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EA548: Eran Chen - Solving the Urban Crisis Through Fractal Porosity (D.C. Greenways)
Episode 54816th February 2024 • EntreArchitect Podcast with Mark R. LePage • EntreArchitect // Gābl Media
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Solving the Urban Crisis Through Fractal Porosity (D.C. Greenways)

Eran Chen, the visionary founder of ODA Architecture, traces his architectural journey from his upbringing in Israel to his impactful presence in New York City. Inspired by childhood memories, such as the quaint courtyards of his neighborhood, Eran's designs reflect a deep understanding of human interaction with space. He established ODA in 2007 and quickly rose to prominence with groundbreaking designs marked by fractal porosity, a concept central to the firm's urban design ethos.

Eran's career boasts over 50 completed projects within a decade, earning him recognition from prestigious organizations like the AIA. His innovative designs, including the renovation of Rotterdam's former Postkantoor and the transformation of a parking garage into a vibrant public space in Buenos Aires, illustrate his commitment to redefining urban landscapes. Through guest lectures and academic roles at Columbia University and New York University, Eran shares his expertise and influences the next generation of architects.

In this conversation, Eran underscores the significance of seizing opportunities and embracing decisions with confidence, emphasizing how small assignments can lead to substantial growth. He announces the release of his new book, which not only showcases ODA's recent work but also narrates their journey, inspiring appreciation for his transformative impact on the architectural world.

This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, Solving the Urban Crisis Through Fractal Porosity (D.C. Greenways) with Eran Chen.

Connect with Eran online at ODA, check out the D.C. Greenways project, or follow him on LinkedIn.

Referenced in this Episode

ODA: Office of Design and Architecture by Eran Chen, Paul Goldberger [book]

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