Suzana Milinovic (TU DELFT)& Rufus van den Ban (HP Architects)
Marton Komuves, Dora Medveczky, András Ladocsi, Syndicus Sven, Anna Derriks, Magallón Hernández Cristina, Wilms Joost
The plan of the team was to build the - probably - smallest pub of the world. They believe that the best things in our lives are often the most simple ones, like going to a pub. They made an attempt to squeeze as many people into their installation as possible, creating an unusual closeness between them. They wanted to find out, how the “guests” react on the at first uncomfortable closeness, and what new kinds of interactions will develop between them, bringing them literally closer to each other. The team didn’t have any previous concepts of the structure, it evolved day by day during the camp and is built up of leftover wood and found, unused furniture.
Rufus van den Ban (1980, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and! Suzana Milinović (1970, Sisak, Croatia). 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 Architecture of Interiors as well as for Landscape Architecture. In 2005 we founded the Rotterdam based office OPVIS. 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.