Exhibition about mobile housing Art / Architecture / Design

Session II:
Moving the habitat
Geneva
09.23 — 24.4.2022

OPEN HOUSE is a multidisciplinary exhibition which presents innovative and original forms of housing through projects from the world of art, architecture and design.

Happening in 4 sessions from 2021 to 2022 and in several locations in Geneva

Session # 1 of OPEN HOUSE took place from May to August 2021 in the Parc Lullin.

Session# 2 starts on Sept 23 at the Bains des Paquis (a public beach in the center of the city Geneva) and on Sept 24th at the Maison de l’Architecture / Pavillon Sicli. It focuses on mobile and flexible housing systems through artworks performnaces and lecture series.

OPEN HOUSE is an event initiated by Simon Lamunière, a curator who has always been interested in expanding the dimensions and space usually devoted to art. Curator of Art Unlimited in Basel from 2000 to 2011, he was also one of the curators of documenta X. He curated Utopics, the 11th edition of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition in Biel, as well as Neon Parallax, the light installation project on the Plaine de Plainpalais in Geneva.

Instagram Contest

#Unenuitecocapsule


Try to win 1 among the 3 nights in the Ecocapsule, with free access to the sauna, free breakfast and fondue for 2 persons.

How to participate?
  1. Subscribe to our Instagram page @openhousegeneva
  2. Answer the following question: Where is located the Ecocapsule?
  3. Tag two of your friends

Deadline
→ December 9 at midnight CET

Live Drawing on Instagram
→ Saturday, December 11 at 5:00 p.m.

The winners will be contacted directly by private message

Good luck to all of you!

Condition de participation

Events

Jan
2022
Wed 26
14:00

22:00

Session III Opening

The opening of Open House Session III will take place at artgenève

Session I

Process

Building the habitat

9 May — 30 August 2021

Session I has brought together 1:1 scale research projects from academic and humanitarian institutions such as EPFL, ETHZ Zurich, HEAD – Geneva, HEPIA, IOM or UNHCR. 

Parc Lullin
Genthod, Genève
Photo du projet BECOMING LÉMAN: GARDENS de EPFL / ALICE (SPATIAL DESIGN WORKSHOP)
Annik Wetter

BECOMING LÉMAN: GARDENS

EPFL / ALICE (SPATIAL DESIGN WORKSHOP)

The EPFL ALICE research laboratory develops projects with first-year architecture students. They study the “construction” stage through a temporary full-scale collective construction in the public space. Since 2018, ALICE has embarked on a new project: BECOMING LEMAN. It aims to make the Leman a laboratory to rethink collectively and globally the relationship between the human being and his environment. After crossing the lake to settle in Evian in 2019 near the Buvette de Jean Prouvé, ALICE will leave the Léman this year to invest the space of the Rhône all the way to the heart of the Geneva canton. The project will start at OPEN HOUSE with an installation on the Plage des Bains du Saugy.

