"Fables and Constructions" coming to archifutures.org
A new title coming in October to the Open Bookshelf in archifutures.org expanding the collection of Future Architecture library:
This is the title of the winning entry for the FINAL_FINAL writing grant launched by dpr-barcelona, member of the Future Architecture platform. Answering the quest for non-traditional and innovative approach to speaking about architecture, Fables and Constructions are based on experiments with different forms of writing. The authors have chosen six creative projects from emerging architects that were either at their initial stage of developing a transformative idea for future architecture or already elaborated concepts with a prototype in place. The criteria for selecting these specific projects was their realistic approach to current socio-political and environmental issues and possible solutions that could be implemented in practice.
Based on the creative method of the filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, each of the story will follow potential users of the buildings rather than architects and theorists. Giving voice to inanimate objects like furniture, walls, and plants as well as humans, who have a close relation to the architecture in question, the book attempts to make architecture accessible beyond its professional field. Moreover, the authors collaborated with the illustrator Andrea Šafaříková to create a comic strip to further underline the language that aims to be understandable and intelligible for all. The resulting publication will be a mosaic of various forms capturing the experience of life and sense of space the potential architectural projects would provide.
Pic: The Open Bookshelf at archifutures.org
Book out in October 2019!
Stay tuned for two coming sneak peeks of Fables and Constructions here in Future Architecture website.
Fables and Constructions
Mosaic of fictional reports covering experiences and stories by imaginary users of the selected architectural projects
Spaces like Actions
Spaces like Actions is a collective research project over the cultural components of space.
Alternative narratives of spaces and architectures to reimagine the future of tourism
The demilitarisation of an abandoned bunker island becomes fertile ground for creative settlements.
Reconsider the perception, governance, and inhabitation of the British countryside after Brexit.
Under Construction imagines a city that is constantly being rebuilt using the same stock of materials.
Neue Bauakademie Berlin
A contribution to the ongoing debate on reconstruction by a nascent architect
Hope on Water
Istanbul has privatized its public spaces which were supposed to be used after earthquake, can water be the solution?
This ongoing investigation explores the little known, disregarded, and rare intimate behaviour of nature. It questions the place of queerness in the society in general and in the architectural world in particular.
Excerpt from the chapter ‘Ceci n’est pas une Bauakademie’ Inspired in the project ‘Neue Bauakademie Berlin. A club for the former & future architecture’ by Hendrik Brinkmann. The text is featured in the forthcoming book ‘Fables and Constructions’ by Lucie Kohoutová & Martina Freitagová. This is the title of the winning entry for the FINAL_FINAL writing grant launched ...
Excerpt from the chapter ‘Unsunk Heroes’ Inspired in the project ‘Hope on Water’ by Sevince Bayrak, Oral Göktaş. The text is featured in the forthcoming book ‘Fables and Constructions’ by Lucie Kohoutová & Martina Freitagová. This is the title of the winning entry for the FINAL_FINAL writing grant launched by dpr-barcelona within the Future Architecture 2019 Call ...
dpr-barcelona launches its first Writing Grant. As part of Future Architecture Call for Ideas we're inviting writers to join Future Architecture exploration of the worlds, landscapes and realities faced by emerging practices shaping future urban environments.