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COLLECTIF EXYZT

EXYZT 37, rue petion 75011 PARIS contact@exyzt.org www.exyzt.org


BE UTOPIAN We want to build new worlds where fiction is reality and games are new rules for democracy. If space is made by dynamics of exchange, then everybody can be the architects of our world and encourage creativity, reflexion and to renew social behaviours. EXPERIMENT Architecture can expand into a multidisciplinary game where everyone brings his own tools and knowledge to contribute to a collective piece. We do refuse to enter the current architectural practice which serve the building industry. We do deal with the reality of construction. We design, build and live our constructions and host the freedom for visitors to appropriate our projects. We produce an open source architecture that offer an access to basic public amenities and a place for exchange : A physical framework for a direct and immediate emulation between people and space. We wish to incite anyone to re appropriate and get involved with his own social and physical environment.

REACTANDACT


PALACE / BORDEAUX / 2011

UFO / WARSAW / 2011


EXYZT wish to express and share its strategy to spark urban renewal wider in the world. Based on the idea that a community of users actively creating and inhabiting their urban environment is key to generating a vibrant city. We wish to militate for this strong political statement by working with existing situations to create conditions for vibrant points of community and cultural engagement. We propose to implement exceptional and temporary public structures to experiment in situ new models to inhabit and enhance public spaces and uses collectively. The run-up to each projects see the collective forming links with the local community and specific groups, providing them with a new place to hold events, share their work and ideas : Non institutional places where to imagine and test collectively new social behaviours.


LABICHAMPI / KAROSTA / 2007

BURNINGHAM / BIRMINGHAM / 2011

SOUTHWARK LIDO / LONDON / 2008

LABICHAMPI / KAROSTA / 2007

FARWEST HOTEL / ROTTERDAM / 2011

DALSTON BARN / LONDON / 2010

METAVILLA / VENICE / 2006

METAVILLA / VENICE / 2006


Collectif EXYZT

Collective domicilited in Paris since 2003 EXYZT’s manifesto proclaims it as a ‘platform for multidisciplinary creation’ whose aim is to challenge the view of architecture as an independent field of practice. Instead, they embark on experimental living ventures built collectively. The collective conceive and organise each project as a playground in which cultural behaviours and shared stories relate, mix and mingle. Each project, always strive to involve different constituencies of the local community in a social network that is invited to inhabit a temporary space. EXYZT were last seen in Warsaw with the UFO project during the summer 2011 and in september 2010 with CITYISLAND, a temporary rainforest and its lagoon, contribution for “ La Noche En Blanco”, Madrid. Other projects were in London, 2009 the Dalston Mill contribution to the Barbican’s Radical Nature exhibition which was followed recently by the “Dalston Barn” in early 2010. Or the Southwark Lido, the Architecture Foundation commission for the 2008 London Festival of Architecture. And projects include Architecture du RAB, EXYZT’s first project of ‘architectural piracy’, as they refer to it, occupying a 335-metre-square abandoned plot near Parc de la Villette in Paris; LabiChampi, 2007, a micro urban farm in the abandoned Soviet military district of Karosta, Latvia, providing the neighborhood with an alternative resource, both of local food production and potential income; and the inhabitation and adaptation of the French Pavilion, the Metavilla for the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture.


METAVILLA / VENICE / 2006


CITY ISLAND / MADRID / 2011

FARWEST HOTEL / ROTTERDAM / 2011


DALSTON MILL / LONDON / 2009

CITY ISLAND / MADRID / 2011

CITY ISLAND / MADRID / 2011

DALSTON MILL / LONDON / 2009

DALSTON BARN / LONDON / 2010

CITY ISLAND / MADRID / 2011

CITY ISLAND / MADRID / 2011

METAVILLA DALSTON MILL / VENICE / LONDON / 2006 / 2009


WHO IS EXYZT ? Our team is a community of people who have chosen to act under the same principle of sharing knowledge and abilities. We extend our network over national borders by collaborating with people around the world. « EXYZT » is an association under the french 1901 legislation.

ACTIVE MEMBERS Christophe Goutes, artist aka toffee (2004) Dagmar Dudinsky, aka vandalove, graphic designer, (2004) Nicolas Henninger, aka nikloos, architect, (2003) Alexander Roemer, architect & carpenter, (2006) Gonzague Lacombe, aka mamadou, graphic designer, (2004) Stéphanie Grimard, architect, (2006) Brice Pelleschi, photographer, (2004) Mattia Paco Rizzi, architect, (2010) Raf Salis, master technician, (2004) Manu Macaigne, carpenter, (2010) Fred Keiff, architect & artist (2006) Daya Bakker, architect & carpenter, (2007) Bruno Persat, artist & cook, (2010) Julien Beller, architect, (2005)

COLLABORATORS Sara Muzio, Studio Public, Zoom Architecture, Ewa Rudnicka, Gabi Farage / Bruit du Frigo, Basurama, Raumlabor Berlin, MUF Architecture,

SPECIAL THANKS Patrick Bouchain Xavier Juillot Gilles Burban ( 2003 - 2007 ) Philippe Rizzotti, architect, ( 2003 - 2010) Pier Schneider and Franz Wunschel, architects (2003-2009) Laurent Petit Philippe De Angeli (2005-2008) Hannes Schreckensberger, (2004-2010)


SOUTHWARK LIDO / LONDON / 2008

SOUTHWARK LIDO / LONDON / 2008


SOME KEY PROJECTS

2003 LE RAB diploma project with Xavier Juillot and Patrick Bouchain at UP6 Paris La Villette (fr) 2004 SERVICE PUBLIC With European Architecture Student Assembly at la Condition Publique de Roubaix (fr) 2005 DER BERG with Raumlabor in the Palast der Republik in Berlin (de) 2006 METAVILLA with Patrick Bouchain for the french pavilion at the X International Biennale of Architecture in Venice (it) 2007 SITUATION ROOM commissioned by Joseph Grima for the Gallery Storefront For Architecture , New York (us) LABICHAMPI with K @ 2 fondation, in Karosta in Latvia (lv) 2008 SOUTHWARK LIDO with Sara Muzio for the London Festival of Architecture, London (uk) CITY ECO LAB with John Thackara and Gaelle Gabillet for the international Design Biennale in Saint Etienne (fr) 2009 DALSTON MILL with Agnes Denes commissioned by Francesco Manacorda for the Barbican Art Gallery during the exhibition Radical Nature – Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009, London (uk) 2010 CITY IS’LAND commissioned by Basurama for La Noche en Blanco, Madrid (sp) 2011 UFO commissioned by Ewa Rurnicka et Fundacja Vlepvnet for the city of Warsaw (pl) FARWEST HOTEL commissioned by Lukaz Feireiss for WERELD WITTE DE WITH Festival, Rotterdam (nl) 2009 - 2011 SAINT JEAN Artistic residency with association De L’Aire in the town of Saint Jean en Royan for the Parc régional du Vercors (fr) 2011 PALACE commissioned by Gabi Farage and Michelangelo Pistoletto for Evento2011 in Bordeaux (fr)


LE TUNNEL / SAINT JEAN / 2011

METAVILLA / VENICE / 2006

UFO / WARSAW / 2011

LE TUNNEL / SAINT JEAN / 2011

BURNINGHAM / BIRMINGHAM / 2011

UFO / WARSAW / 2011

SOUTHWARK LIDO / LONDON / 2008


LABICHAMPI / KAROSTA / 2007

DALSTON MILL / LONDON / 2009


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