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Dominique Hauderowicz + Kristian Ly Serena

Studio Fountainhead

http://www.studiofountainhead.dk

Frederiksborgvej 64, Copenhagen, Denmark
Studio Fountainhead is a Copenhagen based architecture office founded by architects Dominique Hauderowicz and Kristian Ly Serena in 2013. Through a process of experiments and critical thinking their practice develops spatial responces at the intersection between architecture, art and politics. The young studio has been awarded in international competitions such as Guggenheim Helsinki, Europan 13 & 14, recently showcasing their work at the Danish Architecture Center.

The Ecology of Making


New Paradigms for Urban Productivity

The Ecology of Making


New Paradigms for Urban Productivity
Challenging the modernist city and battling the paradigms that have dominated urbanism for decades.
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´The Ecology of making´ proposes a new paradigm for understanding productivity within the urban fabric. Taking the city of Narvik as a point of departure, it suggests a city forming a network of functional components, where production and research are allowed to live side by side with culture, education and service.

Through a series of architectural manoeuvres buildings and landscapes are transformed to accommodate generous spatial opportunities for inspiring and frictional encounters: The different programmes affect one another and are spatially woven into the public space, blurring the borders of classic working life as one mans work becomes the others leisure. A new urban scene occurs, where production is inseparable from the everyday life. The project does not propose clear boundaries between leisure and work, nor between learning, dwelling, recreation and researching, thus counteracting the monofunction and monoculture that dominates new urban developments today.


The project tries to adress the issues of monoculture and monofunction inherent in the way we plan our cities and transform our buildings. A future architecture proposes spaces of friction between people, programme and space.

Understanding local conditions as a point of departure for planning and transformation, the program envisioned is informed by large scale readings of the city as a whole.

The segregated city of isolated programmes dissolves into a interlinked, permeable urbanity, an ecology of making.

Spaces of friction excellerate a common culture of making.

Thus the project is not only a proposal for a transformation of a city quarter, but a project that tries to raise fundamental questions about the way we see productivity, living environments and qualities of urban life in the future.

The Ecology of Making


New Paradigms for Urban Productivity

The Ecology of Making


New Paradigms for Urban Productivity
Challenging the modernist city and battling the paradigms that have dominated urbanism for decades.
File under

´The Ecology of making´ proposes a new paradigm for understanding productivity within the urban fabric. Taking the city of Narvik as a point of departure, it suggests a city forming a network of functional components, where production and research are allowed to live side by side with culture, education and service.

Through a series of architectural manoeuvres buildings and landscapes are transformed to accommodate generous spatial opportunities for inspiring and frictional encounters: The different programmes affect one another and are spatially woven into the public space, blurring the borders of classic working life as one mans work becomes the others leisure. A new urban scene occurs, where production is inseparable from the everyday life. The project does not propose clear boundaries between leisure and work, nor between learning, dwelling, recreation and researching, thus counteracting the monofunction and monoculture that dominates new urban developments today.


The project tries to adress the issues of monoculture and monofunction inherent in the way we plan our cities and transform our buildings. A future architecture proposes spaces of friction between people, programme and space.

Understanding local conditions as a point of departure for planning and transformation, the program envisioned is informed by large scale readings of the city as a whole.

The segregated city of isolated programmes dissolves into a interlinked, permeable urbanity, an ecology of making.

Spaces of friction excellerate a common culture of making.

Thus the project is not only a proposal for a transformation of a city quarter, but a project that tries to raise fundamental questions about the way we see productivity, living environments and qualities of urban life in the future.


Idea by

Dominique Hauderowicz + Kristian Ly Serena
Studio Fountainhead
Frederiksborgvej 64
Copenhagen
Denmark
Studio Fountainhead is a Copenhagen based architecture office founded by architects Dominique Hauderowicz and Kristian Ly Serena in 2013. Through a process of experiments and critical thinking their practice develops spatial responces at the intersection between architecture, art and politics. The young studio has been awarded in international competitions such as Guggenheim Helsinki, Europan 13 & 14, recently showcasing their work at the Danish Architecture Center.