TBA21 Treasure Chest Buried


The Treasure Chest has been buried. Treasure of Lima is a commission by TBA21 to house works from over thirty renowned artists inside a submersible chest designed by Aranda\Lasch and then buried in a secret location. This piece will be up for auction this year at Phillips.


Yale University Lecture


Benjamin Aranda presented a lecture at the Yale School of Architecture as part of the Digital Post-Modernities: From Calculus to Computation Symposium.

J.G. Ballard

This small but astute machine has found an elegant way of restraining and rediscovering all the lost enchantments of the flesh.

— J.G. Ballard on the zipper

Geoffrey West

When we started living in cities, we did something that had never happened before in the history of life, we broke away from the equations of biology, all of which are sublinear. Every other creature gets slower as it gets bigger. That’s why the elephant plods along. But in cities, the opposite happens. As cities get bigger, everything starts accelerating. There is no equivalent for this in nature. It would be like finding an elephant that’s proportionally faster than a mouse.

— Geoffrey West