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Reiser + Umemoto
New York City
Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto have practiced in New York City as Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture since 1986. Their projects cover a range of scales, from furniture and residences to landscape design and infrastructure. They participated in Record's Millennium issue in 1999 and recently won a competition for the design of the Alishan Tourist Infrastructure in Taiwan, to begin construction in 2005. Reiser teaches at Princeton University and Umemoto at the University of Pennsylvania.
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U.S. Pavilion Floor Plan–
Highway Interchange
Principals: Jesse Reiser + Nanako Umemoto; Team: Eva Perez de Vega Steele, Jason Scroggin, and Jonathan D. Solomon
This proposal redefines a generic highway interchange by engaging the space between the road and its adjacent territories. The new interchange, which includes a bridge made of laminated-wood members, incorporates residential development, pedestrian circulation, and landscaping, fostering a sense of urbanism usually lacking in such infrastructure projects.


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