NILE is a modernist* design office. The work has been presented at Cornell University, University of Melbourne, the AIA Center for Architecture, The Cooper Union, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Seoul Biennale and University of Colorado among others. In 2021 the AIA of New York recognized NILE as a winner of New Practices New York. The office was started by Nile Greenberg. Nile published the book The Advanced School of Collective Feeling, co-authored with Matthew Kennedy and Park Books and edited the book Two Sides of the Border, published by Lars Müller Publishers. Nile has been Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP. Nile is a founding partner of ANY.

This tiny plinth is a fundamental act of architecture, it was created for the 24-hour event 24x24x24 at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. A single single honed travertine paver raised just a few inches above the earth with a handrail on three sides. This paver, like those of the Farnsworth House or Neue Nationalgalerie, focuses the viewers’ attention in order to survey a horizontal field. Unlike the dirt floor of Laugier’s primitive house, raising one just a few inches from the earth seems more fundamental for today’s architecture.