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    Plug-in pulpit



    Location

    Desire Lines Residency - Oslo Triennale

    Country

    Norway

    Year

    2019

    Materials

    Wooden Joists, panels, paint, e-scooter

    Size

    84x85x270 cm

    Team

    collaboration with Brad Downey
    photos by Henrik Haven

    Thanks

    Desire Lines Residency - James Finucane, Hanne Ugelstad Pål and Bjørn Ola, Kari Veiteberg.

    Intro
    Conceived as an artifact designed to attach to a city E-scooter, the plug-in pulpit becomes an urban gig worker.
    The sculpture has the possibility to move, as well as to suggest an undetermined number of unexpected uses.

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    Watermill (steckdose)



    Location

    Kraut Festival - Luzern

    Country

    Switzerland

    Year

    2017

    Materials

    30x30 mm wood joists - 4mm wood pannels- glue - L35mm profiles - electrical installation - cable- plug

    Size

    3x3x1.5m

    Team

    collaboration with Brad Downey - technical (and emotional) assistance Reto Leuthold - Paul Lipp - Timo Müller

    Thanks

    Kraut Festival - Alice Busani - Esther Leupi

    Intro
    Set up on the river Reuss in Luzern, the mill reveindicates the power of water, a source of energy that has contributed to the development of the city since it’s foundation.
    A white cross with the form of a sauwastika rotates with the water, transforms the movement through an alternator into electricity and offers a power plug at the other side of the wall. The sculpture generates a minimal architectonic function, it creates, within an impersonal transit way, a punctual space for use, detention, comfort.

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    the platform

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    The tunnel, the platform, the ladder…



    Location

    UM-Festival 2016 - Fergitz - Uckermark

    Country

    Germany

    Year

    2016

    Materials

    aluminium, Dibond, revits

    Size

    300x300x150 cm

    Team

    collaboration with Brad Downey
    building assistance Nicholas Kashian

    Thanks

    UM-Festival 2016 - Marc Wellman, Ilona Kalnoky, Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, Fergitz.

    Intro
    This L-shaped infrastructure is made of three parts, the tunnel, the platform, and the ladder. The horizontal passage can either be at the top or the bottom of the construction depending on the placement of the object. The vertical ladder is united with the horizontal passage. The viewer can engage with the object through an ascension of the round bars.

    The tunnel, the platform, the ladder…functions as a standalone piece as exhibited in the water in a natural landscape, or as an attachment, complementary, to another building in an urban landscape. Unlike the tunnel, the ladder is open to whomever may be within reach, and invites an audience to transform into participants.

    The stoutly, yet sleek construction heightens the experience of ascension, burrowing, and connecting with an unusual immediacy, and evokes possibilities unnaturally found in a singular place within cities or in nature. How often can one face a tree to climb it, rest on a limb, and travel beneath it? The duality to The tunnel, the platform, the ladder…rests in its interactivity, which, when pursued, results in the participant wrestling the ideas of constraints and confinement in order to find a way out.

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    WoW



    Location

    Berlin

    Year

    2017

    Surface

    10 sqm

    Team

    Constructlab
    Elisa Saturno
    Patrick Hubmann
    Alexander Römer

    Intro
    W.o.W is a workshop on wheels.
    It is a big toolbox, and a tiny workshop. Its structure, when unfolded through simple yet unexpected mechanisms, just like a toolbox, reveals a fully equipped working space. Inside, there is space for storage of tools, materials and objects; on the upper space, the structure can host people overnight.
    W.o.W is a moving project, built on a trailer: it doesn’t belong anywhere, it belongs everywhere. W.o.W is a temporary hub where sociality and mingling are encouraged through building, where learning low tech building techniques and material acknowledgment empower people to express their creativity. W.o.W engages reflections about material availability, up-cycling, pre-cycling and re-cycling.
    W.o.W is a tool to generate projects.

