The project departs from a territorial and infrastructural approach: we see the village as an archipelago of event structures in urgent need of connectors. While in previous years teams focused on the design of architectural artefacts, our aim is to develop an intervention strategy that addresses the site as a whole, including pre-existing and new structures, trees and bushes, topography and soil.
We will begin by tracing a vector on the ground, a dotted line with 10 meters spacing: in each point a vertical structure will be erected first as a demarcation. These poles are the skeleton for a network of interventions that will be studied and developed on site.
While the idea lies somewhere in between Haussmans’ Paris and Francis Alys’ mountain on the move, the outcome will rely on the friction between the will to colonise and the willingness to be colonised in return.
João Prates Ruivo graduated in architecture from Instituto Superior Tecnico. He worked in Rotterdam between 2005-2008, where he collaborated with Theo Deutinger and at OMA. In 2009 he co-founded the architectural collective FORA. He teaches at Liverpool University School of Architecture and at Syracuse University in London, and is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London. www.for-a.eu
Keimpke Zigterman MSc, originally a trained professional cellist, graduated in architecture at the Technical University Delft focusing on the acoustic relation of music and architecture. During his bachelors in 2012 he co-founded his own office ‘unknown architects’ with a wide variety of projects. Their work was featured in 2016 in the Maatwerk / Massarbeit exhibition in Frankfurt. Besides his musical career and projects with Unknown Architects he works for KorteknieStuhlmacher Architecten in Rotterdam. Keimpke also teaches first year BA students at the TU Delft. www.unknownarchitects.nl
Suzana Milinović and Rufus van den Ban
We both earned our master degree in architecture at the TU in Delft and worked for HP Architects (Rufus still does). Since 2007 we are back at the Faculty of Architecture in Delft, now as guest teachers, visiting critics and research assistants for the departments Interiors, Buildings and Cities as well as for Landscape Architecture. Together, we do small experimental projects as Studio Positif. In our projects, we try to involve all kinds of different participants- we see art and architecture as an act, rather than something finished. By incorporating research, education and art in our work, we explore the boundaries of architecture. ww.studiopositif.tumblr.com www.bk.tudelft.nl/en www.hparchitecten.nl/