writer, designer, architect in the making

Research interests centre around European metropolitan urbanism and its relationship to public, civic and institutional architecture with a specific focus on Florence, Italy. The latest research (in collaboration with a small UK-based team) can be seen at Studio Dipylon.

I am an Editor at ArchDaily where we stay one step ahead of world architecture news. I've also written on Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, interviewed at and reflected on the Venice Biennale, occasionally discuss interesting spaces, and review exhibitions, publications and journals from time to time.

I co-founded Mies. UK, a collection of interviews with architects, academics and students. We're now filming in five languages across two continents working together as Mies. TV. See what we got up to at the 2014 Venice Biennale.

My second love is art history. Publishing Michelangelo: the Man, his Works, his Legacy in 2010 alongside a national lecture tour on Michelangelo in the Vatican, Monet: Colour in Impressionism (paperback) was published in 2011. After 28,000 international downloads in six months, a special digital edition was released in over 50 countries in 2012. The Haaplin Press was incorporated in 2013.



current positions
Editor, ArchDaily (2013 -)
Practice Research, Mecanoo (2014 -)

current affiliations
Guest Editor, LOBBY (2015)
Co-Founder, Mies. UK / Producer, Mies. TV
Guest Lecturer, Manchester School of Architecture

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Based in Rotterdam, NL