BLINK!LAB is an architectural practice and urban research lab based in Oakland, CA. Our fascination is the ability of the metropolis to generate unpredicted social and cultural systems. The lab's mission is to articulate aspirations and confessions of human life present in the workings of latent economic and psycho-geo-political forces with the intention of deriving form. Our desire is a greater understanding of the plasticity of people, tectonics, sculpture, the urban landscape.
The practice of architecture today can be segmented into 2 dominant schools. In one corner are the playful and critical, but few realized buildings directed at the average individual. In the other corner, are well established, safe, predictable but often times boring structures favouring commoditization and economic efficiency.
At BLINK!LAB we see design as an indicator of how we value people. We also have a responsibility to pull the future forward.
Our philosophy rests on the built environment as possibly one of the most important political decisions affecting society as a whole. Architectural space can be a catalyst to change. By utilizing our knowledge of architecture, art, contemporary and traditional social structures, as well as, economic transformations, we understand more clearly than most the infinite potential of the architectural inquiry.
Without boundary from digital cinematic design to habitable space - we accept the potential to massively influence human behavior. As such, all assignments are examined, scrutinized and assessed.
Please enjoy our website. It is meant more to spark discussion of possibility of what should be than be a parade of actuality. BLINK!LAB was established in 2003. Being a multi-disciplinary studio, we are filled with enthusiasm about all projects on the drawing board. Works-in-Process are displayed only as long as they are being developed. This allows both our clients and ourself to remain excited while capturing the flow of change from gestation to fruition.
4228 martin luther king, jr. way
oakland, ca 94609