As part of an exploratory process, LIONarchitecture has revisited the Roots & Wings Project to better understand its integration with the context. We have critically analyzed the design - adding, subtracting, and revising its formation - to help this project reach reality. As such, new exterior, interior and trans-oblique drawings have been created…Read More
As part of a larger marketing effort to align LIONarchitecture’s primary interest: architecture and space habitation, we have recently completed a design for long-term base on the Martian surface. Designed as part of a four-person collaborative, the project stems from a possible future Mars habitation.
As part of a larger colonization effort by world space agencies and companies like SpaceX and Blue Origins, our proposal, known as M.A.R.S. [Manufacturing And Research System], is a fully functional architecture that inherently produces its own means of existence.Read More
Beginning with the fall semester of 2018, LIONarchitecture principle Matthew Teismann has accepted a position as Lecturer at the Knowlton School of Architectutre at The Ohio State University. Teismann will be teaching second year [sophomore] architecture studio [ARCH 2410], which focuses on the fundamentals of architecture design and representation. Following the preparatory first year of general education requirements, the second year begins the architecture curriculum in earnest…Read More
As Co-Chair of the Committee on Design for AIA Columbus, Matthew Teismann has organized a year-long themed event called [Re]Visiting the House. Over the course of one year, the AIA Columbus will organize four events. Three house tours will focus chronologically on sub-themes of the house over the last one hundred years: spatial planning, materials & fabrication, and lifestyle. [Re]Visiting the House will conclude with a panel discussion from leading local and national architects, critics, and historians to debate the future of the house - both architecturally and discursively.
Once a primary topic of architectural discourse, from Vitruvius to Laugier, the house...Read More
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City's biggest newspaper, recently featured a video article about the BadSeed House. The BadSeed House was completed in 2017 and has been covered both locally and nationally. This video covers day-to-day life of the owners, and talks about the process of building an entirely off-the-grid home in an urban city center. With breathtaking vistas, and detailed interviews, this video feature offers an unprecidented look at the project, its history, and development.
To see the video article, click here.Read More
In January 2018, Matthew Teismann of LIONarchitecture was published in the Portuguese architecture journal Joehlo. Teismann's article, 'An Ideological City: Koolhaas’ Exodus in the Second Ecumene,' is a narrative that challenges or reconfigures the narrative of mid-twentieth century European cities by tracing their spatialized conception of a global-world through its ideological antithesis, at the hands of Rem Koolhaas in the early 1970s.
In 1972, when Rem Koolhaas created his theoretical project...Read More
In December 2017, LIONarchitecture published a monograph of their work. Titled 'LIONarchitecture: architectural projects 2012-2017,' this book features detailed descriptions, drawings, and photographs from selected projects over the last five years. The 170-page book also presents a history of LIONarchitecture, including its founding origin story, early failures, and philosophical intent. The full-color monograph is now for sale on LIONarchitecture.com and will be available soon on Amazon.com. The book is divided into the following four sections:
* Selected Projects [Built // Unbuilt]
* Additional Projects [Consult // Install // Exhibit]
* Research Projects [Published // Conferences // Grants]
* Selected Student Projects [Design Work from Selected Students]
In Spring of 2018 Matthew Teismann of LIONarchitecture will present new research on Architectural Allegory at a conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota, from April 18–22, 2018. The Saint Paul conference will include 48 paper sessions that will draw architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world together to present new research on the history of the built environment. In addition, roundtable discussions and architectural and landscape tours are being planned to enhance the overall program....Read More
In May of 2018 Matthew Teismann of LIONarchitecture will present some recent work at the annual Vernacular Architecture Forum conference - taking place this year in Alexandria, Virginia. Teismann will present new research on his travel research in Bawömataluo, Indonesia. Inspired by Levi-Strauss' suggestion of the house as a social institution, and Esra Akcan's melancholy of the colonized, Teismann's investigation will deepen the limited understanding of post-colonial anthropology through architecture itself. Based on historical and architectural evidence, this paper analyzes how cultural and social estrangement in Indonesia has been influenced by the disappearance of deeply rooted architectural heritage exemplified in the omo sebua of Bawömataluo. What can the sacred, unique, and at times idiosyncratic, tell us about cultural identification of the inhabitants of Bawömataluo? More importantly how can colonization impact the symbolism of a particular building and its memory?...Read More
As part of LIONarchitecture's goal to expand our influece in the Columbus, Ohio market, we recently submitted a project to the AIA Columbus Annual Design Awards. The AIA awards celebrate the best projects of each year - built and unbuilt. We submitted Thoreau's Aperture at Walden Pond for consideration for Best Unbuilt Project 2017. According to the AIA, "The AIA Columbus Chapter's annual Architecture Awards Program recognizes excellence in architectural design by Columbus architects, architectural students and those within the boundaries of the AIA Columbus Chapter."
In honor of Thoreau, we choose to approach this project in narrative formRead More
LIONarchitecture Principal Matthew Teismann was recently published in Fabrications Journal by Taylor & Francis Routledge. This article is titled 'An Emerging International: The Imperial Gaze of the Monster Globe in 1851,' and is the most comprehensive publication to date of Teismann's research into purpose-built viewing apparatus he calls optica. In this featured cover article, Teismann contends that architecture can instantiate being-in-the-world through a hidden architectural allegory that redefines our perception of the built environment. This paper contends that humans' modern conception of the world can be derived and displayed through certain types of architecture - where people come face to face with the world. During the mid-nineteenth century there was an inherent desire to visit these spectacles, a global project embedded within what Peter Sloterdijk calls an ‘architecture of immersion.’Read More
[Kansas City, Missouri]
Summer solstice is here. With this new change in seasons brings another new chapter for LIONarchitecture. Much has changed since our last press release - over a year ago. One of the most exciting updates is that the BadSeed house is now finished construction. Our clients Brooke and Dan have finally moved into the house permanently, and they could not be more proud. Furthermore, PBS featured the BadSeed House in a recent documentary show about urban farming. The show highlights some of the challenges of the project from its inception through completion, and covers many of its design features. In their interviews, Brooke and Dan gave an insight into day-to-day life on the farm and living in the house.
To see the PBS show Feast TV featuring the BadSeed House click here.
For the client's perspective on the BadSeed House, click here.
On April 25, 2017 LIONarchitecture has been restructured into a Limited Liability Company. We will now operate under the name LIONarchitecture, LLC. We have made this change as our firm expands its operations, and the types of projects in which we are involved become more complex. This change allows us to be more engaged with larger projects, while also maintaining a personal relationship with clients.
On March 23, 2016, the client of the BadSeed House in Kansas City Missouri officially moved into their new home. We received the most touching letter from them, Dan and Brooke of Urbavore Farm, shortly afterward. We thought we would share some of that letter.
From the client:
In a few short days I will give birth in this home.
A large tub of water will sit warm & full in the living room. As the sun sets, rises, or shines hot through the vast window walls, my child will come into this world, never knowing the pain & hardship that went into creating this space.
My husband Dan built this home and together we built this farm. Day in & day out we’ve toiled intensely, maniacally, sometimes joyously, but always with such pure intent, such raw emotion, and unwavering dedication.Read More
LIONarchitecture's MadHouse project, completed in late 2015 in Kansas City, was recently published on Arch Daily on February 11, 2016. Arch Daily receives 250,000 daily visits, and over 55,000,000 page views a month.
We are so proud of the MadHouse project. In light of all the struggles, constraints, and difficulties in the execution of the project, we are very happy to see the house recognized for its quality and significance. LIONarchitecture generally, and Charles Vega specifically, has put much time and care into the MadHouse. As such, we wanted to share this moment with you as well....