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    common courtyard (roof assembling phase)

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    Centre Noomdo



    Location

    Koudougou

    Country

    Burkina Faso

    Year

    2014-16

    Surface

    4000 sqm

    Team

    Kéré Architecture

    Intro
    Situated in the rural countryside of the Boulkiemdé province of Burkina Faso, the Noomdo Orphanage lies approximately 2 kilometers outside of the city of Koudougou. The project is layed out in a similar way to a small village clustered around a communal outdoor space. The complex consists of 5 modular courtyard buildings, a shaded open-air dining hall, and a workshop with storage and changing room facilities. Through the use of modular building and private courtyards, an array of privacy and security gradients help to individualize the different living and work spaces of the orphanage. In this way, the architecture is sensitive to the needs and privacy of the inhabitants while maintaining a sense of security and control for the staff.

    The construction elements of the project combine economical off-the-shelf items with locally-sourced natural materials. A nearby quarry provided the laterite stone used in the walls and outdoor flooring. Each room of the complex is covered by its own shallow barrel vault ceiling made of compressed stabilized clay bricks, a construction which is much lighter than stone. Large over-hanging metal roofs are pulled away from the interior spaces and supported by space-frames made of steel reinforcing bars. This double-envelope roof system protects the buildings from rain and direct sunlight while allowing the interiors to breathe passively. Another element which aids in the ventilation and shading of the interiors is a fenestration system newly developed for the orphanage. Narrow floor-to-ceiling window casings lined with mosquito netting enable complete visual isolation through user-controlled wooden shades on the inside. The modular window elements were produced partially from reclaimed materials at a nearby workshop located a few kilometers away from the building site.

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    Ouagadougou Parliament Building



    Location

    Ouagadougou

    Country

    Burkina Faso

    Year

    2016

    Surface

    10,000 sqm

    Team

    Kéré Architecture

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    Dust



    Materials

    wood, acrylic paint, cable

    Thanks

    Sybille Neumeyer, Ties ten Bosch, Galen Gibson

    Intro
    The post-minimalist, stylised sculpture Dust is suspended, by cables, in air. The hanging flat wood board is carved in a corner, and it is opened in a twenty-point geometric shape that is, proportional to the surface, small. The tactile, multi-planed shape expands under the top, painted wood board, which lies perfectly flat, and is neither strained or stretched. In effect, the multi-planed sculpture finds tension in the work underneath, parallel to the physical surface on top. This extension beneath resembles an exaggerated, caricatured molecular makeup, and is, in effect, an unidentifiable but certain scientific form. Using negative and positive space to create this illusion, Dust shifts our gaze from the three-dimensional to volume in order to redirect the question from a closed surface to an expansive future—how is possibility produced in ,,significant’’ emptiness? Like a storage space beneath the piece, there is the magic of disappearance. Space is not constituted as simulative setting, but the consistent deploying practice of expressions, turning and reshuffling.

    Fog covers the street, and intermittently,
    Indecision floats white.
    The vacuum returns to concrete
    Unhurried, the haste, confused surprise
    And indiscretion of dusk.

    The perception of space is an illusion produced by the definition of its’ limits. Space can be light, energy, sound, life; but also nothingness, silence, air, dust.

    A hanging plateau is occupied by a vacuum: an implied space, an absent form; a piece of void, quietness; suspended dust in the air.

    [Rose Pacult]

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    VII



    Year

    2016

    Materials

    palm tree wood - epoxi - electric installation

    Size

    16x13x24 cm

    Team

    Brad Downey - Nicholas Kashian

    Intro

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    reinforced structure for foundation

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    1st stage: foundation basement

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    floor platform

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    2nd stage: temporary structure for assembling

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    3d stage: floor placement

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    4th stage: 20mm rebar welding

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    5th stage: top part assembling

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    Watertower



    Location

    Koudougou

    Country

    Burkina Faso

    Year

    2016

    Budget

    10 m E

    Team

    Kéré Architecture
    Marta Migliorini

    Intro
    As part of the Infrastructure to supply the school of Schorge, this watertower has been conceived in connection with the local well and the orchard, within the didactic programme for the children. The process of design and construction has been, once again, in relationship with the local needs, techniques, resources and materials.

    The structure is composed of 16+16 20mm concrete rebars welded forming a hyperboloid which acquires a somewhat iconic presence. It bears a 3000 liter water tank on the platform situated 6 meters above the ground. The construction process, although planned very rapidly, was carried out succesfully, with very scarce means, but with an efficient coordination between the designers and the workers.

