Mark our words: Bittertang Farm is a studio to keep your eye on in 2015. Led by Michael Loverich and Antonio Torres, Bittertang features two enterprising architects who are bringing us wild works that have more than once been described as “squishy,” “vivid,” “frozen,” and “frothy.” Definitely not your run-of-the-mill designers, Bittertang’s work is all about using innovative materials—often filled with gases and liquids, or brimming with plant life—to create public spaces that get people thinking about daily life and living in a whole new way.
The studio’s whimsical works have won them everything from an exhibit at the Storefront for Art and Architecture to an “AIA New York New Practices Award” just last year, and Antonio himself was even honored as a TED Fellow in 2013. But if that isn’t enough to convince you of their rising stars, the studio was also recently short-listed as a finalist in MoMA PS1’s 2015 Young Architects Program, which, for those who don’t know, has for the last decade seen its entrants grow into globally recognized names.
Keep reading for our interview with the up-and-coming duo as they discuss their work, their mind-bending process, and a few of the projects they’re most excited about.