SELECTION OF ARCHITECTURE & INTERACTION PROJECTS

+ Heterochrony [2012]

Architectural device and monitoring installation created for the 2012 Festival de la Cité Lausanne.
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"Two distinct "presents" were observing each other, close to one another: the present of a public park with its "scene", its "bar", its "festival-goers" and the present of a second place, the footbridge or "almost archeological" path that overlooked the whole, allowing to openly structure, observe, sense and record it. (...)"
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With the support of ECA and PCM Echafaudages SA.
Exhibition at the Festival de la Cité Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland), 2012.
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documentation [pdf, 2100 kb]

http://blog.fabric.ch/

+ 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 landscape, that transforms them on site, in plan and in section and which creates "dark poles", real attractors of the program: Planetarium, Solar room, Sky observation decks. A forgotten atmosphere, almost unknown but monitored nevertheless.
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documentation [pdf, 2200 kb]

http://blog.fabric.ch/

+ I-Weather as Deep Space Public Lighting [2010]

Installation created for the 2010 01SJ biennal: Build your Own World, curator: Steve Dietz (San Jose, USA).
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I-Weather as Deep Space Public Lighting is an architectural installation which proposes a public lighting for the deterrotrialized spaces. This lighting based on the artificial climate I-Weather has the ability to modify human metabolism, in particular its rate of melatonin.
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With the support of Swissnex San Francisco and Pro Helvetia.
Exhibition at the 01SJ Biennial (San Francisco Bay Area), 2010.
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documentation [pdf, 4000 kb]

http://blog.fabric.ch/
movie on vimeo

+ Migrating Days (boreal / austral) [2009]

Invited competition for Marseille-Provence 2013 (European Capital of Culture).
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Transformation of the South façade of the Maison Diamantée in Marseille. Transfer of part of the climatic conditions of a distant day. Creation of a microclimate in the direction of Place Jules Verne.
Client: City of Marseille.
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documentation [pdf, 690 kb]

+ Daylight [2009]

Project for a monumental installation for the Rolex Learning Center, built by Sanaa on the campus of the Swiss Institute of Technology (Lausanne, Switzerland).
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Daylight triggers modifications in spatial uses according to variations of light emitted by thousands of LED spots representing the Earth territory between the 40th and the 60th parallel north.
Client: Nestlé Switzerland.
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documentation [pdf, 2400 kb]

+ Sliding Presence Pavilion [2008]

Proposition for The Sentient City, an architecture competition organized by The Architectural League Foundation (New York, USA).
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Sliding Presence Pavilion is an architectural installation composed by automated elements which behaves according to displaced rules, both in time and space. Open-closed spaces with variable functions, behavioral architecture which links local presence with global data mining.
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documentation [pdf, 1200 kb]

+ Tower of Atmospheric Relations [2008]

Proposition for the Climate Clock Initiative organized by FUSE:_ at San Jose (USA) in May 2008.
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Tower of Atmospheric Relations is an enclosed volume of air divided into twelve different sub-volumes which combines natural atmospheric exchanches and artificial air-conditionned space. Sensors analyze the climatic conditions of each subvolume (heat, humidity, CO2, etc.). This information is related to weather stations data all over the Earth.
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documentation [pdf, 900 kb]

+ Rhizoreality.mu Software [1999-2008]

Rhizoreality.mu is a software framework, developed by fabric | ch since 1999 to support and help the creation of experimental and applied projects where space is not anymore a simple given environment (material, localized in time and place within a stable cultural context), but rather a complex and instable environment in which digital and physical dimensions are interconnected.
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documentation [pdf, 550 kb]

http://www.rhizoreality.mu

+ RealRoom(s) [2005]

Spatial study for the Nestlé World Headquarters, Vevey (Switzerland).
RealRoom(s), informed spatial units, architectural peripherals. Fiction about a "terrestrial spatiality", duplication of climatic data.
Client: Nestlé International.
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Exhibition at the Centre Culturel Suisse (Paris), 2005.
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documentation [pdf, 3000 kb]

http://www.fabric.ch/realrooms/
movie on vimeo

+ MIX-m.org [2004-2005]

Extended and distributed museum.
Mixed (physical / digital) exhibition spaces, evolution of electroscape 002. Multiplication of places and spatial networking.
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Exhibitions at Art Unlimited, Art | 35 | Basel, Centre d'Art Contemporain (Geneva), 2005 and Siggraph (Los Angeles), 2010.
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documentation [pdf, 2660 kb]

http://www.mix-m.org
movie on vimeo

+ map_I.T. [2003]

Master plan for the digital campus of the Swiss Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).
Localisation and mapping of data in the physical space, datascape and space for knowledge, densification and multiplication of functionalities, individual re-configuration of the place and spatial ubiquity.
Client: Swiss Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL).
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documentation [pdf, 1470 kb]
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Master plan map_I.T.:
texts [240 kb]
images + plans [2700 kb]
annex [7940 kb]

+ Digital BM [2003]

Digital extension of Brillantmont International School.
Spatial multiplication. Renovation of a place with infra intervention in the physical space. Micro-presence in the campus space with mapping of the dynamic data from the school's information system.
Client: Brillantmont International School.
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documentation [pdf, 660 kb]

http://www.brillantmont.ch/

+ La Fabrique [1999-2001]

Design of a digital exhibition space in a 3D MMOG, the Deuxième Monde (2nd World) of Canal+.
Works of six net_artists on the theme "Recombinant Reality".
In partnership with Canal+.
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Workshop about recombined reality at ETHZ (CAAD).
Workshop about recombined reality at ECAL.
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Exhibition at Siggraph 2000.
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documentation [pdf, 1360 kb]

http://www.fabric.ch/La_Fabrique/
movie on vimeo