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    truss beams assembling

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    Lycée Schorge



    Location

    Koudougou

    Country

    Burkina Faso

    Year

    2016

    Surface

    350 sqm

    Budget

    0,5 M E

    Position

    project manager - designer - construction site supervisor

    Team

    Kéré Architecture

    Thanks

    Dominique Mayer
    Yara Pavel
    Marta Migliorini

    Intro
    Financed by the German Stern Stewart Institute, Lycee Schorge is an attempt to bring quality education to the kids of one of the poorest countries of West Africa and the world: Burkina Faso. The participation of the architectural team is, therefore, not superficial. Design, construction and further adaptations have been carried out within a direct and participatory process in which every single agent was involved.

    Architecturally, the school is developed around a courtyard; one of the most noticeable elements of the West African architecture; which represents the space for encounter, for discussion, for celebration. The classrooms have been conceived according to very simple cross ventilation and shading principles, with no use of active engineering elements. The main element of the building is a large metallic roof which protects the laterite stone architecture from the strong African sun and enables the circulation of air beneath.

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    Reinventing a chair



    Location

    Koudougou

    Country

    Burkina Faso

    Year

    2016

    Materials

    steel rebars

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    Intro
    The components of a system can configure a new reality for perception. Its projection may reinvent its meaning and come up with a new dimension for rationality.

    The series explore the interaction of two structural elements of a steel chair in relationship with each other. Their shadow is the third element, which emphasizes the geometrical expression.

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    Table uns-table



    Location

    Moscow

    Country

    Russia

    Year

    2015

    Materials

    wooden table, cherry, cigarette butt, measuring tape, level, hammer

    Intro
    A slight presence is meant to alter the stability of a system; derange its equilibrium and reconfigure the physical laws which describe it.
    It may seem a concrete gesture, or a consequence of an abstract process.
    But, if the system was already unstable?

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    Railway Object



    Location

    Moscow - Outline 2015

    Country

    Russia

    Year

    2015

    Materials

    wood, steel, mounting hardware, railroad wheels

    Size

    3x1,5x4 m

    Team

    collaboration with Brad Downey
    technical support Alexander Schelkin

    Intro
    An object can have two different meanings depending on the context where it belongs.
    In the platform, the object serves for connection. It is an architectural piece. It has a use.
    When it moves through the rails, the object becomes a sculpture, an absurd form which carries people nowhere.

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    Lamp Parasite



    Location

    Moscow

    Country

    Russia

    Year

    2015

    Materials

    steel, wood, paint, railroad wheels

    Size

    1,5x1x1

    Team

    collaboration with Brad Downey
    technical support Alexander Schelkin

    Intro
    A Soviet era cast iron street lamp is shaped by a parasitic white box. The box functions as a container of light.
    A long ladder comes all the way up to the light and enters the box through a formless hole, which allows the light and shadows to combine symbolically.
    A surreal image: architecture becomes light.

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    Rationalism with grass



    Location

    Moscow

    Country

    Russia

    Year

    2015

    Materials

    hay bales, cages

    Team

    collaboration with Brad Downey

    Thanks

    Outline Festival

    Intro
    The coexistence of two different geometrical natures results in the birth of a dynamic and animated relationship.
    The cages reaffirm the Cartesian; the search for pureness, abstraction, rationality.
    Hay softens, jokes, brings the pieces to the sensorial world and makes them human-scale.

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    Africa Canopy



    Location

    Louisiana Museum - Humlebæk

    Country

    Denmark

    Year

    2015

    Team

    Kéré architecture

    Intro
    Common in African mythologies, the powerful symbol of the great tree is used as a bridge between two seemingly contrasting cultures. Just like the canopy of a great tree, the design provides the most basic form of shelter from the elements while remaining open and accessible. The wooden terrain below the canopy provides informal seating where visitors can gather, reflect, and encounter each other in an intimate setting. The articulated ceiling structure is dramatized by a programmed high-intensity daylighting system that mimics the arc and movement of the sun throughout the day. The installation highlights the powerful ability of architecture to embody cultural narratives, traditions, and aspirations.

