Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a New York City based architectural firm founded by Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio. They are particularly well known for their interdisciplinary approach to architecture. Their influence stems as much, if not more, from their contributions to the theory and criticism of architecture as from their built works. These are sometimes in the form of written work, but more often are in the form of installation art, video art or electronic art.
They are the first architects to win a MacArthur Prize.
Richard Scofidio’s list of recommended/significant buildings (post 1980):
- Millau Viaduct, France by Norman Foster
- Casa de la Musica, Porto Portugal by Rem Koolhaas/O.M.A.
- Portugal Pavilion, Lisbon by Alvaro Siza Vieira
- Blur Building, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland by Diller Scofidio & Renfro
- Anti-Fascist Memorial, Hamburg, Germany by Jochen Gerz and Esther Shalev-Gerz
- Uchronia Burning Man, Nevada by Jan Kriekels and Arve Quinze
- Windmill design by William Kamkwamba