Ron Arad Architects, daughter company of long-established Ron Arad Associates, was founded in May 2008. The growing practice has in recent years completed the Mediacite retail centre in Liege, and the Design Museum Holon in Israel, as well as a number of public art commissions including the Curtain Call at the Roundhouse (London), the Vortext sculpture in Seoul, and the 720 Degrees at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The practice is currently engaged in cultural, commercial and residential projects in Europe, the USA, and the Middle East, with 2 new projects on site.
The practice is known for its unconventional and edgy design and material research and applications, and has shown works extensively at the 'No Discipline' exhibitions at the Pompidou Centre in Paris (2008) and the Museum of Modern Art in NY (2009), and at the 'Restless' exhibition in the Barbican Centre in London (2010). Works were recently shown at Ivory Press Gallery in Madrid, and a further exhibition opened in the Pincoteca Agnelli in Turin this month. Ron Arad Architects was established as an independent offshoot of the long-established design studio Ron Arad Associates. The two studios share the same building in Chalk Farm in London, and enjoy the frequent overlap of interests, activities and knowledge this proximity offers. The practice comprises a team of architects and architectural assistants, under the directorship of Ron Arad, Caroline Thorman and Asa Bruno, and has recently completed a number of high-profile new-built works, including Mediacité in Liege and the Design Museum Holon in Israel. Ron Arad Architects’ thinking, form-finding, volumetric design and realisation draws on resources and materials that have been at the source of experimentation by the practice since its inception in 1981 as ‘One-Off Studio.’ The experimentation with and questioning of the limits of construction engineering, the celebration of the integrity and character of the materials employed in projects, and the often radical re-conception of form, are key to the activities of the practice. The recent completion of both the Mediacité project in Belgium, and the Design Museum Holon in Israel has enjoyed extensive and enthusiastic coverage in the media, from international television coverage in the BBC and ABC News, to lifestyle magazines such as Vogue, Wallpaper, Elle Decoration, Glamour, Grazia and Numéro to architecture, art and design publications such as ArtNews, Blueprint, Architectural Digest, Mark Magazine, Building Design, Interni, to editorial coverage in the New York Times, Time Magazine and The Independent, to name a few.