Team

Materials that excite me

The new possibilities of digitally fabricating, producing and, reusing wood products and scarps.

I’m influenced by

Any form of satire and critique.

When I’m not working you can find me

At the climbing wall or at the gym.

Go-to unit of measurement

Still thinking in imperial. Trying to shift to metric to see how my design will change.

Favourite object

My black cup. The colour and texture is super comforting.

On my playlist

FKA Twigs, Clippings, Death Grips and Carly Rae Jepsen.

 

Marco Kuo

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I grew up

In Ontario.

Education

Master of Architecture candidate, 2024 / University of British Columbia

The Shape of Two Cities: New York, Paris Program, 2018 / Columbia GSAPP

Bachelor of Interior Design, 2017 / Toronto Metropolitan University (Previously Ryerson)

Notable accomplishments/awards

‘Field of Lines’ Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2021 (Architecture Installation) with Alessandra Cianchetta, Sonia Leimer and Stephanie Marie Bigelow

Why Measured?

For their reputation as an office being able to execute highly refined and tailored buildings. Another admirable character is their detailing and sensitivity to material choice and how one traverses space. There carefulness does not restrict their playfulness and curiosity, and given their attitude to being present in the design process from the start to the end, I believe there is a lot to learn from them.

Earliest architectural memory

Earliest pleasant architectural memory would be entering the Sagrada Família when I was a teenager… the colour, scale and detailing completely blew me away.

Favourite space

My living room, though I would say a rather comforting common space to escape from the public would be the bathroom. After seeing Sou Fujimoto ‘Transparent Toilets’ and Mark Wigley’s lecture on pipes, I’ve developed a new profound respect for ‘Spaces for Hygiene’.

A space that has affected me

The Centre Pompidou. Having resided in Paris for almost two years, seeing this project almost on a weekly basis completely changed what I expect from radical and challenging architecture.

Materials that excite me

The new possibilities of digitally fabricating, producing and, reusing wood products and scarps.

I’m influenced by

Any form of satire and critique.

When I’m not working you can find me

At the climbing wall or at the gym.

Go-to unit of measurement

Still thinking in imperial. Trying to shift to metric to see how my design will change.

Favourite object

My black cup. The colour and texture is super comforting.

On my playlist

FKA Twigs, Clippings, Death Grips and Carly Rae Jepsen.