    Taking cues from traditional architectural forms and practices from a traditional village in rural West Africa, this architectural installation aims to highlight the importance of shading and sheltering as a way of protection from over-exposure to the sun as well as an inherent space-making device for community gathering. The design makes use of two major elements : an over-hanging ceiling component and an open communal gathering space underneath. The entirety of the installation is made of locally sourced unbarked willow branches and logs.

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    Camper Pop-up Store



    Location

    Weil am Rhein

    Country

    Germany

    Year

    2015

    Team

    Kéré Architecture
    © Vitra

    Intro
    As an addition to the Making Africa exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum, the project aims to create a fully-functioning shop with an embedded atmosphere of virtual, sensory, and communal interfaces. Located inside the Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome on the Vitra Campus, the interior retail space is shaped by an interactive boundary.

    Conceived as an interactive wall system made of lightweight composite timber panels, the architecture supports all functions of the store including product display and showroom, stock storage, welcome desk, transaction counter, fitting area and customer lounge. The spacing and structure of the wall elements allow for a visual and acoustic permeability, promoting a sense of discovery, exploration and chance encounters between visitors.

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    Meroe archeological site

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    Meroe Shelter



    Location

    Meroe

    Country

    Sudan

    Year

    2015

    Surface

    615 sqm

    Budget

    0,3 M E

    Team

    Kéré Architecture

    Intro
    First excavated in 1912 under the University of Liverpool, the Meroe Royal Baths are now the focus of a joint research project between the German Archaeological Institute and the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums. Dating back to the first century AD, the complex is thought to have serviced two nearby palaces from the great African Kingdom of Kush in what is now modern-day Sudan. Located 200 kilometers north-east of Khartoum, the ancient city of Meroe sits on the eastern bank of the Nile and is still today marked by temples, palaces and more than two hundred pyramids.

    The proposal consists of a protective shelter that keeps the architectural heritage of the site. A 60 centimeter thick wall of mud brick not only offers protection against eroding winds and outside forces, it also aids in maintaining a stable interior climate. Vaulted brick ceilings and courtyards help to promote natural ventilation and humidity control inside, creating an optimal condition for the artifacts. A series of partially-suspended walkways offers visitors to experience the historic ruins. To minimize damage to the ruins, a combination of foundations and structural systems will work together to support all new construction. Furthermore, the shelter will maintain its structural stability while allowing for further research and excavation to continue.

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    Suit Suite



    Location

    Berlin

    Country

    Germany

    Year

    2015

    Materials

    wood, wheels, paint

    Size

    2x1,2x2,1 m

    Team

    collaboration with Brad Downey

    Thanks

    Ane Nicolás Rodriguez

    Intro
    Architectural Performance together with the artist Brad Downey.

    An architectural suit is designed to fit around Brad.
    The artist becomes the exhibition.
    The artist becomes the display. The display moves.
    The artist becomes a place to lean on while you look at art.
    The artists’ place is for you to put your empty champagne glass.

    The sharp, simple, white, abstract geometry generates inner and outer spaces that trigger or are a product of flux. Humorously, the suit has an initial parasitic condition upon the gallery space, while maintaining the original functional, interactive, touchable, and usable intention. The audience can lean on the artist and look at art, sit on the artist, or drink on the artist, while the artist remains anonymous (no one can see their face, just clothes).

    The artist uses his mind and body to change the behaviours of the visitors, and determines how he will be used like the predetermined regulations of the architecture in place. The built space, usually the matrix to behave on, turns into something also with this additive strategy. The suit’s enclosure allows the artist to be used.

    In effect, the artist has become a joke. He is unable to communicate with the audience, but the audience needs him in order to be there and to continue their evening. The artist is a ghost, shelled in an expensive wood suite. At the very end of the gallery performance, Diego lunged forward, breaking the piece, and surprising himself.

    At the end of the gallery performance, Sculptor Brad Downey, the anonymous artist within the suit, wrote me an email about the work Suit Suite “He seemed very happy at the end of the day, then very sad for breaking it. He looked shocked when it got fucked up.” Diego, by breaking the suit, allows for the artist to rejoin the event and interact without a facade imposing restrictions.

