We are delighted to announce that Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg will succeed Greg Lynn as heads of Architectural Design Studio 2.

In 2013, Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg founded Space Popular in Bangkok; an architecture studio that explores the relationships between media and the built environment through research, design, and artworks. The studio has realised buildings, exhibitions, public artworks, furniture collections and interiors in Asia and Europe, as well as virtual architecture for the immersive web.

Lesmes and Hellberg have been Visiting Professors at UCLA AUD in Los Angeles for the past 3 years, and previously held academic positions at the Architectural Association in London, University of Toronto, and INDA Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

Clients, collaborators and commisioners include national institutions such as MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, MAXXI – National Museum of 21st Century Art, Rome, Italy; The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design ArkDes, Stockholm, Sweden; Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea; as well as independent galleries such as MAGAZIN, Vienna, Austria; and Sto Werkstatt, London, UK.