knitknot architecture is an award-winning international collective based in New York,Los Angeles, and London.

Founded in 2013, Knitknot has developed projects across different mediums and scales, combining practice with academia. knitknot members have taught and conducted research in Columbia GSAPP and Pratt Institute in New York, Princeton SoA in New Jersey, USC Los Angeles, the Bartlett in London and Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Our work has been published in magazines such as AVProyectos, Revista PLOT, MONU, Public Journal Design+Humanity and POST.

knitknot is currently formed by Diana Cristobal Olave, Maria Esnaola Cano, Gonzalo J Lopez Garrido, Alfonso Simelio Jurado and Tania Oramas Dorta.







AWARDS




2018


- EXCELLENCE AWARD INTBAU
Community Engagement . El Jicarito School . Nicaragua


- FINALIST
Concentrico 04 . Intervention in Plaza San Bartolome . Logroño . Spain .

2017

- RUNNER UP
City of Dreams Pavilion competition . Governors Island . New York . USA



2015

- FIRST PRIZE
Europan 13 . Os . Norway




      




PUBLICATIONS




2016


- “Osurbia, Redefining the Suburbia” in AV Proyectos, 73 (2016): 42-43

- “The Wisdom of the Crowd” in Public+(2016): 24-31


2015


- "Towards a New Urbanism. Emergent Strategies". MONU Magazine issue 23. "Participatory Urbanism". Rotterdam. The Netherlands


2014


- "Architecture Critic in Twitter times". POST Magazine issue 04. Melbourne. Australia


EXHIBITIONS



2018

- Concentrico 04
Colegio de Arquitectos de La Rioja . Logroño . Spain



2017

- CO.Exhibition . MediAcciones
Colectivos Internacionales de Arquitectura . Nuevos Ministerios . Madrid . Spain



2016

- Atlas of Constraints: reDUCE, reUSE, reCYCLE 
USC Architecture. Los Angeles .USA



LECTURES



2018

- “Network diagrams in Architecture”
Datatopia Summer School . Berlin . Germany

- “Decolonizing the Map”
PRATT Institute. Brooklyn . New York . USA
- Akademie der Künste, Berlin.



2016

- “Learning in & Learning from: Ideas on the move” TedX UniversityofMacedonia . Thessaloniki . Greece

- “Osurbia, Redefining the Suburbia” Pecha kucha presentation at the Europan13/14 Inter-Sessions Forum Badajoz (ES). Spain

- “Aquarius REdux” University of Sydney . Sydney . Australia


TEACHING




2018


- Architecture Studio . ARCH101
Fall . Pratt Institute School of Architecture . Brooklyn . New York . USA

- Urban Genealogies . ARCH461
Fall . Pratt Institute School of Architecture . Brooklyn . New York . USA

- The SuperBlock Studio . ARCH400
Summer . Pratt Institute School of Architecture . Brooklyn . New York . USA

- Intro to Architecture
Summer . Columbia GSAPP . New York . USA

- Architecture Studio . ARCH102
Spring . Pratt Institute School of Architecture . Brooklyn . New York . USA

- Urban Genealogies . ARCH461
Spring . Pratt Institute School of Architecture . Brooklyn . New York . USA

- Design Fundamentals . AAID101
Spring. NYIT . New York . USA

- Architecture Visualization . AAID140
Spring. NYIT . New York . USA


2017

- Architecture Studio . ARCH101
Fall . Pratt Institute School of Architecture . Brooklyn . New York . USA

- Architecture Visualization . AAID140
Fall . NYIT . New York . USA


- Intro to Architecture
Summer . Columbia GSAPP . New York . USA


- Architecture Studio . ARCH102
Spring . Pratt Institute School of Architecture . Brooklyn . New York . USA

- Materials, Practice and Pragmatics in Design
Spring . Rutgers University .  New Brunswick . New Jersey . USA


- Architecture Studio . ARCH101
Spring . Pratt Institute School of Architecture . Brooklyn . New York . USA


2016

- Architecture Studio . ARCH102
Spring . NJIT . Newark . New Jersey . USA


PRESS


2019

- “Bauen mit Erde - El Jicarito”.  Peter Reischer for Architektur Fachmagazin.

2018

- “The Architecture Collective KnitKnot Shows Us the Possibilities of Practice in a Hypermobile World”.  Mackenzie Goldberg Interview with knitknot. Small Studio Snapshots series in Archinect.

- “Knitknot Completes el Jicarito School in a Tiny Nicaraguan Village” Designboom.com

2017

- “Drawing Concepts” in  KooZA/rch

2016

- “La Bienveillance des Internautes: Knitknot architecture fait appel au crowd-funding comme catalyseur pour la realisation d’un project d’interet public”, in Public Journal Design+Humanity (October, 2016): 24-31



- “Osurbia, Redefining the Suburbia” in Europan 13 Results Catalogue. The Adaptable City (Europan Editions, May 2016)

- Knitknot Architecture Seeks Funds for Nicaraguan School ArchDaily.com


- Tiny Revolutions: Crowdfund a Nicaraguan School in El Jicarito Architizer.com


- Knitknot architecture designs low-cost el jicarito school prototype
Designboom.

- “Knitknot architecture lanza campaña de fondos para construir escuela en Nicaragua” Plataformaarquitectura.com


- “Cuando la escuela se convierte en el corazon del pueblo” Ethnic.es


- El Jicarito School, an innovative low cost school design in Nicaragua, by Knitknot architecture Morethangreen.es

- Knitknot architecture launched a campaign for a prototype school in Nicaragua Archiseach.gr

- El Jicarito School Prototype Revistaplot.com


- Construyendo con Tierra Estudio505.com