Diller Scofidio + Renfro (AV 221)
Arquitectura Viva, 2020
Since the turn of the 21st century, Diller Scofidio + Renfro has undergone a process of formidable growth. Based in New York, the firm recently completed the last stretch of the High Line, the impressive centre The Shed, and a large extension to the Museum of Modern Art. Their practice spans the fields of architecture, urban design, digital media, installation art, and multimedia performance, often focusing on civic and cultural projects on various scales. This instalment surveys the past two decades of prolific work by the design studio, divided across three main themes: Revised Landscapes, Shared Knowledge, and Accessible Culture. Includes an essay by Edwin Heathcote.