    [Rose Pacult]

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    MSOF



    Location

    Kogelo

    Country

    Kenya

    Year

    2014-

    Team

    Kéré Architecture

    Intro
    In establishing a lasting educational resource for underserved and at-risk youth in Kenya, The Mama Sarah Obama Legacy project is the culmination of Mama Sarah’s lifetime of service towards helping orphans and impoverished families feed and educate their children. After years of feeding and clothing children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, Mama Sarah established her foundation with the goal of making a larger impact on their lives. Despite having never obtained formal education herself, she believes strongly in the transformative and empowering impact of education.

    Located in Kogelo, the birthplace of President Barack Obama’s father, the Legacy project is an educational campus that will serve upwards of one thousand students and pre-schoolers. The project is comprised of three major components; a secondary school, a primary school, and an early childhood development center.

    The goal of the project is to promote a sustainable approach to community-strengthening and education. Each school is uniquely designed for its specific age group with age-appropriate libraries, playgrounds, and sports fields. By creating educational environments that promote curiosity and critical-thinking, students will anticipate educational advancement and will be prepared to succeed in their everyday lives beyond the classroom.

    Although the schools operate completely individually from each other, they are united through a variety of shared public spaces such as an auditorium, sports fields, and cafeteria. These community-focused spaces will support special assemblies, school celebrations, and sporting events not only for the schools but for the surrounding community as well.

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    Urban Patch



    Year

    2012

    Intro
    Concrete is defined there where it confronts totality [1]. It may be confused with the limits of the real [2], it may remain metaphysical [3], but it can definitely escape from itself [4] in search of its own meaning. [5]
    However, it could be condemned to isolation, shrinking and, at some point, vanishing. [6]

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    A4EstB



    Location

    Paris

    Country

    France

    Year

    2011-14

    Surface

    4150 sqm

    Team

    Marciano Architecture

    Intro
    Situated in the new urban development of Boulogne-Billancourt, the project is part of a Plot which has been conceived to meet the standards of environmental sustainability, functionality, social interaction and aesthetics. There is a reference to the industrial past of the city and its transformation which can be appreciated in its materials, textures, forms, rhythms, vegetation and hybridation.

    The building consists of two main volumes; which combine concrete, steel, glass and wood; and are immersed in a lush vertical garden which introduces a comfortable and pleasant landscape for the new apartments. The plan is organized in two blocks which are disposed north-south. The different and varied typologies are set in order to maximize the qualities of sunlight and fresh air. Every unit is equipped with a terrace, a loggia, or a balcony; those which have more than two rooms have been conceived with a double or even a triple orientation; and the apartments that are in contact with the garden have been carefully disposed in order to privilege this relationship.

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    Ilot 2B – Euromediterranée I



    Location

    Marseille

    Country

    France

    Year

    2013

    Surface

    23 500 sqm

    Team

    Marciano Architecture
    ECDM
    Mateo Arquitectura
    Franck Boutté

    Intro
    As a paradigm of the complexity and richness of the Southern way of life, the project evokes through its programmatic and typological mixity the strong Mediterranean identity of the city of Marseille. Cohabitation and temporality are two factors which would shape the architecture creating a somewhat peculiar balance between private and public.

    The proposal is situated in the new urban developments of the city (Euromediterranée district). It has been carefully designed to match the specific requirements of a 21st century metropole. Climatic efficiency, (passive and active elements), sustainability, reduced ecological impact, compact density, use of local materials and human scale urban profile are the main conditions taken into account in the design process. The project consists of two semi-opened blocks, which interprete and strengthen the shape and scale of the city and enclose a series of public and private spaces.

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    Ruban d’Aou – EUROPAN 12



    Location

    Marseille

    Country

    France

    Year

    2013

    Surface

    13 hA

    Team

    vGH Company

    Intro
    Plan d’Aou neighborhood is part of the so-called Marseille-Nord territory. The setting is at present a strategic stake for the social landlords. Its placement and its geographical advantages gave way to independant real estate operations that have not really improved the urban and social relationships within the area. The harsh urban operations from the 1960s and the subsequent scars, after further interventions, have created a hermetic urban area. The settlements of housing units have been made along dead end streets; the isolating parking spaces surround and encircle the buildings. Each operation remains a succession of islands that float independently in this rocky plateau.