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ALICE team

D. Dietz, D. Zamarbide, T. Cheung, C. Fauvel, A. Clément, M. Pretolani, T. Abenia, M. Bondu, C. Labro, R. Legros, V. Maréchal, M. Treiber, U. Wegman, R. Karrer, M. Onifadé, M. Potterat, L. Aznavourian, E. Butty, L. Champaud, A. Collet, A. Gonzalez Rodriguez, M. Hölzl, C. Isoz, A. Lambert, A. Lekaj, E. Mazerand, D. Michoud, M. Reol, J. Thévoz, S. Carroz, J. Desalbres, J. Garcia-Bellido Ruiz, K. Karara, O. Kundert, Y. Landon, A. Lassus, F. Maes, V. Maillard, G. Martini, Z. Mustapha, M. Sommer, N. Wanner, J. Adu Darko, J. Asoanya, L. Baldy-Moulinier, J. Bron, A. Compagnon, F. Ducotterd, J. Favre, N. Goehry, N. Guillouzic, Y. Hajoubi, M. Käser, J. Lemmens, E. Lemoisson, E. Lorenzo, G. Lucas, A. Marin, M. Rakoczy, N. Reis, J. Rigby, J. Steyaert, A. Thierry-Nánási, C. Vaudaux, M. Alhadeff, M. Cazenave Cloutier, F. Chatelain, V. Crettex, L. Decalf, H. El Graoui, J. Elben, A. Farine, E. Fontanella, N. Gilot, B. Haefeli, M. Jacome Alban, M. Jelk, N. Lesoille, N. Mikael, L. Moeschler, A. Potapushin, G. Rivier, M. Sistek, A. Von Der Weid, S. Wegmüller, A. Bai, B. Cattaneo, A. Choné, L. Duyck, A. Essaoudi, P. Grandjean, C. Hugues, A. Kölbl, L. Mundinger, R. Pellin, L. Ramiqi, C. Rossillon, H. Znaidi, T. Antonelli, Z. Aymon, L. Blanc, T. Brütsch, D. Dam Wan, Q. Davel, V. Egger, S. Gal, F. Hammoud, S. Kaidi, L. Kempf, S. Kir, E. Kpuzi, A. Lihatchi, E. Ludwig, J. Nicod, C. Perron, C. Ponsar, J. Raugel, E. Rieder, N. Antonietti, B. Béboux, L. Boulnoix, F. Debrom Gebremedhin, J. Druey, S. Gaumet, N. Jeanfavre, T. Kublová, E. Renaudineau, V. Siragusa, C. Vinet, M. Barth, P. Castellón Arévalo, A. De Montgolfier, A. Ducos, N. Favre, A. Galantay, M. Gisiger, N. Guigues, R. Hansra Sartorius, V. Kleyr, H. Le Hir, Q. Leresche, A. Maerean, M. Mazotti, N. Milanovic, K. Mokssit, N. Mouine, K. Saunders-Nazareth, P. Schaffner, G. Treyer, T. Walther, M. Blanc, L. Castella, N. Clavien, R. Cleusix, A. Gigon, V. Hasler, A. Hoti, V. Huehn, M. Ito, S. Khashan, A. Lüthy, L. Orakwe, Y. Sebastian, A. Ujupi, D. Weber, A. Williams Roffe, L. Burion, S. Ciompi, P. Crisinel, E. Friedli, L. Genecand, D. Go, E. Ilieva, C. Kalmus, A. Magnaguémabé Ongbakelak, M. Mocaër, D. Pereira Correia

BECOMING LÉMAN: GARDENS

Photo du projet ARCHITECTURAL DEGROWTH OR THE RENUNCIATION OF ARCHITECTURAL WASTE de RESEARCH PROJECT MAS ETH DFAB DESIGN & FABRICATION
Annik Wetter

ARCHITECTURAL DEGROWTH OR THE RENUNCIATION OF ARCHITECTURAL WASTE

RESEARCH PROJECT MAS ETH DFAB DESIGN & FABRICATION

For the Gramazio Kohler Research Group at ETH Zürich, the processes involved in digital architecture influence both the conception of the design and its practical implementation.
Recycling concrete, recycling building modules that have no place in another building, rather than constructing a temporary pavilion, is their proposal for an “open house,” built in different phases from concrete scraps. With their particular structure and texture due to the method of creation by 3D printing, these objects will be the visual clues of an imaginary but still present and evolving space that the public will discover throughout the summer.

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Team

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zürich. Dr. Fabio Gramazio, Dr. Matthias Kohler, Sarah Schneider, Alessandra Gabaglio

ARCHITECTURAL DEGROWTH OR THE RENUNCIATION OF ARCHITECTURAL WASTE

Photo du projet The green door project - 24/7 space de HEAD STUDENTS - GENEVA
Annik Wetter

The green door project – 24/7 space

HEAD STUDENTS – GENEVA

The 16 students in Visual Arts, Construction option, of the HEAD – Geneva have imagined an artistic installation in the southern part of the Parc Lullin. The space 24/7  is located at the frontier, between the traffic of Route Suisse and the calm of the lake. The project plays with this duality by proposing a “room” accessible from the outside of the OPEN HOUSE exhibition, in which different installations and activities will occur. The students will manage the program of this “artist-run space.”

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Professors : Katharina Hohmann and Vincent Kohler

Students : Melina Oria Alhadeff, Emma Berger-Pierre, Antoine Bürcher, Rafael Cunha Da Silva, Ana Durán, Claire Guignet, Louis Karim Kagny, Gian Losinger, Marie Lucas, Laura Matsuzaki, Lou Revel, Sara Rottenwöhrer, Jessie Schaer, Alex Sobral, Sibylle Volken, Elsa Wagnières, Lorenz Wernli, Mel Wieland and Elisa Wyss.

