Humans, Cities And Nature

Architecture that connects people to urban nature.



Design Is A Social Catalyst
Leverage the environment—especially its dynamic character—to shape better places for our well-being.

MODU defines a new sustainability — strengthening the environment while enhancing experiences between indoor and outdoor, city and room. This creates a sense of belonging: as neighbors, coworkers, and families.

Led by Rome Prize Fellows Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem, MODU is an interdisciplinary design studio creating architecture, urban spaces, and interiors. We have designed cultural projects, public spaces, commercial environments, urban homes, and other projects in between.

Based in Brooklyn, MODU is LEED accredited and a New York State MWBE. We direct a think tank that links a diverse group of experts in culture, technology, and industry. Collaborations with this community of leaders involves working with scientists, sociologists, technologists, and artists.

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Our studio has worked for cultural institutions, including the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Museum Holon, and Creative Time. We thrive on working for brands with a vision—like Frog Design, Duggal Visual Solutions, and Confindustria Ceramica— as well as for our inspiring private clients.

MODU is honored to be recognized by domestic and international institutions, with awards from the American Academy in Rome, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Architectural League of New York, the American Institute of Architects, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Heart Squared

Times Square Arts and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
New York

Second Life

New York
2019 - Ongoing


Private Client

Cloud Seeding

Design Museum Holon
Tel Aviv

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536 Court Street, Suite 2
Brooklyn, New York   11231
+1 (212) 343-4203

London Associate Office
8 Cliff Road Studios
5 Cliff Road
London NW1 9AN, UK

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