Traumnovelle is a militant faction founded by three Belgian architects: Léone Drapeaud, Manuel León Fanjul and Johnny Leya. Traumnovelle uses architecture and fiction as analytical, critical and subversive tools to emphasize contemporary issues and dissect their resolutions. Traumnovelle alternates between cynicism and enthusiasm all the while advocating for critical thinking in architecture. Traumnovelle champions a multidisciplinary approach with architecture at the crossroads. Traumnovelle distances itself from current forms of naive architecture and refuses to glorify the mundane. Traumnovelle sides with those who have not sacrificed ambition and criticism.
A door, a gate. A passage to a some place I can see through the opening. Different or, perhaps, the same. The horizon. Three steps. A threshold. Between here to there, behind and ahead, close to far. On an island, as in a finite world, I am deprived of thresholds. I am unequivocally marrooned. Yet the thresholds can be ideological. Just as we make boundaries, we make thresholds. The totem beckons to any passer-by : a gate with no wall, an opening to the same as before. The totem is an invitation to consider connectedness through other forms than material connections.
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PhD. architect trained in Madrid, Luis Burriel Bielza arrives to Paris in 2014 to teach a Design Studio at the School of Architecture of Paris-Belleville and ever since, he will be based in this city. Along with two associates, he had founded his practice “SOMOS.Arquitectos”, working mainly through public competitions in social housing. Later on, “Ediciones Trépano” was created in order to give continuity to artistic experiments based on two main techniques: photoetching and hand drawing.
Despite its size, Paris is a city full of meaningful places. Wandering around two of them, bookstores and cafés, the author sets himself to capture their essence within clearly defined constraints: on site, no initial framing, no measuring, no erasing, no people, no light, no material, just lines, blue lines flowing against yellow background. The whole series is composed of 23 perspectives all drawn in an accordion notebook.
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We are an event
Mexico City based architect, We are an event is a collective of pedestrian collectors borns from the collaboration of Quentin Laurens-berge & Lambert Moiroux. True alias for engaging in a practice that explores the role of the architectural fiction to stimulate the imagination on a daily basis, this entity straddles the line between art, architecture and performance by revealing the formal and material beauty of a dormant or moving urbanity.
The plastic grammar to which they are attached attempts to write the alphabet of the language composed by the elements of the daily but forgotten landscape of the city they are located.