Only If—

is a New York City-based design practice for architecture and urbanism.

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2022.06.01

Only If is winner of Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard 2022. The annual award showcases top young firms from around the world.

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2022.05.12

Only If’s Narrow House won the 2022 Interior Design NYCxDESIGN award in the City House category.

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2022.02.15

Only If’s Narrow House, completed in Summer 2021, is first featured exclusively in the March 2022 print issue of Architectural Digest, on newsstands now. Online article via Architectural Digest. Photograph by Iwan Baan.

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2022.01.24

Only If Principal Karolina Czeczek is co-teaching a Spring 2022 advanced studio at the Yale University School of Architecture, together with Frida Escobedo. The graduate architecture studio aims to explore new housing typologies that recognize tenants, domestic workers, and first-line workers as a network of extended domesticity and investigate new ways to resolve the hidden tensions of domestic life and the roles architecture plays in the new social dynamic.

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2022.01.24

Only If Principal Adam Frampton teaches a graduate architecture studio on housing at the Parsons School Design in Spring 2022.

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2022.01.19

Only If’s Narrow House, completed in 2021, has been nominated for the 2022 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, cycle 4. The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, founded by the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago as a bicentennial award, illustrates the excellence demonstrated in built works of architecture of the 21st century in the Americas. We are deeply honored to be considered for this prestigious prize.

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2021.11.12

Only If has completed a large-scale model of Hong Kong’s interconnected public space, which has been commissioned by the M+ Museum in Hong Kong that opens today. The model is included in the inaugural exhibition: Here and Beyond, alongside works by Zaha Hadid, Ellen Pau, Tsang Tsau-choi and other, and is based on Only If Principal Adam Frampton’s co-authored book Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook. The exhibition will be on view from November 12, 2021 until the end of 2022.

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2021.10.23

Only If Principal Karolina Czeczek participates in the Aqua Infrastructure symposium at the Pratt School of Architecture.

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2021.10.11

Only If Principals Karolina Czeczek and Adam Frampton lecture in person at the University of Kentucky College of Design on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 2pm. More information about the event here. Many thanks to Jeffrey Johnson for the invitation and opportunity to return to Lexington, KY for an event originally planned in Spring 2020.

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2021.09.01

Only If Principal Karolina Czeczek’s work is featured at the exhibition Room(s): Yale School of Architecture Graduate Women Alums 1942- at the Yale School of Architecture.

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2021.08.11

Only If Principal Karolina Czeczek has written a series of articles that appear in Urban Omnibus on New York City’s swimming pools as public space and the history, form, social, and cultural aspects of the swimming pool as an architectural type: Undercurrents (May 26, 2021), Swim Lessons (July 1, 2021), and Withdrawn Waters (August 11, 2021).

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2021.07.16

Only If Principal Karolina Czeczek’s article “Why Does New York No Longer Build Public Pools?” co-authored with A.L. Hu and Nicolas Kemper is published in Issue #21 of the New York Review of Architecture (NYRA).

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2021.05.22

Adam Frampton’s work with the Columbia University GSAPP Housing Lab is exhibited in the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, entitled “How will we live together?” The research and exhibition examines small and medium building types produced after the 1901 “New Law” in New York City, which could provide a template for future dense urban housing.

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2021.05.22

Work from the University of Kentucky studio, the Somewhere Project, taught by Karolina Czeczek and Adam Frampton appeared in “Time Space Existence” exhibition at European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo, in parallel with the Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition is open from May 22, 2021 through November 21, 2021.

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2021.04.01

Only If’s winning Big Idea for Small Lots competition entry has been published in Vertical Living: Compact Architecture for Urban Spaces published by Gestalten.

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2021.03.08

Only If Principals Karolina Czeczek and Adam Frampton give a lecture at 5:15pm on March 9th, 2021 at Syracuse University entitled Only If: Far and Near. Response by Assistant Teaching Professor Aurélie Frolet. Thank you to Dean Michael Speaks and Associate Professor Kyle Miller for the invitation.

