Buildings: Built & Unbuilt
Complicated Sites: Fictitious & Factual
Images: Flat & Flatless
Points: Viewpoints, Pointclouds & everything in between
ALAM / PROFETA PRACTICE
Our work ranges from experimenting with contemporary imaging & surveying technologies to small scale public installations & built sites of speculative re-use.
Weaving existing conditions with contemporary manufacturing technologies and aesthetics, engaging with the heterogeneous, often contradictory set of evidence of a given context, we focus on constructing inclusive interventions from the screen to the built environment. Leveraging new media and its effects on perception, our projects move between textures, models, videos, buildings and installations to recalibrate our agency across physical and digital spaces.
Most recently our work has been exhibited internationally at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC (2019), the Anchorage Museum in Alaska (2020) and the A+D Museum in Los Angeles, CA (2018, 2021) among many others. We have been invited to teach workshops at institutions such as ACADIA - The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture and the STRELKA Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, Russia and Yale University School of Architecture.
MAYA ALAM is an architect and designer of Indian and German descent. She holds the title of
Dipl. Ing. of Interior Architecture from the Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf and a Master of Architecture with Distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.
Since 2014 she has taught bachelor & graduate-level architecture design studios and seminars at several universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Syracuse University & the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Alam is currently the chair of 'Theory and Discourse in Design' at the department of architecture and engineering at the University of Wuppertal, Germany.
Alam was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Certificate and a Selected Best Thesis Award at SCI-Arc. She was the inaugural recipient of the 2016/17 Boghosian Fellowship, the 2022 Dekoloniale Berlin Architecture Residency, and the 2022-24 Schloss Solitude Fellowship. She has worked in Germany, India, Switzerland, China, Italy, and the United States. Amongst others with P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, NMDA, UNStudio, and Studio Fuksas.
DANIELE PROFETA is an Italian architect and designer. He is the Architecture Program Director of Syracuse University in Florence. He received a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, and completed his undergraduate degree between LaSapienza University in Rome & KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm, where he graduated with Honors.
In the past Daniele has worked in internationally renowned architecture offices, ranging from experimental design practices such as Mark Foster Gage Architects in New York and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S in Los Angeles, to larger firms such as Studio Fuksas in Rome. This allowed him to work on a variety of projects ranging from small-scale installations to international competitions as well as large developments in the Middle East and in Asia. He has also taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, University of California Los Angeles & Yale University.