SELECTION OF RECENT PROJECTS

+ Public Platform of Future-Past [2015-2016]

Competition by invitation. 1st price and study mandate.
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Public Platform of Future-Past is an observation platform planned - at the time of the competition (2014) - to last for approximately 10 years. This would be the time taken for five large new public projects to be realized directly in its surroundings (3 museums, a railway station and its public palce, a new metro).
The platform, being installed directly in the geographical center of these constructions would document, monitor and archive the whole process of transformation. It would construct "architectural situations" directly out of the collected and processed data.
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Client: State of Vaud (Switzerland).
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http://blog.fabric.ch

+ White Oblique [2015]

Scenography for the exhibition "Poetics and Politics of Data" at the Haus der elektronische Künste (H3K). In collaboration with Sabine Himmelsbach, curator and director of H3K.
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White Oblique (of curiosities) consists in a long exhibition wall that articulates the "open space" of the museum, and that is expanded to constitute a "third space" inside the "white cube". It thus becomes a passage, so as an archive. This cabinet of curiosities presents the current state of development of the design research Inhabiting and Interfacing the Cloud(s), conducted at ECAL.
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Client: Haus der elektronische Künste (Basel, Switzerland), ECAL (Lausanne).
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Exhibition at the Haus der elektronischen Künste (Basel), 2015.
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documentation [pdf]

http://www.ecal.ch/

+ Datadroppers [2015]

Data commune and potential micronation that comes with its own flag, Datadroppers is an online service that provides the ability to share and use all static or dynamic data, becoming thenceforth public data that are freely accessible. The service is built around a minimum set of rules, it is "unsocial" and "unprofiled": there are no login and password, no terms of service, no profiling, no "friends", etc.
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Exhibition in the context of "Politics and Politics of Data", H3K (Basel, Switzerland), 2015. Curator: Sabine Himmlesbach.
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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch/
http://www.datadroppers.org

+ Uphonia [2014]

Competition by invitation and proposal for an installation that consists in an discreetly integrated sound and temporal device in the walls of the renovated parliament of the State of Vaud (Switzerland). Only some audio jacks remains visible, emitting a faint white glow.
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"(...). Uphonia, it would be as if many voices, accumulated over time within the precints of the Parliament could become audible simultaneously, whispered, combining themselves in the present. (...)"
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Client: State of Vaud (Switzerland).
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documentation [pdf]

+ Deterritorialized Daylight [2013]

Evolutionary luminous artefact and artificial daylight based on the Deterritorialized Living open data feeds.
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Deterritorialized Daylight is an abstract, reverse engineered day that develops strange behaviors: daylight is always "on" but at different intensities (continuously oscillating between dusk, dawn, sunny day, cloudy day, etc.), nighttime therefore never occurs. The unique day that takes place within it doesn't have a start, nor an end. It is continuous.
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Exhibition during "Soleils numériques" at the Festival Acces(s) (Pau, France), 2013. Curator: Ewen Chardronnet.
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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch/

+ Deterritorialized Living [2013]

Artificial, "geo-engineered" troposphere (livable part of the atmosphere) delivered in the form of open data feeds. Created during a residency at the Tsinghua University (Beijing).
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Deterritorialized Living is an open source artificial troposphere that reverses our causal relationship to the natural rhythms of day and night, air quality, seasons, time. It is a “man made” environment where the atmosphere is the effect, continuously shaped from the global activities on the networks produced by humans and robots.
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With the support of Pro Helvetia.
Exhibited as an Associated Project during the Lisbon Architecture Triennale - Close, Closer - (Lisbon, Portugal), and the Festival Acces(s) (Pau, France), 2013. Curators: Beatrice Galilee and Ewen Chardronnet.
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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch/
http://www.deterritorialized.org/

SELECTION OF RECENT COLLABORATIONS

+ Inhabiting and Interfacing the Cloud(s) [2014-2017]

Design research between ECAL, ECAL-EPFL Lab & HEAD-Genève. It is jointly directed between Patrick Keller and Nicolas Nova.
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The aim of the project is to explore "counter-proposals" to the current expression of "cloud computing" and data centers, particularly in their forms intended for private individuals and end users ("Personal Cloud"). The outcome of the research, which will include open-source artifacts, will be published in 2017.
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Exhibition in the context of "Poetics and Politics of Data", H3K (Basel, Switzerland), 2015. Curator: Sabine Himmlesbach.
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http://www.iiclouds.org/

+ Gradientizer [2012]

Architectural proposal for the New Planetarium and Natural Sciences Center in Lausanne (Switzerland). Work in collaboration with AMID.cero9.
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Gradientizer is an architecture that articulates light, that pervades into the existing luminous gradients and albedos of the monitored landscape, that transforms them on site and which creates "dark poles", real attractors of the program: Planetarium, Solar room, Sky observation decks.

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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch/

+ Globale Surveillance [2012]

Architectural device created for a theatrical performance premiered at the Comédie de Caen, (France) National Drama Centre (CDN), then at MA Scéne Nationale (Montbéliard, France).
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Globale Surveillance is a joint project between French writer and essayist Eric Sadin and fabric | ch. It is a theatrical performance aroud the subjet of contemporary surveillance and the way it transforms society at large.
Actors are Laure Wolf and Gurshad Shaheman.
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With the support of the Swiss Office for Cultural Affairs, Pro Helvetia, the City of Lausanne, the Canton de Vaud and the Dicréam.
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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch
movie on vimeo (by NOhista)

+ Convective Apartments [2010]

Partner of the project Convective Apartments by Philippe Rahm Architects for IBA (Hamburg, Germany). Other partners: Arup (Sydney, Australia), EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), Werner Sobek (Stuttgart, Germany), Weinmann Energies (Echallens, Switzerland).
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http://www.philipperahm.com