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2021.02.04

Only If Principals Karolina Czeczek and Adam Frampton are Visiting Critics at the Syracuse University School of Architecture in the Spring 2021. The studio, “Beyond the 98th Meridian,” set in the sparsely populated, semi-arid Great Plains region of the United States, revisits the radical and controversial 1987 de-growth strategy proposed by Deborah and Frank Popper to create the Buffalo Commons, the world’s largest ecological park. Announcement via Syracuse University.

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2021.01.29

Only If Principal Karolina Czeczek is co-teaching an advanced studio at the Yale University School of Architecture, together with Tatiana Bilbao. The graduate architecture studio, entitled Lost Commons, asks “How can we recreate a domestic space that accommodates all Ways of Life?” “How can architecture open new channels by reinventing spaces that can determine changes?” and “How do we build housing of our times?” More information about the studio can be found here.

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2021.01.20

Only If Principal Adam Frampton speaks at the University of Colorado Environmental Design program as part of the 5:47 Lecture Series. Many thanks to Susannah Drake of DLANDstudio for the invitation.

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2020.12.23

Only If Principal Karolina Czeczek is interviewed by Agata Twardoch as part of the “Women in Architecture” series published by Architektura Murator magazine [in Polish]. Full PDF available here.

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2020.10.18

Only If Principal Karolina Czeczek is interviewed by Łukasz Harat on the architecture podcast antyRAMA [in Polish].

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2020.09.21

OMA’s Tencent Beijing Headquarters has been completed. The Concept and Schematic Design at OMA was led by Only If Principal Adam Frampton as an Associate at OMA. Press coverage at Archdaily, Designboom, and Dezeen.

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2020.06.09

Only If Principals Karolina Czeczek and Adam Frampton have been working with students at the University of Kentucky to investigate the post-industrial landscapes of Appalachia, speculating on the “reclamation” and transformation of a forming coal mining site into a new landscape and site for a cultural institution. Shane Reiner-Roth of the Architect’s Newspaper covers the project, and student work is also featured on Dezeen.

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2020.05.01

Only If’s winning Big Idea for Small Lots competition entry is profiled in Architektura & Biznes in May 2020 [in Polish].

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2020.04.27

Podcast Only If On Managing a Small Firm During a Pandemic via Architect Magazine.

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2020.04.10

Since 2008, the field of architecture has engaged the economic precarity, social atomization and privatized “sharing” economies of contemporary society through models of communal work and dwelling, ranging from market-driven co-working and living spaces to renewed speculations on social condensers and phalansteries. At a moment in which physical collectives are being dispersed, and society has reached, almost instantly, a terminal state of precarity, isolation and virtual exchange, what is the status of this desire for architectural forms that contain whole communities and frame new commons? Only If Principal Adam Frampton participates in a discussion at Columbia GSAPP organized by Emmett Zeifman, together with Anna Puigjaner and Jimenez Lai.

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2020.03.03

Only If is named by Domus Magazine as one of the “world’s 50 most creative, interesting and promising emerging architecture practices.”

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2020.01.28

Only If is one of 14 emerging architects studied in the “Building Practice” seminar at Syracuse University taught by Professors Molly Hunker and Kyle Miller. An interview by Syracuse students Stewart Tillyer and Aditya Jain with Principals Karolina Czeczek and Adam Frampton has been published in the The Architect’s Newspaper, and project will include an exhibition of Only If’s work opening in April 2020 in Syracuse, New York. More coverage of the project here.

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2020.01.15

In Spring 2020, Only If Principal Karolina Czeczek is teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Principal Adam Frampton teaches at Columbia University GSAPP, and Czeczek and Frampton jointly teach at the University of Kentucky as Visiting Professors.

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2020.01.15

From climate change to migration, all across the world cities are having to come to terms with contemporary challenges for which there are few easy answers. Only If Principal Adam Frampton is one of 12 urban thinkers who share their knowledge, insights, and vision for the future of cities in light of today’s ongoing transformations in this forthcoming publication entitled The Amsterdam Agenda from Nai010 Publishers, available in February 2020. The chapter on Adam Frampton’s work is based on a 2018 lecture he gave at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. Thanks again to Daan Roggeveen (MORE Architecture) and Michiel Hulshof (Tertium) for inclusion in this exciting publication.

