NILE is a modernist* design office. The office was started by Nile Greenberg. In 2021 the AIA New York recognized NILE as a winner of New Practices New York. The office recently completed a store for Homer in New York. The exhibition Two Sides of the Border, designed and curated for Tatiana Bilbao, inaugurated at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery and traveled to Aedes Berlin, El Paso Museum of Art and University of Arkansas. The forthcoming book, The Advanced School of Collective Feeling, will be published by Park Books in Spring 2023, co-authored with Matthew Kennedy. He edited the book Two Sides of the Border, published by Lars Müller Publishers. Nile sometimes teaches; he’s been Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP and has given lectures at Cornell University, University of Melbourne, The Cooper Union and University of Colorado. Before founding NILE, Nile Greenberg’s work focused on cultural, public and residential architecture such as the UC Davis Museum of Art, the LA LGBT Center in Los Angeles, and a social housing complex in Washington DC. Nile is a founding partner of ANY with Michael Abel. firstname.lastname@example.org
The design of the store for Frank Ocean’s jewelry company Homer begins with its unique site within a 100 year old jewelry exchange on the Bowery in New York City. The store occupies a typical counter-style space, surrounded by other forms of jewelry commerce. The store offers a series of materials explorations between hard and soft, image and material. Metal that looks like fabric, glass that looks like liquid, soft rubber that looks hard as stone… The jewelry itself is displayed on immaterial dayglow molded pads that appear flat from most angles, but have distinct curvatures to hold the pieces in a calibrated way. Its compactness and precision give the effect of a timepiece.