Another Take: 17 Stories on Architecture

Join Sarah Graham, Marc Angélil, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design for a presentation of their latest architecture book, which tells the unordinary story of 17 buildings.

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swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


January 06, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

In addition to distinguished academic careers, Marc Angélil and Sarah Graham are partners in the architecture firm agps.architecture based in Zurich and Los Angeles. This evening they present the first comprehensive survey of their projects, followed by a book signing of their recently published Another Take: 17 Stories on Architecture.

Another Take explores the intersection of architecture and everyday life. The book evolved as an experiment aimed at viewing the work from perspectives other than those expected. It is not a monograph. Instead of presenting buildings as solitary objects, framed by impeccable skies and removed from their messy contexts, the authors sought out the hidden, informal, and ordinary circumstances that accompany the making and the use of architecture.

Marc Angélil and Sarah Graham’s well-known architecture firm bridges the domains of urban design, infrastructure, landscape, and architecture. They have designed multiple projects in North America and Europe including the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, the Aerial Tram in Portland, and Dok E at the Zurich airport.

Another Take is published by Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess in Switzerland and can be purchased during the event through William Stout Architectural Bookstore. This evening is also the last chance to see the Bubble Ballet exhibition at swissnex San Francisco, a hypnotic installation of shape, light, and texture by award-winning Swiss design studio Greutmann Bolzern.


6:00 pm  doors open
6:30 pm  presentations by Marc Angélil and Sarah Graham
7:00 pm  book signing
8:00 pm  doors close


Marc Angélil

Marc Angélil studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), where he also completed his doctoral dissertation. He has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Southern California, and is currently a professor in the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich. He is the author of several books, including Deviations – A Manuel of Methods of Teaching, Indizen on the Political Economy of Contemporary Urban Territories, and Cities of Change – Addis Ababa.


Sarah Graham

Sarah Graham holds a BA in Art History and Design from Stanford University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California and a Visiting Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, The Harvard GSD, University of California Berkeley, and Nanjing University. Graham is a Fellow of the Bund Schweizer Architekten (BSA) and the American Institute of Architects (FAIA).


Photo: Myleen Hollero

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