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Open House, Architecture for Degrowth, Geneva, 2021-2022
For the participation at Open House, we have decided to forego the construction of a new pavilion and reflect on architectural degrowth basing on our practice in digital architecture and materiality. The processes bound within digital architecture have had an influence both on its design and craftsmanship and represent nowadays the possibility for a valid, contemporary, and ecological stance towards the anthropocene.
The use of concrete in the construction industry is a symbol of an urgent future in which this material must be used in an ecological way in order to reduce C02 emissions significantly. Why build a new pavilion when you have waste materials and prototypes in abundance? The presented pavilion is literally an “open house” built from leftover, industrially 3D-printed concrete parts. The concrete parts are raw and are characterized by the hitherto alien feel of their 3D-printed concrete texture. This digital materiality connects the elements to each other, much like the black grid connected the white furniture in Superstudio's "Histograms of Architecture" in their photographic staging on the open field. The recycled concrete structures at Genthod Park function as visual clues, creating a suggested yet very present space for the public to discover.

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