Design Dialogues No. 9

Surface hosted the ninth edition of our Design Dialogues talk series at Hôtel Americano in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. Mexico City–based architect Michel Rojkind, founding partner of Rojkind Arquitectos, and Danish-born architect Bjarke Ingels, founding partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), joined executive editor Spencer Bailey on stage. Rojkind and Ingels spoke about how they both met in Dubai when competing for the same project, their collaboration on a scheme for Mexico City's Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art, and the role of attention in architecture. They also discussed personal obsessions ("The only thing I really care about these days is Game of Thrones," said Ingels). The event was held in part as a celebration of Rojkind's just-released book, "Overstimulation." Special thanks to Tito's Vodka. (Video: Michael Hurley for

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