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.



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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.

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