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2020.01.01

Only If Principal Karolina Czeczek will serve on the jury for the biennial competition New Practices New York 2020.

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2019.12.19

In December, Only If Principals Karolina Czeczek and Adam Frampton were invited and participated as guest critics for final reviews at the Columbia University GSAPP, Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, University of Colorado Denver, Rice University, University of Cincinnati, Cooper Union, New York Institute of Technology, and Princeton University.

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2019.11.05

Only If Principal Karolina Czeczek has been nominated for the Personality in Polish Architecture award, as part of the 25 year celebration of the “Architektura” architecture magazine. The nominees are authors of the most significant, groundbreaking and innovative buildings in Polish architecture of the last 25 years. The nominees were selected by Association of Polish Architects and notable cultural institutions, foundations and media.

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2019.10.18

An Office for Three Companies is included in Phillip Denny’s essay “Interior Evidence” in Harvard Design Magazine No. 47.

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2019.10.17

Karolina Czeczek presents on a panel titled The Arts in Urban Planning & Development at The New Dance Center at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn. Thanks to New York City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. for the invitation and moderator Dwana A. Smallwood of the Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center for the opportunity to participate in this important discussion about the role of arts in our community.

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2019.10.10

Adam Frampton participates on a panel at Columbia GSAPP on Big Ideas for Small Lots.

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2019.10.09

Only If is recognized as part of Next Progressives by Architect Magazine.

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2019.09.09

Adam Frampton participates on a panel at the Center for Architecture on behalf of Only If as one of the finalists of the Big Ideas for Small Lots competition.

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2019.08.13

Can small, vacant lots alleviate NYC’s housing crisis? Curbed reports on our design for the Big Ideas Small Lots competition. Earlier this summer our project was covered in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Designboom, Smart Cities Dive, and ArchDaily.

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2019.08.01

Only If’s design for the Big Ideas Small Lots competition, organized by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and AIA New York, is exhibited at the Center for Architecture in New York from August 1, 2019 – November 2, 2019.

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2019.05.14

Only If is one of 5 winners of the Big Ideas for Small Lots competition organized by New York City. The competition addresses 23 irregular, vacant city-owned lots, and received 440 entries from 36 countries. For the past several years we’ve been examining the specific and cumulative potential for housing on New York City’s irregular, narrow, and leftover land, both through our exhibited research, but also through a 13’-4” wide house now under construction in Brooklyn. Our proposal draws on this expertise and, to ensure its feasibility, strategically avoids the infrastructure of larger buildings. We are excited the city has initiated this project and thrilled to work towards realizing housing on these lots.

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2019.04.10

On Wednesday April 17th from 6-8pm, Karolina Czeczek will moderate a discussion at the AIA Center for Architecture featuring three generations of Polish architects: Bolesław Stelmach, Łukasz Wojciechowski, and Aleksandra Czupkiewicz. This event is part of the excellent exhibition Patchwork: The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak, open until May 18, 2019. Further event info and RSVP at the AIA Center for Architecture.

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2019.04.04

As one of 9 semi-finalists among 2000 entries from 35 countries, Only If created a water map and public pool catalog for New York City. This work is shown in an exhibition at A/D/O in New York City, opening tomorrow. Learn more and vote for our project (entry #8) online at A/D/O Water Futures.

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2019.03.12

Only If’s Narrow House has been profiled by Dezeen as part of the Dezeen x MINI Living series.
News via Dezeen.

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2019.03.06

The Architect’s Newspaper / AN Interior presents its top 50 interior architects and designers for 2019, and Only If is grateful to be included for the 2nd year in a row.

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2019.03.02

Adam Frampton will give a lecture on March 10, 2019 at 2:30pm in Auditorium 02 at the University of Mazandaran, School of Art and Architecture, Iran. The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Amin Adelzadeh.

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2019.01.01

Only If has moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Our new address is 1270 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Happy New Year!

