OBRA Architects, indifferent pavilion, 2017 Courtesy OBRA
OBRA is an architectural firm founded in New York by Jennifer Lee and Pablo Castro with braches in New York, Beijing and Seoul. They were awarded the Kim Swoo Geun Preview Prize of Seoul in 2014. Both architects have taught at Barnard Columbia College, RISD, Parsons, the Pratt Institute Graduate school of Architecture and the Cranbrook Art Academy. The firm was given the Merit Award by the American Institute of Architects of New York for their school project ‘Sanhe Kindergarten’ while it was being completed in Beijing.
OBRA avoids the development of a “personal architectural language” to favor an analysis of the object of study and creation: the world. The studio is regularly involved in economic revitalization projects in post-industrial areas, such as New Jersey. OBRA recently participated in the 14th Venice Architecture Biennial in the American Pavilion (2014).