Special thanks to Isabelle Schnederle (CERCCO, HEAD-Genève) and Roland Freymond (Les Deux Rivières)

The green door project – 24/7 space

Photo du projet  REFUGE TONNEAU 21. A TRIBUTE de HEAD-GENEVA
Annik Wetter

REFUGE TONNEAU 21. A TRIBUTE

HEAD-GENEVA

When Charlotte Perriand designed the REFUGE TONNEAU in 1938 with Pierre Jeanneret, they imagined a mobile shelter that would accommodate up to eight people for short periods in a comfortable but small environment. Eighty-two years later, twelve students from the Department of Interior Architecture at HEAD – Geneva imagined variations for its interior. The projects ranged from a spaceship cabin to a family shelter to hosting a chamber orchestra. Pierre Jeanneret, who worked with Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier for many years, was a former student of the HEAD – Geneva. The School of Fine Arts, where he trained between 1913 and 1921, became the HEAD.

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Team 

Project leader : Simon Husslein 

Assistant : Damien Greder, Sven Högger

Head of Department: Javier Fernandez Contreras

Assistant: Valentina de Luigi

CAO Assistance : Abeyi Endrias

Students in Interior Architecture : Annika Resin, Aurélie Chêne, Camille Némethy, Caroline Savary, Élise Chauvigné, Gaïane Legendre, Julie Reeb, Juliette Colomb, Karen Vidal, Krenare Krasniqi, Maria Clara Castioni, Melissa Ferrara

REFUGE TONNEAU 21. A TRIBUTE

Photo du projet h A (R) B (R) i t E r de HEPIA, LANDSCAPE DEPARTMENT
Annik Wetter

h A (R) B (R) i t E r

HEPIA, LANDSCAPE DEPARTMENT

An erected skittle, as a totem in the forest. It also serves as a foundation. At the top, a “precious object,” like a relic, sacralizes the intermediate and specific regeneration phase. A new life for a new inhabitant. This trunk, left in place by the forest wardens, links the earth and the sky. It is the leading network that receives, feeds, and redistributes the possibilities of life, the possibilities of living. The ground, the roots, the trunk, and finally, the branches are all places to live. A succession of networks. Living in a landscape: occupying a space for a defined period of time. Here, inhabiting becomes a life cycle: birth (construction), growth and development (evolution), disappearance, and regeneration—a realization of the students of the Bachelor’s degree in Landscape.

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Team 

Teacher: Christophe Ponceau

Assistant: Molly Fiero

The students:

Design: Estelle Aguado, Irina Benozene Ahmed, Amaury Carlier, Luna Florey, Valentine Fourchon, Nina Giorgi, Marie-Amélie Janin, Aloïs Jolliet, Adnan Kanj, Benoit Lagarde, Simon Loiseleur, Loïs Morel, Sindy Pisteur, Sébastien Rivas, Aurélien Sapin, Luna Valls-Haenni, Léa Tièche, Klara Zaugg

Montage: Marlène Argaud, Estelle Coulet, Valentine Fourchon, Audrey Houver, Marie Amélie Janin, Aloïs Jolliet, Valentin Lièvre, Chloé Perez, Nicolas Pineau-Triguel, Sindy Pisteur, Sébastien Rivas, Luna Valls-Haenni

Ceramics: CFP Arts Geneva, supervised by Charlotte Nordin/ Students: Maiwenn Cambi, Maria Ecaterina Cebotar, Esteban Chanez, Alexander Cipriano, Bahia Frily, Vatsala Haering, Adiela Kiwirra, Anja Ripoll.

h A (R) B (R) i t E r

Photo du projet GROUND WORK de ANNEXE (CHIAVI, FUGLISTER, PERKINS & UZOR)
Annik Wetter

GROUND WORK

ANNEXE (CHIAVI, FUGLISTER, PERKINS & UZOR)

The pavilion of the architect Berta Rahm, built for the 1958 SAFFA exhibition, was rediscovered in spring 2020 after a long period of “oblivion”. A rescue campaign has been launched, as it is one of the few remaining pieces from the SAFFA 58 exhibition and from the body of work of one of Switzerland’s first female architects. An association was founded under the name of ProSaffa58-Pavilion with the aim of saving and rebuilding the structure permanently in Zurich. The ANNEX project, which is part of OPEN HOUSE, is conceived as a ” coulisse ” in parallel to the overall Pro-Saffa58-Pavillon project. Its construction in two stages will allow for numerous social and cultural exchanges. Once the floor is built, it will receive further additions in September 2021 and will remain until the end of summer 2022

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ANNEX is curated by Elena Chiavi, Kathrin Fülgister, Amy Perkins and Myriam Uzor in collaboration with the association ProSAFFA58-Pavillon.

