Madlab’s work has been featured…

Bacterioptica is in I.D. Annual Design Review, Design Bureau Magazine, Metropolis MagazineBoutique Design MagazineWorld Architecture News, Make: Online, Gizmodo and many more…

Amanti Vino is in the Wall Street Journal Blog, Dr. Vino (and Serge the Concierge), ArchitectureWeek, BaristaNet, Salvaged Grace and others…

Le Vigne is in Interior Design Magazine, DDI Online, New York Times’ The Moment Blog, The Architect’s Newspaper, GDR Global Innovation, Apartment Therapy, Design MilkMonitor Magazine, AM New York, Artravel Magazine, Snap!Retail, FLATT Magazine, Fancy!, The Elegant Thrifter, Retail in Style, Retail Design Diva and many others…

Petia is in Princeton Architectural Press, Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design, ShelterPop

Jose is in MSNBC

Marissa and Petia are in Emerging Urban Futures

Sheephill Residence Spurns Sprawl

chandelier2 The 50-year ad hoc evolution of a gentlemen’s hunting sanctuary culminates in a vertical expansion that allows this custom remodeled and expanded residence in the New Jersey Highlands to breathe, draw in its gorgeous landscape and bathe in natural light.

Le Vigne – Recent Press

le-vigne-interior-viewMadlab’s Le Vigne project is featured in AM New York this morning (8/24/09) – pick up a copy or read it online: “Wine and design: MADLAB gives new shop a creative facelift”

We’ve also been featured in: The Architect’s Newspaper: “Open:Store”, Retail Design Diva: “Le Vigne Wine Shop: A Recession Ready Reality”, Inaudible Nonsense and BR&D

Chandelier progresses…

chandelier2 Fiber optics and petri holders are going in, with a bit more installation, the custom chandelier will be complete! Swarming fiber-optics and kit-of-parts construction enable reconfiguration, making the light fixture a dynamic piece of art.

Le Vigne nears completion!

p61211001MADLAB’s latest project is nearing completion: a new wine boutique in Greenwich Village that specializes in artisanal Italian wines. MADLAB joined forces with spurse in the design, fabrication and installation of this unique project, re-inventing what a successful retail experience can be during this economic climate. Le Vigne’s store owner is a young sommelier maverick who dared us to rethink the power of design: how we repurpose our belongings and how we reconstitute our spaces.

Petri chandelier is getting installed!

petri_chandelier_inprogress_060609The clients of this one-of-a-kind light fixture came to MADLAB with their design challenge after they visited Amanti Vino and saw the wine bottle chandelier. The final design even comes with its own primer. Here is an excerpt:

Your chandelier was designed for greatest adaptive potential, not only in its form and mechanics, but more importantly, in its sense of becoming. It goes without saying that a light fixture outfitted with petri dishes breaks from design norms. In fact, your chandelier is living and breathing the same air and bacteria you are, and so it would be inaccurate to think that it does not “feel” your cultural and biological life… Consider your relationship with your chandelier as symbiotic, one that is mutually changing over the lives of your family and light fixture. As you come to embody the chandelier in the way you dine and interact with loved ones, it comes to embody you.

Petia returns for 2nd symposium May 29 in Ohio

athens23Petia Morozov and her spurse colleagues Matthew Friday, Iain Kerr and Paul Bartow return to Ohio University’s School of Art and Design to lead a workshop and talk that rethinks natural-cultural systems relative to coal mining. Southeastern Ohio is a complex landscape of deep mining, forestry, farming and multimodal distribution networks that cross histories and practices of the past century. How we “see” these systems informs how we activate new circuits of collaboration and research. For more information, please visit Ohio University.

Petia gives talk May 20 in Boston

pic5As part of Berwick Research Institute’s Convivial Symposia series, Petia and fellow spurse colleagues Iain Kerr and Brian DeRosia will stage a talk about culture, research practices and collaboration as commentators of an infamous World Cup soccer match. An aggressive rethinking of these terms is performed and woven through tactical measures of one of the greatest global cultural practices. For more information, please visit Berwick Research Institute.

MADLAB joins the 1% pro bono design program

1p_logo1Public Architecture’s 1% pro bono design program is 100% sold on the idea that design is transformative and transcultural, and so are we. Our goal is to donate 1% of our work hours to pro bono service for nonprofit organizations who share these values, and want to put them into practice. If you know of an organization in need of design assistance, please contact us: info{at}

JAE book review is published

jae_cover_page_1The current issue of Journal of Architectural Education is “Alternative Architectures | Alternative Practices” (Wiley Publishing, Volume 62, Issue 4), in which Petia’s book review of Did Someone Say Participate? (MIT Press, 2006) joins a spectral chorus of alternatypes who never doubted architecture’s elasticity. Bottom line is, more research-based practices! Thanks for reading.