    In Marseille the public space is often the scenario for the improbable encounters. The idea of appropriation is one of the characteristics of the Mediterranean culture and this sociologic phenomenon is transcribed into numerous interstices of the city. The public space is at the mercy of their inhabitants who invade it without reserve, mainly in a chaotic way. More than anywhere else, the model of the modern neighborhood, offers, through its improvised urban planning and at the present inefficient, non-defined spaces which have become areas places for meeting, for trading and for expression. It is precisely, within this Mediterranean context where this kind of social practice can become a coordinating tool, inasmuch as it is internally managed by local communities. Marseille is in France the capital of the «do it yourself».

    The proposal is affirmed as an urban alternative for a settlement problem. It is based on the search for the hierarchy and the sense within the un-ruled spaces, public wasteland, wild car park sites, abandoned green areas. The project intends to give these spaces a communal and participative value. Therefore, it is the inhabitants that become the principal actors of their environment. The population identifies itself with the neighborhood, with the belief that a feeling of belonging to a heterogeneous totality will arise with time.

    The « boulevards » that are created are thought for the total community of Plan d’Aou and could eventually also be extended to the surrounding areas. Different plots are proposed, which could be shared between individuals or groups, with the intention of offering spaces for common activities which could be developed according to their collective needs. This association of programmes will permit the inhabitants share their values and hence re-shape these places in order to serve for a bigger community.

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    Plans

    Cabucelle



    Location

    Marseille

    Year

    2013

    Budget

    2,5 M E

    Size

    1200 sqm

    Team

    Marciano Architecture
    Sarah Ten Dam

    Intro
    The project is conceived as a double face wall. On one side, it introduces an urban continuity and street feeling. On the other, the business activity facilities are concentrated in an optimized way, in order to create a park out of the existing vegetation.

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    courtyard

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    winter view

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    Stavia



    Location

    Estavayer le Lac

    Country

    Switzerland

    Year

    2012

    Surface

    8900 m²

    Team

    Marciano Architecture
    Atelier Dots

    Intro
    The thin blades of Stavia Hotel fit the smooth landscape to create a suspended, stretched design towards the horizon. Located over Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland, the architecture celebrates the meeting between the park and the surface of water, nature and water, in a staging of exchange.

    The water, the glass and the horizontal slaps affirm the scenography of the sight, of serenity, of pending time, an immovable journey. The park, from the city, is stretched towards the building interfering with the courtyard up to the bank. The hotel is organized in a layered structure which produces vacuum, material, large terraces and open and generous views of the lake.

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    UGM 2012



    Location

    Maribor

    Country

    Slovenia

    Year

    2010

    Surface

    9000 sqm

    Team

    Viar Estudio

    Intro
    The UGM Museum for Maribor is the pilot project for the regeneration of the Drava river bank for the European Capital City of Culture 2012 held in the Slovenian city of Maribor. The proposal (Dwelling the Clouds) conceives a big plateau facing the river. Covering the plateau is a roof that controls and sieves the light for the exposition. This light creates a series of volumes, patios and boxes in relationship with the exterior. A magic labyrinth, a path through the clouds while looking at art.

    The construction of the roof is made through beams (10-12 meters wide and 30 meters span) and constitute the upper level. The first and second floors have been thought for the temporary exhibition and the public function such as cafeteria, auditorium, store etc. The roof level is destined to the permanent exhibition.

▾ All Works
    01 All Works
  • 01.a) artworksartworks
  • 01.b) collective dwellingcollective-dwelling
  • 01.c) competitionscompetitions
  • 01.d) locally committed architecturelocally-committed-architecture
  • 01.e) public architecturepublic-architecture
  • 01.f) retail architectureretail-architecture
  • 01.g) strategic planningstrategic-planning
  • 01.h) unexpected architecturesunexpectedarchitectures

  1. — Plug-in pulpit

  2. — Watermill (steckdose)

