Matthias Hollwich Brings European Views on Aging to American Architecture – Architectural Digest

“Endless curiosity drew me out of Germany,” says Matthias Hollwich, a partner in the Manhattan firm Hollwich Kushner, a founder of the web platform Architizer, and a writer and teacher with a particular interest in how architecture can serve aging populations. The firm became widely known in New York in 2012 for its playful MoMA P.S.1 installation Wendy, and has since created a number of notable buildings, including the Pennovation Center, a tech incubator affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Asked what he’s proudest of, Hollwich mentions not the buildings themselves but “the reactions of the people using the buildings—the laughter and smiles that Marc [Kushner] and I experienced when Wendy opened, and which we saw at Pennovation when people started working there.”

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