Bureau Spectacular

Los Angeles, United States

Bureau Spectacular, led by Jimenez Lai, imagines other worlds and engages with architecture through stories: beautiful ones about character development, relationships, curiosities and attitudes, and absurd ones about fake realities that invite enticing possibilities. The stories conflate design, representation, theory, criticism, history, and taste into cartoon pages, which swerve into the physical world through architectural installations, models and small buildings. Bureau Spectacular’s installation, White Elephant, is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The studio designed the Taiwan Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014.

Bureau Spectacular. Future Urbanism. Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial / Nathan Keay, 2015