  3. — The tunnel, the platform, the ladder…

  4. — WoW

  5. — Centre Noomdo

  6. — Ouagadougou Parliament Building

  7. — Dust

  8. — VII

  9. — Watertower

  10. — Lycée Schorge

  11. — Reinventing a chair

  12. — Table uns-table

  13. — Railway Object

  14. — Lamp Parasite

  15. — Rationalism with grass

  16. — Africa Canopy

  17. — Camper Pop-up Store

  18. — Meroe Shelter

  19. — Suit Suite

  20. — MSOF

  21. — Urban Patch

  22. — A4EstB

  23. — Ilot 2B – Euromediterranée I

  24. — Ruban d’Aou – EUROPAN 12

  25. — Cabucelle

  26. — Stavia

  27. — UGM 2012





Intro

Bilbao SP 1985

Diego Sologuren (1985) studied Architecture at the ETS of architecture in San Sebastián and later in Sint-Lucas Brussels, where he was involved in a Master Program in urban studies. Since his graduation with a project thesis of a theatre school in Denmark, he has developed his career internationally. In 2014 he joined the office of the African architect Francis Kéré and had the opportunity to come into a reality which influenced his way of conceiving architecture and design: honesty, economy of means, and formal simplicity. In 2017, he took part in the exhibition of the first Biennale of Architecture of the Basque Country as one of the finalists for the Young Architect Prize. Based in Switzerland, he develops his own experimental praxis, which is committed to taking architecture to its conceptual boundaries with other disciplines..

-The broad spectra of Diego Sologuren’s activity extends to a field made of music composition, performance, poetry, sculpture, architecture, emotions, and maths. A trained architect, his projects and missions disrupt the topographical and temporal limitations set by societal constructions. Using rooms, objects, and even buildings, Diego Sologuren’s work carries a transformative symbolism of both the powerful and the powerless with equilibrated instabilities. An executioner of different genres, he crafts new backdrops that request poetic interaction from the natural and unique locations in the city, from the visitors, and the practitioners.-

[Rose Pacult]




Education
2007 ⟶ 2008

SINT LUCAS ARCHITECTUUR HOGESCHOOL VOOR WETENSCHAP EN KUNST [BRUSSELS]

2003 ⟶ 2010

ETSASS-UPV UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY [SAN SEBASTIAN]




Work
2017 ⟶

KUNIK DE MORSIER ARCHITECTES [LAUSANNE]

2017

GRÜNTUCH ERNST ARCHITEKTEN [BERLIN]

2017

CONSTRUCTLAB [BERLIN]

2014 ⟶ 2016

2016 KÉRÉ ARCHITECTURE [BERLIN-BURKINA FASO]

2013

THE vGH COMPANY [MARSEILLE]

2010 ⟶ 2013

MARCIANO ARCHITECTURE [MARSEILLE]

2012

UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY [MARSEILLE-SAN SEBASTIAN]

2007 ⟶ 2010

VIAR ESTUDIO [BILBAO]




events
2019

DESIRE LINES - Oslo Architecture Triennale - [OSLO] - Art Residency

2018

PROBING THE LIMITS - COAVN - [BILBAO] - Lecture

2017

I ARCHITECTURE BIENNAL OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY - Ganchegui Saria - [SAN SEBASTIAN] - work exhibition

2017

KRAUT FESTIVAL 2017 - [LUZERN] - Architecture installation

2017

EN PARALLELE - MOPA 29 - [LAUSANNE] - Video Art concept show with Giulia Crescenzi

2017

HAPPILAND - a country not far from Utopia – SCOTTY PROJEKTRAUM - [BERLIN] - Art Installation - Group show

2016

FESTIVAL UCKERMARK 2016 - GUT FERGITZ - [GERMANY] - Architecture+art installation

2016

DUST - SCHILLERPALAIS - [BERLIN] - Art Installation - Group show

2015

FESTIVAL OUTLINE 2015 - [MOSCOW] - Architecture+art installation

2015

KONKRETE UTOPIEN - REALISMUS CLUB - [BERLIN] - Architecture+art performance

2014

SOUTHAMERICA – Colours of a path - LAMIAK - [BILBAO] - Photography solo show

2008

FIBERCITY 2050 - SINT LUCAS ARCHITECTUUR HOGESCHOOL [BRUSSELS]

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