project aims to respond to the idle condition of the suspended ceiling by exploring its potential in contemporary architecture. Designed for a dental office in Woodland Hills, California, the suspended ceiling acts as the main organizing system for a programmatically dense space that consist of a reception and waiting area, a consultation room, an imaging room, a dental lab, a business area, a sterilization area, a doctors’ office, three consultation rooms and two surgery suites.

THE GENIUS OF MAKING by AN.ONYMOUS

Marta Nowak and Iman Ansari will join the final panel of the LABtalk series, LABtalk 3: The Genius of Making, organized by CityLab and hosted by KCRW's Frances Anderton at A+D Architecture and Design Museum on April 6th. The panel asks a generational range of experts: if design in Los Angeles has always capitalized on innovations in fabrication, yow do evolving capabilities of digital modeling, prefabrication, 3D printing, and new materials transform our current culture of making? The event is free and open to the public. LABtalks are part of the exhibition cityLAb, times 10, where some of AN.ONYMOUS projects for NASA JPL are currently on display, including the ZERO.GRAVITY chair.

"NATURE VERSUS DENTURE" IN ARCHITECTURAL THEORY REVIEW by AN.ONYMOUS

Iman Ansari's essay, Nature Versus Denture: An Ontology of Dental Prostheses, is in this month's special issue of Architectural Theory Review on Architecture and Anthropology (published by Taylor & Francis). The essay examines the fascinating history of non-anatomic dental prostheses in the twentieth century and investigates why their development came to a halt. In doing so, it analyses a range of cultural and anthropological factors concerned with dental morphology, and concludes that the concept of who we are and what makes us human—our identity, personality, language, culture, or technology—no longer rests within the bounds of our material body, but in the non-material world we have created. And that the social, cultural, and technological systems we have built outside of our bodies have as much influence over our physical and anatomical attributes as we did in shaping them. 

MARTA NOWAK PRESENTS AT AUTOMOBILITY 2016 by AN.ONYMOUS

If you missed the live broadcast on PBS, here is a video of Marta Nowak's presentation at Automobility 2016: Reimagining Transportation conference on October 13, 2016. Marta talks about her work in the Hyperloop Suprastudio at UCLA Architecture & Urban Design as well as some of our work at AN.ONYMOUS for Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. The conference provided a road map to the future – assessing the challenges and opportunities as autonomous cars, connected vehicle technologies and advanced mobility services revolutionize the auto industry as well as their impact on our urban environment.

AN.ONYMOUS TO LEAD A WORKSHOP AT HAMMER MUSEUM by AN.ONYMOUS

AN.ONYMOUS will be leading a workshop at the Hammer Museu during this year's Family Day: Reimagining Your World on Sept. 24 from 11AM-3PM in the main courtyard where we will be launching the CITY GAME. If you are in Los Angeles area stop by for some visual arts, live music, and more workshops by other artists! More information on the Hammer Museum’s website here

DAILY BRUIN GOES BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE PROSTHETIC SEMINAR by AN.ONYMOUS

Daily Bruin goes behind the scenes of the think tank-style final for 'the Prosthetic Seminar: Architectural Probes, Cyborgs and Cybernetic Environments.' Taught by AN.ONYMOUS principals, Marta Nowak and Iman Ansari, during the fall 2015 at UCLA, the Prosthetic Seminar took the human body as a 'site' for a series of architectural objects that would enhance or transcend basic biological functions.