Workshop participants: Josephine Eigner, Lea Götschi, Jasper Blind, Nora Zeller, Nicolas Wittig, Julia Tanner, Alexander Schmid, Martin Riewer, Nikola Nikolic, Claire Logoz, Axelle Stiefel, Sara . Stefan Breit, Corinne Spielmann, Jens Knöpfel, Ella Eßlinger, Leslie Majer, Crisost Koch, Jeremy Waterfield, Sofia Gloor, Juliette Martin, Shen He, Blanka Major, Friederike Merkel, Simona Mele, Martina Hügli, Sophia Garner, Linda Sjøqvist, Olga Cobuscean, Emanuel Pulfer, Luisa Overath, Severin Jann and Maarten van de Laar

GROUND WORK

Photo du projet Shelter Projects / Humanitarian shelters: supporting self-help with limited resources de Sheltreprojects.org
Annik Wetter

Shelter Projects / Humanitarian shelters: supporting self-help with limited resources

Sheltreprojects.org

After a conflict or disaster, people want to create their own shelter and recover. This is only possible when they have access to land. The area outlined in this exhibition is more than most families displaced by conflict or natural disaster can afford to live on.
In 2019, the equivalent of about 20 times the population of Switzerland was affected by conflict and disaster. Of these, 40 million people needed shelter. Although humanitarian agencies and governments are helping many people, the first step is to define a space for them to build a shelter and start rebuilding their lives.

Shelter Projects / Humanitarian shelters: supporting self-help with limited resources

Photo du projet Refugee Housing Unit (RHU) de UNHCR
Annik Wetter

Refugee Housing Unit (RHU)

UNHCR

The Refugee Housing Unit (RHU) is an innovative housing solution developed through a collaboration between Better Shelter and UNHCR, with the support of the IKEA Foundation. The partnership was created to create a safe and dignified shelter for refugee and displaced populations. The RHU was developed after various tests in the laboratory and on the ground, in different climatic conditions, and after consultations with universities and refugee communities. Since then, more than 60,000 units have been deployed in more than 50 UNHCR centers worldwide. Feedback from the people affected has been highly positive, highlighting the role of the RHU in improving their lives.

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Installed by Anja Pirjevec and Ammar Al Mahdawi, with their team

Refugee Housing Unit (RHU)

Session II

FLEXIBILITY

MOVING
THE HABITAT

23 September — 3 October 2021

With Angela Luna, Ecocapsule, N55, Z-Triton and Mika Taanila

Lectures by Michel Agier, Fiona Meadows, Saskia Cousin, Carla Juaçaba, Aigars Lauzis, Les Garages

THE ECOCAPSULE LOCATED AT THE BAINS DES PAQUIS STAYS VISIBLE UNTIL APRIL 24, 2022

Bains des Pâquis and
Maison de l’Architecture, Geneva
Photo du projet  de Soňa Pohlová et Tomáš Žáček (Nice & Wise Studio)

Soňa Pohlová et Tomáš Žáček (Nice & Wise Studio)

The Ecocapsule is a creation of Nice & Wise, an architectural and design studio based in Bratislava. Its eggshell design and the various integrated functionalities make it a self-sufficient tiny house. It offers the comfort of a hotel room for two people without the constraints of construction, and its relatively lightweight of 2 tonnes allows it to be transported anywhere.

Book your night in the Ecocapsule

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Book your unique experience, 1 night in the Ecocapsule alone on the Bains des Paquis jetty, facing the Jet d’Eau, Geneva’s famous water fountain. The capsule is heated, has a bed for 2, a shower, toilet, small kitchen and working table

Original Swiss service can be ordered extra: fondue in the evening, breakfast with birchermüessli, sauna and massage

For 1-2 persons

Available for booking from September 20, 2021 to April 24, 2022

Online booking service will operate only from September 20th onwards

Infos and booking

arthabitatcontemporain@gmail.com

Photo du projet Z-Triton de Aigars LAUZIS (Studio ZELTINI)