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2018.12.19

Only If is one of “14 Emerging Designers You Need to Know” via Interior Design.

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2018.12.05

City of Saints, Only If’s recently completed project, featured in Interior Design.

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2018.12.05

Only If’s projects were recognized in the 2018 AN Best of Design Awards. City of Saints Bryant Park received an honorable mention in the Interior – Hospitality category, the Triboro Corridor won the Urban Design category, and Brooklyn Senior Affordable Housing won the Unbuilt Residential category. Congrats to other winners and many thanks to the Architect’s Newspaper and the jury: Tei Carpenter, Andrés Jaque, William Menking, Pratik Raval, Jesse Reiser, and Matt Shaw.

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2018.11.30

On behalf of the U.S. State Department Speaker Program, Adam Frampton presented Only If’s work at the KreNi4 conference of creative industries in Niš, Serbia, led a workshop, and was interviewed on local TV station Zona Plus.

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2018.11.26

Karolina Czeczek discusses insights about urban design and housing for Fundacja Bęc Zmiana on Radio Bęc (in Polish). Thanks to Bogna Świątkowska for the opportunity.

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2018.11.16

As part of the conference organized by Hilary Sample at Columbia University GSAPP, Acts of Design: New Housing Paradigms in North America, Adam Frampton moderates the second panel Small to Large Sharing, with speakers Fernanda Canales, Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray, and Luis E. Carranza. Further information via e-flux.

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2018.11.03

Adam Frampton participates in the conference Ground Transportation and Climate Change, as part of the Architectural League’s initiative entitled The 5000 Pound Life. Video and information about the event via The Architecture League.

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2018.10.16

Only If is a finalist in the Future Information & Communications category of the A/D/O Water Futures Design Challenge. 9 shortlisted finalist teams were selected from 2,000 members of the global design community from 35 countries. News via It’s that Nice and Core77.

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2018.10.15

Only If is a finalist in the 2018 Times Square Valentine Design Competition. We’ll present our design at the Center for Architecture today, Monday 10/15 from 6-8pm. Our design and those of the other finalists will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture until November 2nd. More details via the Center for Architecture.

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2018.10.12

Only If’s work on the Fourth Regional Plan has received an AIANY and ASLANY Transportation and Infrastructure Merit award. News via The Architect’s Newspaper.

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2018.10.05

Adam Frampton responds to the lecture of Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, co-founders of Neri&Hu, Shanghai, at Columbia University GSAPP on Monday, October 8th at 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. More information.

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2018.10.03

Join Only If in conversation with Dan Wood, FAIA, Principal of WORKac on Thursday, October 11th from 6-8pm. The AIANY New Practices Committee hosts a series of lectures by winning firms of the New Practices New York 2018 Competition. This lecture series will be held at the new Benjamin Moore showroom. New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as New York City’s preeminent platform to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. More information and RSVP here.

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2018.09.14

Adam Frampton will be a panelist in the discussion “Creating More Housing without New Construction,” alongside Deborah Gans, FAIA and Gus Sirakis, PE. The event will be introduced by Mose Gates and moderated by Emily Schmidt. Join the Regional Plan Association, the Center for Architecture, The Architectural League of New York, local architects, and others to explore how we can create alternative housing such as basement apartments, accessory dwelling units, and small infill in ways that add to our built environment and produce the types of quality housing we need. More information and RSVP.

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2018.09.12

Only If participates in the Second Floor Salon, presenting their research and projects alongside Leong Leong, T38, and Anna Puigjaner of MAIO. Thanks to Koray Duman and Benjamin Cadena for the invite.

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2018.08.27

Karolina Czeczek presents tonight (Monday) at A/D/O alongside Michael Chen of MKCA and Katherine Chia FAIA of Desai Chia Architecture PC, as part of the Spirit of the City series, moderated by Dezeen’s US editor Dan Howarth. The event will be livestreamed on Dezeen.

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2018.08.16

Karolina Czeczek interviewed on BĘC RADIO about the architecture of public space and public pools via Fundacja Bęc Zmiana. Listen (in Polish) on SoundCloud.

