When Alexis Sablone finds a moment to chat, she’s not coming from the skate park but from her art studio, where she’s got a sculpture made from tree branches underway. The seven-time X Games medalist, who started skating competitively when she was just 12, also has an undergraduate and master’s degree in architecture and practices out of New York. It’s a career hybrid that’s led to some imaginative results, including her design of a skate park, more aptly described as This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-six Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 41 My Favorite Thing Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré explains the significance of his carved stool. Arts & Culture Issue 40 Olalekan Jeyifous On fantastical architecture and sci-fi Brooklyn. Arts & Culture Films Issue 35 At Work With: Shahira Fahmy How did one of Egypt’s leading architects end up walking the red carpet at Cannes? Design Issue 33 Archive: Roberto Burle Marx Buoyed by the bossa nova experimentalism of mid-century Brazil, an opera-loving landscape architect struck out against the diktats of cool modernism. Design Issue 32 Kengo Kuma Japan’s modest blockbuster architect. Design Issue 31 Salem Charabi Meet the architect whose work flows from the Danish concept of håndnær.