Common Luxury – less private space, more common space

24 Sep 2016
9.30am - 6pm
S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, CH
Volthalle Basel, Voltstrasse 27, Basel

When we think of luxury, we usually think of individual wealth. The more unattainable this exclusive form of luxury becomes for the majority of society, the more clearly a new understanding of luxury emerges today, defined by collective partaking of goods and services. Likewise in architecture the sensibility is growing towards the communal and the shared as well as the meaning of public space as a prerequisite for democratic societies. In this symposium architects from nine different countries report on how “common luxury” is increasingly becoming an attribute of the contemporary urban way of life.
Jack Self, Real Estate Architecture Laboratory (GB)
Max Turnheim, UHO Architects (FR)
Elena Schütz, Julian Schubert & Leonard Streich, Something Fantastic (DE)
Matias Echanove & Rahul Srivastava, URBZ (IN)
Felipe de Ferrari & Kim Courrèges, Plan Común, (CHL)
Georgeen Theodore, Interboro (USA)
Maria Claudia Clemente, Francesco Isidori, Labics (IT)
Anne Kaestle, Duplex Architekten (CH)
Anna Puigjaner, MAIO, (ES)

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Partner of the conference is IBA Basel.