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2018.08.08

Only If has been named a finalist in the competition for the Times Square Valentine Heart, alongside Agency Agency, Buro Koray Duman, Isometric Studio, NHDM, Splice Design, Studio 397, and Reddymade. The competition is sponsored by the Times Square Alliance and AIA NY. Only If will present its design in public on October 15 and the design will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture from October 15th through November 2nd, 2018. RSVP to the presentation here.

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2018.07.23

Only If’s work for the Fourth Regional Plan, in collaboration with One Architecture, will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture (AIANY) in the show The Future of the New York Metropolitan Region: The Fourth Regional Plan from July 26, 2018 through November 3, 2018.

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2018.07.09

Only If is profiled by Julia van den Hout in Oculus Magazine for their Summer 2018 issue, New York Past Present Future, in print and online: AIANY’s New Practices New York Awards Recognize 5 Ambitious Young Firms

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2018.06.20

In conjunction with the A’18 Conference in New York City, Only If is hosting an open studio on Wednesday, June 20th from 5-9pm. Please join us at 545 Eighth Avenue #650.

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2018.06.13

We’ve moved from only-if.org to only-if.com. You can still reach us either way.

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2018.05.17

We are excited to announce that Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook will be exhibited in the Japan Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, opening next week. Drawings from the publication, co-authored by Adam Frampton, Jonathan D. Solomon, and Clara Wong, with Cyrus Pennarroyo, have previously been exhibited in the 2010 and 2014 Venice Biennale. This year, all 32 maps will be shown in “Architectural Ethnography from Tokyo: Guidebooks and Projects on Livelihood,” commissioned by The Japan Foundation and curated by Momoyo Kaijima of Atelier Bow-Wow, ETH Zurich Studio Bow-Wow, Laurent Stalder (ETHZ Professor of Theory of Architecture, Director of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture), and Yu Iseki (Curator at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito).

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2018.05.17

Only If’s Senior Affordable Housing is a finalist in the third annual NYCxDESIGN Awards. The program, organized by Interior Design and ICFF, celebrates outstanding talent across major areas of design such as architecture, interiors, furnishings, lighting, and technology, and unifies the more than 500 events taking place during NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s showcase of global design.

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2018.05.15

Karolina Czeczek and Adam Frampton discuss inspirational books at the Winners Roundtable for the New Practices New York 2018 at the Center for Architecture, New York, alongside Tei Carpenter, Matt Burgermaster, Nahyun Hwang, David Eugin Moon, Miriam Peterson, and Nathan Rich. The event was moderated by Matino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art.

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2018.04.27

Only If in the New Practices New York exhibition. On view until July 7th at the Center for Architecture, New York. Exhibition Design by Studio Lin and MOS Architects, photos below by Erik Bardin.

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2018.04.09

Join us on Thursday 04/12 at 6pm for the opening of Consequence: New Practices New York 2018. Work by Agency – Agency / Tei Carpenter, MABU / Matt Burgermaster, N H D M / Nahyun Hwang + David Eugin Moon, Only If —, and P.R.O. / Peterson Rich Office. Exhibition design by Studio Lin and MOS Architects.
On view from April 12th to July 7th, 2018 at the Center for Architecture, 526 LaGuardia Place, NY, NY.

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2018.03.13

As part of the Amsterdam Agenda series, Adam Frampton will lecture at the Academie van Bouwkunst, on Wednesday 14 March 19:30, followed by a lecture at the Pakhuis de Zwijger on Thursday 15 March at 20:00 with a response from Indira van ‘t Klooster. Thanks to curators Daan Roggeveen (More Architecture) and Michiel Hulshof (Tertium) for the invitation.

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2018.03.05

Only If is honored to be in the AN Top 50 Interior Architects list, “which recognizes the fifty most innovative and influential architects and designers working in interiors today.” More details in the March 2018 issue of AN Interior. Many thanks to The Architect’s Newspaper​ editorial staff. #aninterior50

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2018.01.25

Only If has been recognized as a winner of the 2018 AIANY New Practices New York competition, alongside amazingly talented offices NHDM, Agency—Agency, Peterson Rich Office, and MABU. New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as the preeminent platform to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms in NYC.

