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Adrien Verschuere BAUKUNST


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About: Studies in Architecture at ISA St-Luc Tournai, Belgium and at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (diploma with Prof. E. Zenghelis in 1999). He was a design architect at the office of Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, between 2000 and 2003 and collaborated with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture - Rem Koolhaas, Rotterdam until 2001. Adrien Verschuere is the co-founder of the architecture firm Made In, Geneva, Switzerland. From 2003 until 2006, he has taught at the EPFL, Switzerland. In 2008, he established BAUKUNST in Brussels. Besides his current teaching position at the Université Catholique Louvain, studio tutor Master degree, Adrien Verschuere is regularly invited as guest critic or lecturer in various institutions, among others : the FAUP Porto, the Berlage Institute Rotterdam, the USI Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, the ETH Zürich and the EPF Lausanne.


Adrien Verschuere (BAUKUNST) Jonas Wolf Leonie Achin Mara Atomei Cornelius Braam Thierno Diallo Niklas Erlewein Manuel Frey Jacob Hoeppner Felix Hof Patricia Omiciuc Tina Pal Semih Polat Sibylle Schmitt Johannes Wigand


TECHNIC AS SPACE. Technologies are ever more influencing our way of living. They had always been associated with architectural practice and the continued construction of the city. Our workshop proposes a reflection on the impact of these technologies on the architectural conception during this evolution. How do these invisible concepts, which nevertheless determine the architectural and urban project, engage the ways of living, exploiting and being in the city? How can we question the idea of progress in architecture and its “share of invention”? „Technic as space“ (technology and mechanics as part of the urban space) wants to be a laboratory, which articulates contemporary issues , with a particular context and a higher level of technology in this space. The project is based on given architectonical typologies and the invention of technologies recognized as relevant in their disciplines. It also consists of discovering existing, inhabited tools as in understanding particular technologies trying to guarantee and optimize their habitability. The project is not meant to be an end in itself. It strives to be a factory of knowledge, to discover different cultures and practices which are shaping the world of today. The students will explore hypothesies of projects starting from archetypes stemming from the history of forms and ideas and they will test them by creating new prototypes through actual technological processes. Starting from this point in the project, and a critical reflection about technology as a fact, it is about having a clear idea about the ways of living as a result of Cedric Price’s question « Technology is the answer, but what was the Question? ».


Technic as space


automatic high bay warehouse

Aldo Rossi, San Cataldo Cemetery, Modena, 1971 | Franz FĂźeg, St. Oius Church, Meggen, 1966

Automatic high bay warehouse and Absolute structure / Cemetery and Church


Infrastructure as space

Cornel Braam, Felix Hof and Johannes Wigand


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The Archeology of movement

The Archeology of movement

Escalator / Cave


The Archeology of Movement

Mara Atomei and Patricia Omiciuc


Greeting

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Slope

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Fall

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Crossing

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Inbetween Space / 2001: A Space Odyssee


ENTDECKEN

Selina Ahmann and Jacob Hoeppner


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Devices of control

Manuel Frey and Semih Polat


Entrance

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Entrance Hall

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Passport Control

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X-Ray Scan

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Gates

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Boarding

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winding tower / Haussmann apartment


URban ELevator

Niklas Erlewein und Sybille Schmitt


Collage Haussmann vs. Junkspace

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Intervention

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Technical Section

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Montage

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inside views

inside views

Centre Pompidou / Villa Tugendhat


TECH-LIBRE

Leonie Achin, Thierno Diallo and Tina Pal


technology

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floor plan

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inside view variations

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WINTER SCHOOL STUTTGART - Adrien Verschuere, 'Baukunst' Studio  

The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Stuttgart held the Workshop 'Repenser l'architecture' from 24th to 27th of January 2017. Wo...

WINTER SCHOOL STUTTGART - Adrien Verschuere, 'Baukunst' Studio  

The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Stuttgart held the Workshop 'Repenser l'architecture' from 24th to 27th of January 2017. Wo...

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