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The Surreal Visions of Hernán Diáz Alonso/HDA-X05:41

Join Hernán Diáz Alonso [SCI-Arc Director/founding principal of HDA-X] for an inside glimpse into his latest book The Surreal Visions of Hernán Diáz Alonso. Written by Diáz Alonso with a forward by John Hoke, III, the book showcases more than 80 projects from HDA-X in eye-popping images challenging the limits of human imagination. A spectacular survey of Diáz Alonso’s cutting-edge designs, including chairs, tableware, and lamps, this stunning volume includes plans for such architectural projects as a library in Helsinki, a promenade and park in Barcelona, a theater in Bogotá, and a museum in Budapest. Throughout, a conversation between Diáz Alonso and David Ruy, SCI-Arc Postgraduate Programs Chair, illuminates his creative process. The book also includes essays by designer and architectural theorist Joe Day, designers and SCI-Arc faculty Marcelyn Gow and Florence Pita, Director of the Center for Design and Geopolitics at UCSD Benjamin H. Bratton, and lead designer at HDA-X Rachael McCall. The Surreal Visions of Hernán Diáz Alonso is published by Thames & Hudson.

Hernán Diáz Alonso is the director of SCI-Arc and founding principal of HDA-X, both based in Los Angeles. John Hoke III (Foreword) is Chief Design Officer at Nike, and is a permanent design fellow at Pennsylvania State University, a member of the board of directors at Herman Miller, advisor to Piaggio Fast Forward, and a trustee at Pacific Northwest College of Art. He has also served as a trustee of Cooper Hewitt and was a designer at Michael Graves Architecture and Design in Princeton, New Jersey.

Soundtrack: "Shipping Lanes & Moonrise" by Chad Crouch

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