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NaJa & deOstos Architecture Studio
Contemporary Architecture Practice London, England, UK Design Office
post updated 16 May 2021
NaJa & deOstos – Key Projects
latest publication in the Pamphlet Architecture series
image from NaJa & deOstos
Nannette Jackowski and Ricardo de Ostos are the principals of NaJa & deOstos, they are the authors of The Hanging Cemetery of Baghdad (SpringerWienNewYork, 2007) and Ambiguous Spaces (Princeton Architecture Press, 2008).
“The Hanging Cemetery of Baghdad”
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“Pregnant Island” project
published Oct 2008 by the Pamphlet Architecture Princeton Press:
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NaJa & deOstos projects exhibited at the 6th International Architecture Biennale in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2005; the Summer Exhibition 2006 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London; and the London Festival of Architecture 2008.
More information re NaJa & deOstos online soon
Location: 37 Great Russell Street, Suite 8, London WC1B 3PP, England, UK
NaJa & deOstos Practice Information
Architect office based in London, England
Architect studio led by Nannette Jackowski and Ricardo deOstos
They are design tutors of an undergraduate unit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (AA).
About the Studio:
NaJa & deOstos is a London-based architectural studio that has been developed as a platform for experimental architecture using narrative techniques formed by Nannette Jackowski and Ricardo de Ostos.
They are the authors of The Hanging Cemetery of Baghdad (SpringerWienNewYork, 2007) and Pamphlet Architecture 29: Ambiguous Spaces (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008). Their projects have been exhibited at the 6th International Architecture Biennale in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2005; the Summer Exhibition 2006 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London; and the London Festival of Architecture 2008. They are design tutors of an undergraduate unit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
Their work is largely engaged in ambiguous situations within urban and social dynamics for which the studio explores alternative narrative-like scripts. By infusing architecture with more explicitly literary references and structures, NaJa & deOstos develop projects that are imaginative and experimental but tangible and real at the same time.
The design research encompasses programmatic narratives as alternatives or cultural exploration to large infrastructural works. Leading an undergraduate design unit at the Architectural Association in London they have explored themes such as urban farms and manufacturing communities.
Amid a contemporary fascination for techniques and their commercialization, NaJa & deOstos develop an interdisciplinary architectural language, built or un-built, that stimulates a constant questioning of our roles as creators and consumers in an irresolute and often contradictory discipline.
“Pregnant Island” project published this year (October 08) by the Pamphlet Architecture Princeton Press:
London Architectural Designs
London Architecture Designs – chronological list
London Architect – design practice listing on e-architect
London Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:
British Academy Refurbishment, Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s
Design: Wright & Wright
image © architects
British Academy Refurbishment
King’s Cross Sports Hall
Architects: Bennetts Associates
photo © John Sturrock
King’s Cross Sports Hall Building
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