Design Earth by Tom Gearty
DESIGN EARTH. Photo by Tom Gearty.

DESIGN EARTH (Rania Ghosn)


Architects Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy co-founded DESIGN EARTH to engage with geography in addressing humanity’s relationship to the Earth through architecture. From Monaco to Mexico City, their research develops projects around concepts such as hypothetical volcanos, the Pacific Cemetery’ where satellites go to die and amethane aviary as waste disposal unit rendering gas pipes a forest for birds.


The collaborative practice DESIGN EARTH based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Cambridge, Massachusetts and led by architects Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy. DESIGN EARTH literally means earth-writing’, deploying geographic aesthetics as a form of environmental speculation in the age of climate change. The practice received a Young Architects prize from the Architectural League of New York and DESIGN EARTH have been commissioned by the Venice Architecture Biennale, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism and Oslo Architecture Triennale. Projects have been exhibited in international art spaces such as SFMOMA and Times Museum, Guangzhou and acquired by the New York Museum of Modern Art. Ghosn is an Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture + Planning and Jazairy is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of Michigan. They co-authored Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment (2018), a manifesto for the environmental imagination’, and Geographies of Trash (2015).



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