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La Fabrique by Bureau A

  • Posted by SHFT on September 17, 2013 in Architecture
  • This small pavilion clad entirely in recycled windows was inspired by an unlikely source: silent film. For the project, called La Fabrique, Geneva architects Bureau A drew inspiration from the 1920 Buster Keaton short "One Week," in which a newly married couple attempt to quickly build a small house from a kit of disorganized parts. Contructed in only a couple days using windows from demolition sites, the garden hut project attempts to balance "seriousness with lightness," a hallmark of Keaton's work. 

    "The lightness comes from the direct relation between thinking and doing," say Bureau A co-founders Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide. "The seriousness relates to the difficulty of producing self-built and affordable space in the western world's cities and the sadness of the loss of spontaneity in architectural processes."

    (via Design Boom)

    Photos: David Gagnebin-de Bons


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