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2018.01.19

Adam Frampton and Karolina Czeczek will present Only If’s work in two public lectures, next week Tuesday 01/23 at the University of South Florida SACD at 5:30pm and Wednesday 02/14 4:30pm at the University of Cincinnati DAAP.

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2017.12.13

We are excited to announce that our project “Irregular Development” will be exhibited at the 2017 Shenzhen Biennale, opening Friday 12/15. New York City is known for its grid, but in fact, narrow, triangular or very small lots can be found throughout the city. These lots are produced by diagonal streets, easements, and historical conditions before the grid, including farms and New York City’s “urban villages.” The lots, due to their atypical dimensions and area, as well as current zoning regulations, remain unused. The project identifies and catalogs irregular and vacant properties throughout New York City, some of which are owned by the city. Irregular Development seeks to demonstrate the feasibility and potential of these sites through speculative housing prototypes. Supported by Columbia GSAPP and the 2017 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture. Team: Karolina Czeczek and Adam Frampton, with Kutay Biberoğlu, Pierre De Brun, Joey Parrella, and Yi Sun.

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2017.10.12

Adam Frampton will give a short preview of our work for the upcoming Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture and participate on a panel tomorrow (Friday, October 13) 5-8pm at the Center for Architecture, NYC, alongside Yoonjai Choi, Ken Meier, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Zhe Fan, Zhuo Pang, Michael Speaks, Valerio Morabito, and Travis Bunt. Free, more info & RSVP.

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2017.10.06

For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings. We are excited to announce that Voyager Espresso has been included this year. Come visit on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 2-6pm and also check out some of the other amazing parts of the city that can be accessed that weekend.

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2017.09.23

Alongside Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular, Adam Frampton will talk about Only If’s work next Tuesday, September 26 in Oslo, Norway. The lecture is organized by the Oslo Architecture Association and The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Location: DOGA (Design og arkitektur Norge), Hausmannsgate 16 0182 Oslo, 0182 Oslo, Norway. Starting at 19:00, free and open to the public.

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2017.09.18

Adam Frampton will respond to Meng Yan’s lecture at Columbia University GSAPP this evening. Meng Yan is a partner at Urbanus, one of the most influential contemporary architectural practices in China. 6:30pm at Wood Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Video now available.

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2017.09.15

Only If is participating in Tatiana Bilbao’s tower at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, entitled Make New History. Our contribution is on view in the Vertical City at the Chicago Cultural Center from September 16, 2017 through January 7, 2018.

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2017.07.18

Our Narrow House has received a building permit and construction will start later this summer.

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2017.04.18

Shenzhen/Hong Kong: Enclaves, Edges, and Experiments. A presentation by Joshua Bolchover and Jonathan Bach, in conversation with Ou Ning and Adam Frampton. Thursday, April 20, 6:30pm, at Columbia GSAPP.

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2017.03.08

Only If has been named the 2016 Emerging Interior Practice of the Year by the World Interior News. Karolina Czeczek accepted the award at London’s Design Museum. World Interior News.

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2017.03.06

Only If, together with One Architecture, has been selected by the Regional Plan Association and the Rockefeller Foundation to contribute to the Fourth Regional Plan. Our team will develop the vision for the city corridor connecting Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. We are excited to build upon the work of Catherine Seavitt / CUNY and Guy Nordenson and Paul Lewis / Princeton University, alongside three other winning teams including WORKac, Rafi Segal and DLANDstudio, and PORT + RANGE.
More information via the Architect’s Newspaper. Press release via the Regional Plan Association

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2017.01.29

Adam Frampton will respond on Monday 01/30 6:30pm for the lecture of the London-based, award-winning practice vPPR Architects (Tatiana von Preussen, Catherine Pease and Jessica Reynolds) at Columbia GSAPP. Event Info / Video

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2017.01.05

Read the profile on Only If from PIN-UP Magazine via Architizer: New Power Generation: Only If Utilizes Simple Forms to Make Lasting Statements in Architecture.

