AFOAM is an architecture, art, design, and fabrication studio based in New York. The studio focuses on arts-related projects and often works with other designers, academics, and artists on collaborative projects. The team has designed installations, exhibitions, galleries, retail, residences, and objects across the United States as well as internationally.
PROJECTS range from a series of galleries for an art startup, an artist-in-residency on a farm in Bordeaux, a renovation of a historic townhome in Philadelphia, as well as residential and retail spaces.
PROCESS We believe in a process of critical naiveté, bringing a mindset that questions each problem anew, attempting to bar preconceptions from the process of how we approach a given project. We create exchange, debate, and conversation in and about parties, buildings, events, data visualization, and web sites.
MAKING Making and fabrication are inherent to, and inform our practice, and we will work in whatever medium is appropriate for a given challenge. This intrinsic relationship between design, prototyping, and learning informs our design process and has resulted in a collective who can deliver much more than drawings and specifications. We enjoy working with communities and end-users closely, to create new ideas, objects, and experiences to bring people together.
COLLABORATION We often work with other designers, artists, or professions to provide design and fabrication expertise to help people achieve their goals. In fact, many of our design/build projects arise out of collaborations with artists or as the result of competitions. It is a project delivery method that only applies for the right projects, for the right people, but is one that underlies all of our work. From designing objects to crafting visualizations, we like to expand possibilities for others while learning from them.
email: info @ afoam . net
Studio: 70-04 64th St, Glendale, NY, 11385