A10 new European architecture Cooperative now has 32 members who own and develop the Coop, all of them qualified and well-respected experts in their fields of expertise. They have been working with A10 for years and will post regularly on our Homepage or contribute otherwise to the Cooperative. Together we represent 26 countries in Europe which also enables us to do pan-European research. Recent collaborative projects can be found here.
Indira van ‘t Klooster , Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saimir Kristo (Albania), secretary. Saimir is our Albanian expert. He is an architect and urban designer, currently Vice-Dean and lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture and Design and lecturer of architecture at POLIS University. He is also an active member of civil society in Albania engaging communities and developing a common platform for discussion in the field of architecture and urban planning. He served as co-curator of Tirana Architecture Week 2014 “[En] Visioning Future Cities” and general director of Tirana Design Week 2015 “Design NOW!”
Ruta Leitanaite (Lithuania), treasurer. Ruta is our architecture critic, publicist, writer from Lithuania. In 2017 she has been appointed director of the Architects Association of Lithuania (AAL). She is an organizer of various architectural events: architecture exhibitions, lectures, workshops, architectural competitions and curator of the official website of AAL. She’s a host of a bi-weekly radio program “An architect is required” (broadcast on Ziniu radijas, Lithuania). She also collaborating in various national and international projects, contributes to architectural magazines and books.
Ieva Zibarte (Latvia), public relations. Ieva is reporting from Riga, Latvia. After completing her studies in architecture, she started her career in writing as a correspondent from London for the Latvian national daily newspaper. Since then she’s established a rich portfolio of architectural and design writing for national dailies, current affairs and business magazines. As an editor and writer, Ieva has compiled several books on architecture. She has also curated and directed a few architecture exhibitions, and her work has been recognised by winning the Latvian National Architecture Prize. Ieva is considered an expert in her field, with numerous appearances on national TV and radio in addition to being a frequent guest lecturer at the Art Academy of Latvia. Although her everyday work involves contemporary architecture and design, Ieva’s passion lies in revitalising and extending the life of old architecture through interior photography.
Anne Isopp, Austria, email@example.com
Elsa Turkusic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aneta Vasileva (Bulgaria). Aneta reports from Bulgaria. She is and architect, critic and publicist, based in Sofia. She is co-founder and blogger at WhAT Association, an independent organization dedicated to architecture criticism, journalism, the organization and evaluation of competitions. Aneta is also co-author and editor of the Architectural section of the Bulgarian Nouvelle Vague book (2012) outlining the best of the Bulgarian contemporary artists. She graduated as master of architecture at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Sofia and is currently a teaching PhD researcher there, working on Bulgarian post WWII architecture and preservation of architectural heritage.
Osamu Okamura, Czech Republic, email@example.com
Tarja Nurmi, Finland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Yudina (France). Anna reports from France. She is an author, curator and co-founder of MONITOR magazine. During 2000-2011, Anna has been involved in curating a number of architecture and design exhibitions, including the exhibitions of Zaha Hadid and Jakob+MacFarlane Architects in the Moscow State Architecture Museum (2000); international architecture exhibitions presented by MONITOR during Milan Design Weeks (2003, 2004), and an exhibition of young Norwegian designers in Paris (2011). Specifically interested in cross-disciplinary thinking in architecture, design, and art, she has authored several books exploring these subjects. Published books include: “Lumitecture” and “Furnitecture” (2015 and 2014, Thames & Hudson); “Phase: the Architecture of Jakob+MacFarlane” (2013, AADCU), and “Eske Rex: Silent Action” (2013).
Sylvain Tegroeg (France/The Netherlands). Sylvain TEGROEG is a french freelance creative based in Amsterdam. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2013, following which he started his career as a multi-disciplinary designer. Working under self-initiative as well as commissions, Sylvain Tegroeg is best known for creating high-detailed illustrations and landscapes of miniatures, with broad influences such as product design, architecture and graphic design.
Florian Heilmeyer (Germany) has been living and working in Berlin since 1978. As author, editor and curator he focusses on making visible the political and economical forces as well as the cultural and social reasons that make architecture come into form. Proving that he enjoys contradictory things, he splits his time between Berlin and the Bavarian mountains.
Olga Ioannou, Greece, email@example.com
Petros Phokaides (Greece/Cyprus). Petros is our reporter from Greece and Cyprus. He is an architect and a Ph.D. candidate at National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and a researcher at Mesarch Lab at University of Cyprus. His research spans the disciplines of architectural history and theory and postcolonial studies and focuses in transnational 1960-70s architecture and planning. He has performed extensive archival research in Cyprus, Greece and UK and his historical and theoretical investigations have been presented in international conferences and published in Docomomo Journal (2013), Journal of Architecture (2011), MIT:Thresholds (2011), and MONU Magazine (2013).
Levente Polyak, Hungary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zaira Magliozzi, Italy, email@example.com
Silvio Carta (Italy/England). Silvio is an architect and academic based in London. His main fields of interest are architectural design and design theory. His academic, editorial, and writing work have focused on the understanding of the contemporary architecture, architectural criticism, research through making, digital design, and the analysis of the design process.
Emmett Scanlon (Ireland). Emmett is an Ireland-based architect focused on the social purpose of architecture. His practice includes the design of buildings, academic research, architectural education, policy development, curation and criticism and he has a particular interest in the house and home in Ireland. His is a Lecturer at UCD Architecture and Architecture Adviser to the Arts Council and is a PhD candidate at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield. In 2016 Emmett is leading a team appointed by Grangegorman Development Agency to deliver Home on The Grange a community based public art project focusing on home making as a creative process in North Dublin city.
