Designing for uncertain times with the architects of Assemble and BC Architects & Studies

with the architects of Assemble and BC Architects & Studies

Director(s)  Victor Simon
Participant(s)  Laurens Bekemans
Participant(s)  Ken De Cooman
Participant(s)  Daniel Bell
Participant(s)  Mustapha Bouhayati
Participant(s)  Vassilis Oikonomopoulos
Participant(s)  James Binning
Participant(s)  Joe Halligan
Participant(s)  Jan Boelen
Year  2020

May 1st, 2020,
between Paris, London and Bruxelles

This conversation with the architects from Assemble and BC Architects & Studies highlights the various structural and economic issues related to the creation and construction of buildings. Each of them proposes to question new perspectives and to set up practices in consideration of the environment, locality, living together and the sharing of knowledge in a more de-centralized and less competitive world.

In these uncertain times, the “architect” can become an activist by questioning old values and focusing on social impact.


Reading list

Aicher, F. (Eds.). (2018). Gion A. Caminada. On the path to building. Berlin, Basel: Birkhäuser, 159 pp.

Beigel, F., & Christou, P. (1996). Brikettfabrik Witznitz: Specific indeterminacy–designing for uncertainty. Architectural Research Quarterly, 2(2), 18-39.

Brand, S. (1994). How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built.Viking, 243 pp.

Merlini, F., & Snozzi, L. (2016). L'architecture inefficiente : Dialogue entre l'architecte suisse Luigi Snozzi et le philosophe Fabio Merlini,Marseille : Éditions Cosa Mentale, 96 pp.

Rotor, Lionel Devliegher (Eds.), (2014). Behind the Green Door: A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture Through 600 Objects, Oslo Architecture Triennale, 364 pp.

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