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2016.12.09

Our website www.only-if.org was updated this past summer and several new projects are up now. Concept and design in-house with Matthew Davis, Midori Hasuike, and Karolina Czeczek.

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2016.12.07

Only If proposed a series of “pools within pools” to revitalize the largest outdoor pool in Europe. The competition entry was awarded a Special Mention.

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2016.12.01

Only If has been shortlisted for the World Interior News Awards 2016 Emerging Interior Practice of the Year.

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2016.11.21

Adam Frampton will present at Storefront for Art and Architecture and join a discussion for Part III: Manifesto Series: The Sharing Movement on Tuesday 11/21/16 at 7pm.

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2016.11.15

Only If is one of “nine New York architecture firms that will shape the future of architecture” in PIN-UP’s NEW POWER GENERATION. ⚡⚡⚡ Portrait by Rachel Chandler and text by Paul Keskeys. Thanks to Felix Burrichter. Check it out in PIN-UP 21 Fall Winter 2016/17.

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2016.10.22

An Office for Three Companies, featured on ArchDaily.

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2016.09.27

Cities Without Ground will be exhibited at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, The World in Our Eyes, curated by FIG Projects. Opening 5 October.

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2016.07.01

Only If is profiled in Frame 111. (on newsstands today).

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2016.04.08

Voyager Espresso has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 AZ Awards, among 826 entries from 52 countries.

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2016.04.02

Voyager Espresso appears in The New Yorker.

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2016.02.10

The Architect’s Newspaper coverage of Voyager Espresso.

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2015.12.13

Michael Vahrenwald shoots our latest completed project, ‎Voyager Espresso‬.

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2015.10.30

What possibilities and opportunities might emerge from alternative propositions for the ground within urban space? What implications might these instances yield across scales – from the street to domestic interiors – in the quotidian patterns of cities? Adam Frampton at Rensselaer Architecture on 11/21, together with James Ramsey (Principal of raad and the creator of the Lowline).

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2015.09.24

Upcoming lecture in Chicago, 10/01 at 5pm, Archeworks 625 N Kingsbury Street.

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2015.09.22

Only If was invited to participate in a shortlisted competition to design a temporary hub for the upcoming Performa 15 biennial. Our proposal, consisting of a field of X’s, defines a gridded space, a precise frame, and an “interior urbanism” that is intended to instigate new types of performance and relationships between artists, audience, public, and staff. Our full proposal, and other entries, can be seen here. Team: Karolina Czeczek, Frenga Pagliaro, James Schrader, Jon Siani, Yue Zhang.

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2015.08.21

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2015.06.29

Adam Frampton will present Cities Without Ground at Columbia University GSAPP, Tuesday June 30 at 6pm.

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2015.06.29

Work in Progress
Photography by Midori Hasuike

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2015.06.15

Lecture tomorrow at Shenzhen University. More information via Eventbrite.

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2015.05.28

Tonight, Adam Frampton will be a dialogue guest, together with Winka Dubbeldam, at the opening reception of New York – Beijing – New York, responding to Wang Hui (Urbanus), Zhang Ke (ZAO/standardarchitecture), Xu Tiantian (DnA), and Huang Wenjing (OPEN). Thursday May 28, 2015 5:30pm at the Center for Architecture, New York.

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2015.04.21

Adam Frampton will participate in the panel Professors Who Practice tomorrow at Columbia GSAPP.

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2015.04.13

What is the role of Temporary Architecture today? This upcoming Wednesday 04/15 at 7pm, Adam Frampton will participate in Storefront for Art and Architecture’s “Manifesto Series: .TEMP Architecture”

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2015.03.19

Work in Progress
Photography by Midori Hasuike

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2015.01.20

Work in Progress

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2014.10.21

Groundbreaking

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2014.09.28

Interview with Architect Adam Frampton by Jimenez Lai for the Township of Domestic Parts, Taiwan Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale.