Vjollca Limani, Kosovo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Giusta, Malta, email@example.com
Joakim Skajaa, Norway, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hubert Trammer (Poland). Hubert writes about architecture in Poland. He teaches at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of Lublin University of Technology. And he is a nominatorg for the European Union Prize for Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. He has been a member ofjuries in various architectural competitions in Poland and abroad – including the European Architectural Competition Europan, and the Competition for the best architectural designs and built objects in Lithuania 2008-2009. He also writes for the Polish architectural monthly Architektura-murator.
Carlos M. Guimarães (Portugal). Carlos is our man from Portugal, based in Porto. He is an architectand urban strategist (DipArch, Smart Cities MSc), currently interested in connecting the dots between Design and Planning, Technology and Urban Management, and Policy. With ten years of professional experience, Carlos has been traveling the world while working in his field, from Europe to Africa, from South to North America. He has been collaborating with A10 Magazine since 2008.
Stefan Ghenciulescu, Romania, email@example.com
Peter Szalay, Slovakia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nina Granda (Slovenia). Nina lives between Ljubljana and Vienna. She studied Dramaturgy at Academy for Theatre, film and Television at University in Ljubljana, and Architecture at University in Ljubljana, where she finished her Master Study in 2009. Since then she works as a freelance architect. She had succesfully participated at many architectural competitions and won some competition awards. She was editor of Hiše (Houses) Magazine 2010 – 2014, and then conceptualised and realised Outsider – an international magazine for spacial culture, which is published four times a year in Slovenian and 2 times per year in German. She is currently finishing her Magister work with the theme “Curating a magazine” at University of applied arts Vienna.
Sander Laudy (Spain). Sander is our man in Spain. He finished his architecture study at TU Delft (NL) in 1999 and in 2000 he went to Barcelona to join the architecture office of Roser Amadó and Lluís Domènech, B01 arquitectes. He became a partner in the office in 2006 and he was the responsible architect for projects like the theaters of Sant Andreu de la Barca and Lloret de Mar, for the Til·lers Offices of the Catalan Politecnic University and for the Green Energy Central of Olot. He focuses on the sustainability of architecture and construction and he has been leading R&D&I projects collaborating with the building industry, trying to reduce the ecological impact of construction. He lectures on architecture and sustainability on universities in Spain and Italy, is a member of the directive board of the Green Building Council España and since 2005 he has been writing for A10.
Emiel Lamers (The Netherlands). Emiel reports from The Netherlands, Slovenia and Hungary. He is a Dutch architect who studied Architecture at the Technical University in Delft. His final project “Off the Track” won the Archiprix in 1994. Since then, he has lived and worked in five different European cities: Rotterdam, Budapest, Paris, Ljubljana and since September 2013 in Amsterdam. He realised seven buildings for the Dutch state and several within his own practice. Since 2005, he has written more than 150 articles, mainly as a correspondent for A10 magazine. He also wrote on a book about contemporary architecture in Hungary.
Ömer Kanipak, Turkey, email@example.com
Isabelle Priest (United Kingdom) was born in rural Cambridgeshire and found a particular interest in contemporary architecture as it provided such a different model to what was immediately available to her – East Anglian vernacular, John Vanburgh, even Robert Adam. The first memorable experience of this interest began with one of the first Modernist houses in Britain, New Ways (1925-1926), by Peter Behrens in Northampton. This led Isabelle to study architecture at The Bartlett, UCL (UK) and completed study on an AHRC-funded place for a Masters in Architectural History, again at The Bartlett in 2012. Her dissertation on Le Corbusier was shortlisted for the 2013 RIBA President Award for Research. Having worked in Amsterdam at A10 in 2011, she has worked at a number of architecture magazines including Architecture Today and The Architects’ Journal, and written for several others. She is now assistant editor at The RIBA Journal in London. In 2016 Isabelle was named IBP Architecture Writer of the Year.
Dutton Hauhart (USA/Netherlands). Dutton has developed, managed and edited content for an expanded version of A10 magazine’s website since 2009. He assisted in implementing and troubleshooting a CMS developed for the website. He has communicated with correspondents, photographers and architects regarding website content and permissions. He wrote and edited articles for both the website and print magazine. He specializes in editing and improving texts translated into English or written by non-native speakers. The activities of his company, Reitz Ink, also include proofreading, reviewing, and (copy)writing.
Gonzalo Herrero Delicado (Spain/UK). reports from the United Kingdom. He is an architect, curator and writer of contemporary architecture and design based in London. He is the Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. Trained in Architecture at University of Alicante and Polytechnic University of Madrid [ETSAM], he worked as an architect for several practices, amongst them Lacaton & Vassal Architectes in Paris. Later, he was curator at The Architecture Foundation, and lead curator and programme manager of ARDE at Somerset House. He curated with Justin McGuirk the headline opening show of the new Design Museum titled Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World. His projects are greatly informed by political affairs in an attempt to situate architecture within a larger social and economic discourse. His work is also focused on the analysis of emerging practices and their connection with the development of cross-disciplinary projects that have an impact in the urban arena. His curatorial portfolio, both independently and working for other institutions, is composed of a wide range of projects including exhibitions, installations and public programmes developed in partnership with the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barbican, Tate, Serpentine Galleries and the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), amongst others. Since 2007 he has widely contributed as a writer to some of the most renowned design and architecture magazines including Domus, Abitare, Neo2, Mark, Blueprint and A10. Since 2012 he is also part of the board of experts/nominators for the European Union Prize Mies van der Rohe.