—A selection of spatial projects.
“The traditional urban elements of buildings, streets, and neighborhoods must be reassessed within the emerging human and non-human urban constituencies.”
Hyungmin Pai, Alejandro Zaera-Polo
Cloud HousingHousing the Human Festival, Radialsystem Berlin
An Augmented Reality (AR) experience that invites architects and the public to reflect on future modes of living and coexistence with the virtual.
Copenhagen Architecture Festival CAFxApp and video installation
“Technologies connected to the home and living are tackling a boggling range of perceived opportunities. Domestic spaces the world over, concentrated on the wealthiest among them, are replete with services masquerading as speakers or screens. We are obsessed by things, and especially those that have been designed. Cloud Housing, three interwoven prototypes under development by Lucia Tahan, is critically investigating this phenomenon by way of a room accessible through mixed reality.” —James-Taylor Foster
Interaction design for Some Place, La Biennale de VeneziaLiving with Water — Slovenian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale
Raising questions through participation and interaction design, Living with Water presents the public with opposing views on water management systems around the world and celebrates Slovenian architect Plecnik’s iconic design for a symbolic democratic space.
I worked on the interaction design concept while at Some Place studio in New York during January-February 2018.
Living with Water - Slovenian pavilion
16th International Architecture Exhibition - Venice Biennale 2018
Commissioner / Curator
Exhibitors / Participants
Ana Abram / Tim Daniel Battelino / Bradley Cantrell / Moa Carlsson / Matt Choot / Nina Granda / Matevž Granda / Ulrika Karlsson / David J Klein / Miloš Kosec / Maj Plemenitaš / Bika Rebek / Marta Vahtar
Ajda Bračič / Lucia Tahan / Andrej Stražišar / Emma Mendel
Commissioner’s assistant: Nikola Pongrac
Exhibition Design: Bika Rebek / Some Place
Graphic Design: Benja Pavlin / Matevž Granda
Website: Benja Pavlin
Produced by MAO, Museum of Architecture and Design
Financed by Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Culture
Ambassador & The official water of Slovenian pavilion: Costella d.o.o.
Supported by: Strle Svetila d.o.o.
Meraviglioso Urbano, MAXXI MuseumModel, two books, exhibition, symposium
Beyond dimension, Meraviglioso Urbano explores ambiguity and disembodiment through a series of abstract stages. Connected and immaterial, an archipelago of cultural commons grows.
Born out of the need to react to the troubled atmosphere suffocating Rome during the 70s, the Estate Romana took cultural initiatives out into the public space. Architecture’s contribution took shape in ephemeral projects, creating proper scenarios for both the events and everyday urban life. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Estate Romana five practices were invited to design five ephemeral installations at MAXXI that would act as temporary museums devoted to five areas of culture: film, music, literature, theatre and media.
The project has been realised in partnership with the Municipality of Rome, with the support of Future Architecture Platform and affiliation with the Seoul Biennale. In September the exhibition of the projects together with historical documentation regarding the Estate Romana and the Parco Centrale from the 1970s will be presented at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
More about the project
BNGRT (Florian Bengert) – FAKT (Sebastian Ernst, Sebastian Kern, Martin Tessarz, Jonas Tratz) – Lucia Tahan – Microcities / Socks Studio (Mariabruna Fabrizi, Fosco Lucarelli) – Studio NO (Magda Szwajcowska, Michał Majewski)
Imminent Commons: Cities Exhibition — Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Seoul, 2 Sep - 14 Nov 2017
The Theaters of Culture: Ephemeral Projects for the Eternal City — MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome, 14 Jul - 30 Jul 2017
Pool HouseResidential, built
Defined by a careful and tactile use of materials, Pool House (completed in 2017) is an ongoing townhouse project in Herrera del Duque, Spain. It references vernacular architecture but proposes a radical approach to materiality and use.
The house is structured around an indoor patio and pool, linked by a bridge to a library room. The carefully designed structural elements are exposed, highlighting the material differences between the pre-existing traditional earth walls on site and the new construction.
Project & Detailing: Lucia Tahan, Irene Iglesias, Andrea Lusquiños.
On-site management: Irene Iglesias, Andrea Lusquiños.
Return to Zion Series, La Biennale de VeneziaSumo Book
Return to Zion is a series of three projects critically exploring a fictional urban transformation of Israeli housing in the event of an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.
Part III: Talmud. Incremental housing for returned settlers. (2017)
Part II: Gefilte Fish. Infrastructure creation based on settlers’ tactics. (2017)
Part I: Sukkot. Affordable community driven housing. (2016)
Introduction: The urban fabric of Jerusalem. Mid-century social housing today. (2015)
Return to Zion has been prototyped in Japan and exhibited and discussed at international venues.
More information and venues
Becoming, Spanish Pavilion at La Biennale de Venezia, 25 May 2018 — Exhibition
Cuarto Magazine, Fall 2017 — Spin-off book
Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa - Distancia Critica, 26 Oct 2017 — Lecture and debate
COCA Congress in Architectural Communication, 17 May - 4 Jun 2017 — Exhibition and article publication
MAO Ljubljana, Future Architecture Conference, 2017 — Lecture
Future Architecture Platform, 2017 — Award
Simulated Experience, 2015 — Exhibition, Prototypes
A small warehouse in a garden in Herrera del Duque, Spain. It naively references vernacular architecture while layering abstract elements.
Lucia Tahan, Irene Iglesias, Andrea Lusquiños.
Abstract experiences of the Jerusalem territory in Fukuoka, Japan.
Curated by Koko Yamano
Also featuring work by Nicola Chemotti, Ottonie von Roeder
Lucia Tahan 2020
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