This year, Studio 3 revisits iconic and famous pieces of architecture and art. The studio’s working process of research and exploration is aimed towards the creation of a design language that is able to contribute alternative and more potent ways to engage with the works at hand. This creation of multiple understandings is achieved by means of the narrative of the architectural program and takes into account new contextual readings of the works. By staging the works differently and questioning known conventions, different methods of engagement are encouraged.
s1: Restoring the House within the Greenhouse.
Jean Prouve’s Tropical House was designed as a series of components that was meant for the demands of the climate in West Africa, where his proposal was to be sited. The studio project that revolves around assembling and inhabiting these components in London forces a rethink of the notion of enclosure. The architecture envelope of the Greenhouse as a stage, a disaster relief shelter, a conservation studio, a park, a library or a farm, to name a few, is designed to resist, transform or record the specific narratives.