Alessandro Orsini, Architensions founding principal has been invited by the Van Alen Institute to present the most recent urban research of the office focused on escapes routes within and outside the city. From the press […]
Our project in landmark Greenpoint district of Brooklyn broke ground and is officially under construction. Foundations excavation started in August. Check our Instagram for Blurring Boxes construction updates.
InfinityScape was submitted by Architensions for the Space to Culture Architectural Competition. The project was a chance to rethink a disused industrial place and transform it in a lively space for culture, art and public relationships. […]
Alessandro Orsini writes on Il Giornale dell’Architettura about the Biennale 2014: “L’architettura è legata alle situazioni”, scriveva Steven Holl nel 1989 sul suo libro intitolato Anchoring, un manifesto che è diventato l’elemento conduttore della sua […]
Architensions is an innovative architecture and urban design office operating globally from our New York office. The firm is dedicated to exploring the relationship between architecture and the social developments of contemporary cities through new ways of integrating and organizing ideas with the programmatic and functional essence of a building within the urban fabric. The firm design approach is a collaborative effort between all the people in our office without hierarchy. The design progresses through a series of pin-ups where multidisciplinary professionals contribute to the projects. We also collaborate with a number of corporations and fabricators dedicating their time and expertise to the projects, aiming to make new and innovative design. Regardless of budget and size the office take new works as a challenging opportunity to grow and experiment. Projects are always undertaken as a form of research. Instead of imposing a style we try to anchor the design to the place, the “genius loci” acquiring a special sensibility in integrating new projects into context with particular cultural and historic importance. This leads us to experiment with different materials, linked to the tradition and specificity of the site. Architensions emphasizes sustainable building and site development as fundamental to innovative and imaginative design, incorporating green roofs, double walls and advanced mechanical systems. The firm expertise varies from urban design, architecture, interior design and product design, with extensive international experience on residential and cultural building.