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2014.09.24

Participating in THE POST-DEVELOPMENTAL CITY today at Cornell AAP in New York.

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2014.06.07

Cities Without Ground shown at the Venice Biennale in the very impressive “Elements of Architecture” (Escalator Room)

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2014.05.25

In case you missed the Wednesday lecture at Post Office in Rotterdam or Thursday at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, on Tuesday 05/27 at 12:30pm Jonathan and Adam will speak at TU-Delft on Cities Without Ground.

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2014.05.16

Please join for for Only If’s inaugural lecture at the Rotterdam Post Office, sponsored by DOMAIN OFFICE and the Chair of Complex Projects, TU-Delft. Adam Snow Frampton will present 6 projects produced in the first 6 months of Only If’s practice. “Possible Outcomes” is both a design strategy used in response to uncertainty and a form of self-awareness for a startup practice. Wednedsay, May 28 at 19:00, Post Office, Vijverhofstraat 100, Rotterdam NL.

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2014.05.09

Cities Without Ground will be exhibited at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, opening May 29. Jonathan Solomon and Adam Frampton will discuss the book at the Kunsthal Cafe, Rotterdam, Thursday, May 29, 17:00-18:30

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2014.05.08

Instant Modelshop

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2014.04.17

We’re hiring (again), for a position starting in the next few weeks. jobs@only-if.org

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2014.04.13

Strelka Future Urbanism: Interview with Adam Snow Frampton
It’s great to be included in a series that offers different perspectives from many notable intellectuals & practitioners thinking and working on cities of the future. Thanks to James Schrader for the excellent questions!

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2014.04.03

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2014.01.23

Adam Frampton, together with co-author Jonathan D. Solomon, will deliver a lecture on Cities Without Ground at the BSA Space in Boston tomorrow.

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2013.12.22

Midtown Special Economic Zone. A detail from Only If’s exhibit “Cut City” now on view at the Bi-City Biennale in Shenzhen.

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2013.12.18

The Biennale As Urban Catalyst: Jeffrey Johnson On Shenzhen’s Bi-City Biennale Of Architecture And Urbanism (Interview by Adam Frampton via Architizer)

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2013.12.08

“Cut City”, Only If’s unsolicited masterplan for New York City, opened at the Border Warehouse in the Shenzhen biennale this past weekend. Our project imagines New York City with the density and urban conditions of Hong Kong. Big up to the team who put it together: Ryan Peeters, Jon Siani, Hugh Magee and UABB curators, especially Young Zhang, for their support.

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2013.12.01

Headed back to Shenzhen to install Only If’s exhibit in the Border Warehouse and participate in the opening events at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture… details to follow.

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2013.12.01

Cities Without Ground (with Jonathan D Solomon, Clara Wong) will be exhibited in Rights of Way: Mobility and the City, curated by MILLIGRAM, at BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA. Opening on December 5, 6pm onward. Other contributors include Höweler + Yoon Architecture, NODE Architecture + Urbanism, & Urban-Think Tank.

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2013.11.20

Cities Without Ground (with Jonathan D Solomon, Clara Wong) exhibited at the Centro Cultural São Paulo, X Bienal de Arquitetura de São Paulo, through December 1.

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2013.11.14

Only If is hiring architects and interns. Please send applications (letter of interest / CV / work samples, max 5mb PDF please) to jobs@only-if.org.

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2013.10.12

Up & Running. Only If launch party will be Friday, November 1. Stay tuned for details…

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2013.09.23

Adam Frampton’s collaboration with Arup at OMA on the Taipei Performing Arts Center mentioned in Metropolis magazine.

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2013.09.23

Cities Without Ground (with Jonathan D Solomon, Clara Wong) reviewed in A Daily Dose of Architecture.

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2013.08.07

Only If will be moving to office space at 545 8th Avenue in New York’s Garment District in mid-September.

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2013.07.17

Thanks to all bidders for supporting Storefront and congrats to Marc Kushner for winning Only If’s drawing Behind Storefront.

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2013.06.23

Only If has been commissioned for the drawing Behind Storefront as part of the exhibition POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions.

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