Since founding Aranda\Lasch in 2003, Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch have pursued their own uncompromising vision of architectural practice. Driven by computation and a fascination bordering on obsession with process, Aranda\Lasch has turned out some of the most exceptional architectural geometry on this side of Neil Denari.
With offices in Manhattan and Tucson and projects on the boards around the world, they have cemented their place at the forefront of cutting edge architectural practice. After an early period of work on competitions, temporary projects, and high-end designed objects, they have since recently completed two buildings in Miami: the Art Deco Project (a retail space) and the Design District Event Space. In addition, two significant building projects are in process now: the Palais des Art in Libreville, Gabon and Budidesa, a residence and art park in Bali which is currently on exhibition as part of the Chicago Architectural Biennial.
I spoke with Benjamin Aranda, Chris Lasch, and Joaquin Bonifaz (a designer at Aranda/Lasch) at the Chicago Architecture Biennial about the changing output of their practice, making, computation, and participating in art and architecture exhibitions.