Adam Brillhart is currently a PhD candidate working with Wang Shu at China Academy of Art. His work is founded upon overtly categorical constructs and seeks to bring resolution to material processes latent in their formation. His education includes an M.S. Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a B.Arch. from NJIT. He practiced for several years in New York City at reputable firms including Adjaye Associates, Davis Brody Bond, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects. His writing and research on Boutique Hotels was featured in Domus no.949.
2011 | The boutique-hotel phenomena has been with us for twenty years now. A study conducted at Columbia University, partially published here, retraces the main events and principles that led from its invention to its transformation into a cliche. Read the boutique hotel's micro-history of milestones and the taxonomy of its features, a guide to spatial seduction.
2011 | In response to the use of biometric technology in tagging, tracking and surveillance, this interactive sculpture reads a person's silhouette to create unique sonic portraits. Created with Minette Lee Mangahas and Matthew Philip Richard.
2009 | Sequence is a method to gain traction on the event. It can be intensified through use of devices or rules of transformation. This catalog analyzes pre-concieved spatial sequences which consitute common contemporary architectural orders. Created with Barrett Brown.
2009 | This series of airport terminals at Mumbai International Airport is an investigation into parametric optimization which reveals and attempts to leverage complexities which emerge in fields of competing objectives. The proposal establishes an amorpheous, carpet-like, tiling system in which localities can interact with air-travellers by way of agriculture. The proposal looks beyond performance criteria of various airlines and focuses on the urgency of the conditions surrounding them.