Press


Axis Mundi's diverse body of work has garnered critical attention in print and online publications like Metropolitan Home, The New York Times, Curbed, Dezeen, and The New York Observer.

SELECTED BOOKS, PERIODICALS AND JOURNALS

2016: Small Lofts (Spain), Booq Publishing, "Light Filled Duplex," pp. 280-289 [ PDF ]
2016: HabitArt (Guatemala), No. 28, November, "La Belleza Esta En El Interior," pp. 34-39. [ PDF ]
2016: HabitArt (Guatemala), No. 27, October, "Un Loft En Bond Street," pp. 36-43. [ PDF ]
2016: Decoration World (China), April, "Axis Mundi", pp. 28-49. [ PDF ]
2016: Aspire Metro (USA) Spring, "Oribital Axis" Bond Street Loft, pp. 98-103. [ PDF ]
2016: Villa (Poland) January-February, "Bond Street Loft," pp. 42-53 [ PDF ]
2015: Bridge for Design (UK), Summer, "Bond Street," pp. 1-9. [ PDF ]
2015: Dom Interier (Russia), pp. 132-139. [ PDF ]
2015: Hypernatural (USA), Princeton Architectural Press, H2O Headquarters featured on pp. 78-79. [ Link ]
2015: Interiors (USA), February-March, “Metro Pictures,” pp. 92-103. [ PDF ]
2015  Area (USA), Winter, "Design Focus: John Beckmann," pp. 32-39
2015: Loft Residences (China), Artpower International Publishing, pp. 128-131, 168-171. [ PDF ]
2015: ID. Interior Design (Ukraine), May-June, No. 65, “Bond Street Loft,” pp. 74-79. [ PDF ]
2015: Metropolitan Home (Malaysia), "Domicile of Artistry." pp. 74-79 [ PDF ]
2015: Modern Decoration Home (China), No.355, "Bond Street Loft," pp. 88-96. [ PDF ]
2015: ID. Interior Design (Ukraine) Dec-Jan, No.62, “Greenwich Village Townhouse,” pp. 52-59. [ PDF ]
2015: Estilopropio 25 (Argentina), “Brooklyn A Sus Pies,” pp. 52-55. [ PDF ]
2015: Flexform catalog (Italy), Bond Street Loft featured on pp. 98-99. [ PDF ]
2014: Artam Global Art & Design (Turkey), Nov-Dec., pp. 178-185. [ PDF ]
2014: Artravel (France), Sept. 2014, “Comfort Zone,” pp. 102-113. [ PDF ]
2014: The New York Times – House & Garden (USA), Feb. 6, “Boutique Sinks for Small Bathrooms,” D6. [ Link ]
2013: Creative Diagrams in Architecture II (China), pp. 34-35, and 142-145. [ Link ]
2013: Masterpieces: Sacred Architecture + Design (Switzerland), “Folded Cathedral,” pp. 6-9. [ PDF ]
2013: Residence (China), “New York Duplex Renovation,” pp. 104-109. [ PDF ]
2013: LUHHO (USA/Peru), “Pequeños Grandes Espacios,” pp. 24-25.
2012: The Home Observer (USA), “Prospective Perspective,” pp. 58-63. [ PDF ]
2012: Beyond (China), Vol. 13, Special Issue: Ecological Bionic Architecture, “Is It Technology or Is It Architecture?” essay by John Beckmann, H20 Headquarters, pp. 34-39 and Cloud House 50-55. [ PDF ]
2012: Revel In New York (USA), Vol. 3, John Beckmann Interviewed by Scott Newman, pp. 56-67. [ PDF ]
2012: Minted Magazine (USA), “Revved Up With Red,” pp. 117.
2012: eVolo Skyscrapers (USA), “MoMA Skyscraper,” pp. 1096-1099. [ Link ]
2012: Konsept Projeler (Turkey), “15 Broad Street," [ PDF ]
2012: Home Trends (India), Vol. 2, No. 8, “A Splash of Colour,” pp. 62-69. [ PDF ]
2011: Concept (Korea), Vol. 149, “Cathedral Fold,” pp. 86-89.
2011: Beyond (China), Vol. 005, “Whitney Downtown Museum,” pp. 48-53. [ PDF ]
2011: Leaf Review (UK), No. 10, “Retrofit for purpose: Axis Mundi and OMA,” pp. 35-38. { Link ]
2011: B-1 Magazine (Thailand), Vol. 4, Issue 45, “Cathedral Fold,” pp. 44-45. [ PDF ]
2010: New York Architecture (Spain), “Greenwich Village Townhouse,” pp. 212-219. [ PDF ]
2010: Great Wisdom in Small Space, The Green Design of Small-Size Architecture (China), "Ark House," pp. 214-217.
2010: Concept (Korea), Vol. 139, “Whitney Downtown Museum,” pp. 128-131.
2010: САЛОН (Russia), “Whitney Downtown Museum in Context,” pp. 154-157.
2010: OnOffice (UK), “H2…whoa,” pg. 59.
2009: MARK (Netherlands), No. 22.
2009: C3 (Korea), No. 303, “MoMA Tower at 53W53rd,” pp. 10-11. [ Link ]
2009: Skyscraper 44 (Korea), “MoMA Tower at 53 West 53rd,” pp. 90-97. [ PDF ]
2009: Glamour: Making It Modern (USA), Filipacchi Publishing, pp. 160, 228. [ Link ]
2008: 1000x Architecture of the Americas (Germany), p 6. [ PDF ]
2008: Spaces (UK), “Multi-Medium Axis Mundi,” pp. 70-79. [ PDF ]
2008: Metropolitan Home (USA), “The Village Uncommon,” pp. 144-151. [ PDF ]
2008: View from the Top (Australia), “Duplex for a Gentleman,” pp. 38-43. [ PDF ]
2008: Avenue (USA), “Axis Mundi Luxe Modern,” pp. 18-23. [ PDF ]
2008: Elite Interior (Russia), “Village Townhouse,” pp. 64-72. [ PDF ]
2007: Bait Venoy (Israel), “Village Duplex,” pp. 64-73. [ PDF ]
2006: The New York Times (USA), Oct. 19, “The Glasswork of a Master Catches the Light Again,” F3. [ Link ]
2002: Surface (USA), Issue 35, "Ten Avant Garde Industrial Designers 2002,"  pg. 112. [ PDF ]
1998: Wallpaper (USA), Magnum Opus," Sept.-Oct., pg. 290.
1996: Residences Decoration (France), "Le Talent noir sur Blanc," Sept. - Nov., pp. 74-79.
1992: Ambiente (Germany), Ein Loft der Ersten Stunde," Dec., pp. 106-110.
1992: New York Times (USA), "20 Best Sellers of 1991," Jan. 2, pg. C6. 
1992: Casa Vogue (Italy), “New York Black & White,” pp. 154-161. [ PDF ]
1992: Vogue Decoration (France), "The Graphic Life," No. 34, pp. 100-105.
1991: Furniture Design for the 90s (USA), PBC International, Glen Cove, NY, pp. 92, 175, 182 & 215.
1990: Product Design 4 (USA), PBC International, Glen Cove, NY, pp. 56, 65, 108 & 109.
1990: Blueprint (UK), "Bar Codes," No. 1, pp. 50-51.
1988: ID Magazine (USA), "New and Notable," Vol. 34, pp.78-79.
1988: Techniques & Architecture (France), "Axis Mundi-un collectif de trois designers," Vol. 377, p. 159.
1987: Lighting Dimensions (USA), "The Randolph Duke Boutique," Vol. XI, pp. 58-59.


