Profile of Axis Mundi, headquartered in United States. No project submitted by Axis Mundi has been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).
Axis Mundi is a creative interdisciplinary design firm based in New York City. Their architectural and interior designs have been recently featured in Metropolitan Home, Spaces and The New York Times.
The work of Axis Mundi reflects a passionate commitment to timeless design solutions. John Beckmann is direct when it comes to discussing his process of arriving at thoughtful solutions to complex problems. "I'm not interested in chasing novel forms for their own sake, I'm more concerned with how the work will be perceived in the future, my sense of history is that most work inevitably betrays the time that it was built, regardless of its authors intentions, and in fact - the work that seems the most novel and of the moment, is just that. To the contrary, I think that our work is very concise, pragmatic and somewhat Utopian, as I truly believe that intelligent design should be affordable, and not something possessed by the elite. I guess that makes us very democratic."
John Beckmann, is a graduate from Parsons School of Design, and began his career working for the acclaimed "high-tech" designer Joe D'Urso. He is the recipient of a grant from The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. He edited and contributed to The Virtual Dimension: Architecture, Representation and Crash Culture, Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.