FAT's Imperfect Proportions

The London-based architecture firm creates designs which challenge modernism

A bunch of architecture students in Manhattan listen to a lecture by the principal of a self-deprecating firm called FAT, and almost no one laughs? Such was the unlikely scene at Columbia University last fall, when Sean Griffiths explained how his London practice outgrew its desperate youth to become a band of award-winning, mainstream-flouting mavericks.

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