Eibhlín Ní Chathasaigh & James Albert Martin represent at Chicago Architecture Biennial
News18 September 2021
Eibhlín Ní Chathasaigh & James Albert Martin are two Irish Architects in collaboration with Anne Dorthe Vester & Maria Bruun representing Denmark at this years Chicago Architecture Biennial
More about these two Irish architects who traveled to Chicago to participate in this project. You can read more about the project itself on their Instagram page @soillabnorthlawndale or at the Chicago Biennial Architecture site Soil Lab: A Collaboration with the Danish Arts Foundation « News « News and Press « Chicago Architecture Biennial
Eibhlín Ní Chathasaigh graduated from the Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark, in 2011. Since graduating she has worked for Atelier Peter Zumthor in Switzerland and Grafton Architects in Dublin, Ireland. In 2018, Eibhlín joined James and Anne Dorthe in participating in the REFORM Design Biennale with their collaboration Woven Construct, constructed in the garden of Munkeruphus Center of Contemporary Art, in Zealand, Denmark. Eibhlín believes imagination is the central strength of architecture and is interested in the social act of architecture and design as a collaborative conversation. It is with great pleasure that, together with the people of North Lawndale and the Soil Lab team, she embarks on transforming a vacant lot in West Chicago into a new public space.
James Albert Martin is a registered architect with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and Grade 3 Accredited in Architectural Conservation. He has taught at The Aarhus School of Architecture and at University College Dublin where he is currently a Design Fellow. James is interested in the act of making, and his work is informed by this collaborative act. James holds a MA from The Aarhus School of Architecture and has also undertaken courses in joinery at Capellagården - a school for craft and design. Since graduating he has worked with international studios; Sou Fujimoto Architects, Herzog & de Meuron, and Grafton Architects. In 2018, James, Eibhlín, and Anne Dorthe participated in REFORM Design Biennale with their collaboration Woven Construct, a seat, a screen, space, which they constructed in the garden of Munkeruphus, north of Copenhagen.