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Odysseas Yiannikouris, Alessandra Monarcha

http://www.500soli.com

10 rue des Lices, Marseille, France
We are an urban, architecture and art studio which philosophy is rooted in an emerging culture of understanding of interactions and complexity, and finds its corpus in the new scopes of studies spanning from GIEC’s reports, to plant neurobiology and climate-lead design. Our approach cultivates two processes: explorations of local situations, and their narrative extrapolations ; and two subjects: hybridity of geographic identities, and link between nature, politics, and violence.

Beyond Boredom or Suffocation


Drifts in, and reports of, energetic landscapes.

Beyond Boredom or Suffocation


Drifts in, and reports of, energetic landscapes.
Considering: energy, climate and Nature ; esthetics, poetry and exploration ; as fundaments of project.
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Type of project
  • New areas of operation

Our current and on-going research focuses on the cultural potential of energy, and the territories of its production. The challenge is twofold: to populate the sterile and anxious subject of resilience with the enthusiasm and latent esthetics it deserves ; to question the dichotomy between the city and the rest, this last standing out of the sight of designers. Thus deconstructing our sole desire for cities, and our univocal focus on architecture over nature, ​​which dampens the development of knowledge of interactions.
In the urge of the current crisis, debate in architecture have seen many ideas emerging, from design-lead social practices, up to degrowth or survivalism. Yet, we are still widely praising the New as a systemic answer to whatever, and the built as, somehow, a solution. With a strong desire for project, we consider scrutinizing local territories is the first of steps as energy has already many unsuspected expressions which realities we have yet to learn about.


Drifting and learning from energetic territories.
The biggest geothermal power-generating territory in the world. It spans over 300 km2 and is constantly covered by a thick white cloud. Beams and columns and slabs of steam are a permanence of the landscape, fulfilling Vitruve’s definition of architecture: commodity, firmness, and delight, at the wider scale ever seen.

In a will to see the emergence of ecology as a place for cultural performances, we’ve had the idea that building large ecological devices could be our next industry. We had the idea that it could be an answer to the upcoming debate over our countryside, its ways of production, and the cultural potential our urban society will soon ask from them.

Narrative extrapolations of forms and situations. As perspectives come from drifts and scrutinizing realities, yet fantasies and knowledge's exportation need a canvas.

It is said that the wind drives people crazy. It seems that it ionizes atmosphere and makes people irritable and excited. Perhaps there is a habitat model here : small community of people, usually gloomy living at the foot of wind turbines.

Just as plants, many could gathe enthusiasm directly from the sun, just as if they got energized through air and rays. Maybe we could all, instinctively and collectively, use our forgotten photo-receptive cells and synapses to produce a collective energy.

Beyond Boredom or Suffocation


Drifts in, and reports of, energetic landscapes.

Beyond Boredom or Suffocation


Drifts in, and reports of, energetic landscapes.
Considering: energy, climate and Nature ; esthetics, poetry and exploration ; as fundaments of project.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

Our current and on-going research focuses on the cultural potential of energy, and the territories of its production. The challenge is twofold: to populate the sterile and anxious subject of resilience with the enthusiasm and latent esthetics it deserves ; to question the dichotomy between the city and the rest, this last standing out of the sight of designers. Thus deconstructing our sole desire for cities, and our univocal focus on architecture over nature, ​​which dampens the development of knowledge of interactions.
In the urge of the current crisis, debate in architecture have seen many ideas emerging, from design-lead social practices, up to degrowth or survivalism. Yet, we are still widely praising the New as a systemic answer to whatever, and the built as, somehow, a solution. With a strong desire for project, we consider scrutinizing local territories is the first of steps as energy has already many unsuspected expressions which realities we have yet to learn about.


Drifting and learning from energetic territories.
The biggest geothermal power-generating territory in the world. It spans over 300 km2 and is constantly covered by a thick white cloud. Beams and columns and slabs of steam are a permanence of the landscape, fulfilling Vitruve’s definition of architecture: commodity, firmness, and delight, at the wider scale ever seen.

In a will to see the emergence of ecology as a place for cultural performances, we’ve had the idea that building large ecological devices could be our next industry. We had the idea that it could be an answer to the upcoming debate over our countryside, its ways of production, and the cultural potential our urban society will soon ask from them.

Narrative extrapolations of forms and situations. As perspectives come from drifts and scrutinizing realities, yet fantasies and knowledge's exportation need a canvas.

It is said that the wind drives people crazy. It seems that it ionizes atmosphere and makes people irritable and excited. Perhaps there is a habitat model here : small community of people, usually gloomy living at the foot of wind turbines.

Just as plants, many could gathe enthusiasm directly from the sun, just as if they got energized through air and rays. Maybe we could all, instinctively and collectively, use our forgotten photo-receptive cells and synapses to produce a collective energy.


Idea by

Odysseas Yiannikouris, Alessandra Monarcha
10 rue des Lices
Marseille
France
We are an urban, architecture and art studio which philosophy is rooted in an emerging culture of understanding of interactions and complexity, and finds its corpus in the new scopes of studies spanning from GIEC’s reports, to plant neurobiology and climate-lead design. Our approach cultivates two processes: explorations of local situations, and their narrative extrapolations ; and two subjects: hybridity of geographic identities, and link between nature, politics, and violence.