Shelter

Geneva, Switzerland
Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
Architects
BUREAU
Location
Geneva, Switzerland
Year
2016
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
Undisclosed
Client
BSA/FAS
Architects
Daniel Zamarbide (BUREAU) with Leopold Banchini Architects

Architecture seeks the underground, searches for new territories under the skin of the earth. Bachelard woke up the right to the unconscious spatial exploration of the underground through the figure of the cellar. Virilio unveiled the potential of semi-buried architectures in his Bunker Archeology. Colomine brought up to light the hidden architectures and psychotic strategies of the American society during the Second World War in her book Domesticity at War.

The underground fascinates and completes the hygienic and panoptical world of the over-ground. For one night, the black hole of a neat and well organized society is revealed as a potential for distortion, a potential of let-go and provoke, with a slight smile, the unsaid and the sweat. The mysterious black vessel lands in the modern space of a highly engendered concrete vault; a great spatial condition to explore the corners of what is hidden.

The temporary shelter installation is a dark inflatable bar with a Dj. The whole structure as well as the interior furniture is made out of black PVC membrane. When the party is over the installation is deflated and transported to another location.

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