Z-Triton

Aigars LAUZIS (Studio ZELTINI)

Zeltini is a design studio based in Smiltene in northern Latvia. Aigars LAUZIS founded it in 2018.
The Z-triton is conceived as a multi-purpose means of transport that combines a spare shelter, adapts to land travel, and has an amphibious option to navigate inland waters.
One of Zeltini’s objectives is to provide a practical, fun tool, and above all, one that minimises the environmental impact it may cause.
Their designs are ethical, innovative, and creative.
The Z-Triton is an amphibious vehicle combining a boat equipped with a motorised propeller and an electric bicycle. The interior space is designed for two people and, thanks to its modular equipment, allows for sleeping, eating, or sheltering in case of bad weather. The roof is equipped with solar panels to power the electrical system and a compartment for growing plants.        

Z-Triton

Photo du projet The trench de Angela Luna

The trench

Angela Luna

This jacket was created in 2016 by Angela Luna after she became aware of the extent of the social and humanitarian crisis.
She realised that donated clothing does not always correspond to local needs.
She proposes a thoughtful design for a humanitarian application to clothing with her creations, whose form follows function. The trench coats are one size fits all, contain pockets for storage, are waterproof and insulating, and can be converted into a tent for mobile living.
Through this hacking of the fashion industry, ADIFF is redistributing a trench coat/tent to a homeless person for every purchase on their website in a one-buy-one-give system. This initiative has already resulted in over a thousand tents and nearly $80,000 to its employees.

The trench

Photo du projet Snail Shell System  de N55 (Ion Sørvin)
N55

Snail Shell System

N55 (Ion Sørvin)

The N55 group, co-founded in 1996 by Ion Sørvin and Ingvil Aarbakke, comprises several artists and designers. 
The Snail Shell System, a temporary and modular mobile habitat, is developed with a focus on adaptation; it can be used as an emergency shelter, as a raft, or even as a stock of commodities.
The idea behind the Snail Shell System is based on the hypothetical, on the possibilities that this habitat can offer both in its function and mobility. 
Indeed, the capsule can be moved on land as well as on sea; a paddle is provided for navigation. 
The unit is modular to adapt to various situations.

Snail Shell System

Photo du projet Futuro - A New Stance for Tomorrow, 1998 de Mika Taanila & Marko Home
Mika Taanila

Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow, 1998

Mika Taanila & Marko Home

The idea of making a documentary about the Futuro was born in 1995 when Marko Home was doing photographic research to illustrate the cover of The Cybermen’s album Needle’s eye. He came across a collection of documents related to this strange habitat and produced a video clip for one of the songs. Following this production, he turns to Mika Taanila. Together they embarked on a two-year exploration to document the creation, life, and death of the Futuro.
This futuristic-looking dwelling was created in the late 1960s by the Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. It is originally a mountain shelter, a refuge for skiers. It is a symbol of the heyday of the Trente Glorieuses, a capitalist idyll where well-being rhymes with production and consumption.
The documentary brings together a unique set of archives provided by Matti Suuronen and the Finnish Architecture Museum.

Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow, 1998

Experience the écocapsule

September 24, 2021
— April 22, 2022

This original accommodation can be yours for one night. A unique opportunity to sleep on the Bains des Paquis jetty, facing Geneva and its famous water fountain, the Jet d’Eau.

Session III

UTOPIA

Dreaming
the habitat

January 2022

With (to be confirmed) M.Cattelan/Ph.Parreno, K.Isaacs

Salon artgeneve, Palexpo, Geneva

Session IV

Experience

Living
the habitat

14 May — 21 August 2022

With (to be confirmed) A.Shirley-Smith, A. Kressig, A.Kundoo, A.Zittel, A.Luna, A.Van Lieshout, Bettershelter, C.Juaçaba, Cattelan/Parreno, D. Fuiza Faustino, Ecocapsule, E. Böhtlingk, EPFL Alice, F.Marti, F.Meadows, Freeform, F.Escobedo, Gramazio/Kohler, G.Quinn, Head, Hepia, J.Prouvé, J. Allet, J.Armleder, K.Isaacs, K.Kuma, K.Seiler, Lang/Baumann, M.Suuronen, MU.Jäger, N55, Annexe, Rahbaran Hürzeler Architects, RELAX, Shelterprojects, U.Szeemann, Van Bo Le Mentzel, the ICRC

Genthod / Geneva

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