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fala atelier

fala atelier

http://www.falaatelier.com/

Rua da Fabrica 38, sala 31, Porto, Portugal
fala is a naïve architecture practice based in Porto, led by filipe magalhães, ana luisa soares and ahmed belkhodja. established in 2013, the atelier works with methodic optimism on a wide range of projects, from territories to birdhouses. fala’s projects are a medley of formal languages, references, quotations and themes, only regulated by an obsession for clarity; its architecture is both hedonic and post-modern, intuitive and rhetorical.

The School of Tourism


The Architecture of Homelessness

The School of Tourism


The Architecture of Homelessness
Architecture without clients, the 'no-home' condition and life as a perpetual tourist.
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We live in the age of touristic reproduction where everybody is an eternal tourist on never ending journey. Living and travelling has become synonymous, the world has turned into a museum, therefore people these days need two things: monuments and Airbnb apartments.
We’re a young Portuguese office, and Porto now is facing the touristic explosion. With the no-home condition and this life as a perpetual tourist we don’t have clients anymore, only investors who are indifferent to architecture. The typology we mostly work on today is an Airbnb apartment. It’s an architecture of homelessness, a short-term architecture of tourism.
We want to rethink the travelling experience, to examine the impact it has on the city. This project is a chance to introduce a new typology and pursue a new way of living in the post-airbnb world. It’s a return to simple forms, possession-less and furniture-less spaces, an exercise on how to isolate yourself and inhabit everywhere.


The School of Tourism


The Architecture of Homelessness

The School of Tourism


The Architecture of Homelessness
Architecture without clients, the 'no-home' condition and life as a perpetual tourist.
File under

We live in the age of touristic reproduction where everybody is an eternal tourist on never ending journey. Living and travelling has become synonymous, the world has turned into a museum, therefore people these days need two things: monuments and Airbnb apartments.
We’re a young Portuguese office, and Porto now is facing the touristic explosion. With the no-home condition and this life as a perpetual tourist we don’t have clients anymore, only investors who are indifferent to architecture. The typology we mostly work on today is an Airbnb apartment. It’s an architecture of homelessness, a short-term architecture of tourism.
We want to rethink the travelling experience, to examine the impact it has on the city. This project is a chance to introduce a new typology and pursue a new way of living in the post-airbnb world. It’s a return to simple forms, possession-less and furniture-less spaces, an exercise on how to isolate yourself and inhabit everywhere.



Idea by

fala atelier
fala atelier
Rua da Fabrica 38, sala 31
Porto
Portugal
fala is a naïve architecture practice based in Porto, led by filipe magalhães, ana luisa soares and ahmed belkhodja. established in 2013, the atelier works with methodic optimism on a wide range of projects, from territories to birdhouses. fala’s projects are a medley of formal languages, references, quotations and themes, only regulated by an obsession for clarity; its architecture is both hedonic and post-modern, intuitive and rhetorical.