SELECTED ONLINE PUBLICATIONS
2016: Dering Hall.com, "50 Indulgent Bathrooms with Freestanding Tubs" [ Link ]
2016: 1stDibs.com, "21 Beautiful New York City Apartments" [ Link }
2016: EstiloPropio, Chomeneas De Hogar, { Link }
2016: Designplusmagazine.com, "Bond Street Loft by Axis Mundi" [ Link ]
2016: Aspiremetro.com, "Oribital Axis" [ Link ]
2016: Artforum.com, "Architects Protest Competition to Design a Border Wall Between the US and Mexico" [ Link ]
2016: E1.RU, "Стеклянные перегородки в интерьере" [ Link ]
2015: Citylab.com, "Are 'Treescrapers' the Future of Dense Urban Living?" [ Link ]
2015: Architizer.com, “What If? 7 Iconic Examples of Unbuilt Architecture Throughout History” [ Link ]
2014: NYTimes.com, House & Garden, “Boutique Sinks for Small Bathrooms.” [ Link ]
2013: Hyperallergic.com, Unbuilt Museums [ Link]   
2013: NYMagazine.com, “Space of the Week: Doctor’s Orders.” [ Link ]
2013: Hyland Magazine, Edition 11, “Axis Mundi: Mysterious & Familiar.” [ Link ]
2012: FastCoDesign.com, “Axis Mundi: This Sleek House Was Inspired By The iPod.” [ Link ]
2012: DesignBoom.com, “Axis Mundi: Cloud House.” [ Link ]
2011: ArchitypeReview.com, “Interview with John Beckmann.” [ Link ]
2011: ArchitypeReview.com, “Art Museums.” [ Link ]
2011" eVolo, "Strasbourg Cathedral - Axis Mundi," { Link }
2011: Designboom, "Axis Mundi: Cathedral Fold'" [ Link }
2011: DesignBuild-network.com, “Retrofit for Purpose: Dramatic Architectural Rethinkings.” [ Link ]
2011: Trendhunter.com, “Polyhedra by Axis Mundi Lets You Live on the Edge.” [ Link ]
2011: Designboom.com, “Axis Mundi: Polyhedra.” [ Link ]
2011: Architizer.com, “Top 10 Projects 2010: Whitney Downtown Museum.” [ Link ]
2010: Curbed.com, “The 10 Craziest Renderings of the Year.” [ Link ]
2010: Observer, "How About a Terrorist Motel at Ground Zero?" [ Link ]
2010: Archinect, "Terrorist Motel to Replace Ground Zero Mosque?" [ Link ]
2010: Curbed: "And Now, the Most Bizarre 'Ground Zero Mosque' E-mail of the Day." [ Link ]
2010: The L Magazine. "Architects Redesign New Whitney Museum Building, Just to Fuck With Everybody." [ Link ]
2010: ArchitectsNewspaper.com, “Alternative Whitney Proposal Designed to Attract Attention.” [ Link ]
2010: NewYorkObserver.com, “Architect Provocateur Redesigns Renzo, Dings Developers.” [ Link ]
2010: Curbed.com, “Architectual Provocateurs Hijack Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum.” [ Link ]
2010: Designboom.com, “Axis Mundi: Whitney Downtown Museum.” [ Link ]
2010: Dezeen.com, “Conceptual extension to Whitney Museum.” [ Link ]
2010: Curbed.com, “New York Architects Go Abroad, Act All Crazy!” [ Link ]
2010: Dezeen.com, “H2O by Axis Mundi.” [ Link ]
2010: Dezeen.com, “Ark House by Axis Mundi.” [ Link ]
2009: Designboom.com, “Axis Mundi Unveils Conceptual Design for MoMA Tower.” [ Link ]
2009: Curbed.com, “Grudge Match, Tower Verre to take on…” [ Link ]
2009: Examiner.com, “Grid, Boxes, and Cantilevers: Transported Space in Air.” [ Link ]
2009: Dwell, "NYC Vertical Neighborhood"? [ Link ]
2009: ArchDaily, "Alternative for 53 West 53rd Street / Axis Mundi" [ Link ]
2009: Design Observer, "A Plea for Crazy in Architecture" [ Link ]
2009: Domus.com, “Concept Design for MoMA Tower at 53 W 53 – Axis Mundi.” [ Link ]
2009: Dezeen.com, “Alternative Design for MoMA Tower at 53 West 53rd.” [ Link ]
2009: ArchitectsNewspaper.com, “Say No to Nouvel.” [ Link ]
2009: Inhabitat.com, “Axis Mundi Unveils Alternative Design for MoMA Tower.” [ Link ]
2009: Curbed.com, “Jean Nouvels Tower Reimagined …as THIS!” [ Link ]
2009: BldgBlog.com, “Vertical House.” [ Link ]


AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS + GRANTS

2015: HGTV's Fresh Faces of Design (Nominee) [ Link ]
2014: Best of Houzz Design
2010: MacDowell Colony Fellowship [ Link ]
1998: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts [ Link ]

ESSAYS

2014: CityVision, "Googlika, or the World of Infinite Plunder" [ Link }
2012: Beyond (China), Vol. 13, Special Issue: Ecological Bionic Architecture, “Is It Technology or Is It Architecture?” essay by John Beckmann [ PDF ]
1998: The Virtual Dimension: Architecture, Representation and Crash Culture, Princeton Architectural Press, Editor and essay, "Merge Invisible Layers," pp. 1-17. [ Link ]

ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS: JURY MEMBER

2014: Evolo - Skyscraper Competition [ Link ]
2011: AIA Chicago - Design Excellence Awards [ Link ]
2011: Architizer - Competition Competition [ Link ]

VISITING CRITIC

Yale School of Architecture, Parsons The New School for Design, Pratt Institute, Fashion Institute of Technology, and New Jersey Institute of Technology.

TELEVISION

2015: NBC's OPEN HOUSE, Bond Street Loft, October 22 [ Link ]
2011: BLOOMBERG TV - Pimm Fox 'Taking Stock,' February 25 [ Link ]
2010: NBC's OPEN HOUSE, Wall Street Apartments, February

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS + AFFILIATIONS

1+ for Public Architecture - Connects nonprofits with pro bono architecture and design services.
ASID - American Society of Interior Designers, Allied Member
IDSA - Industrial Design Society of America, Member