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detritus.
detritus.

is born (and stuck) in 1994, Arch. Dipl. EPFL (2021).

Navigates between art, architecture, illustration, furniture and web design. Tries to be imaginative no matter the field.

Develops "Moratorium." as a personal approach since 2017, researching ways to conceive an architecture that solely develops within existing buildings.

Hands-on, always happy to leave the screen and hop into modification work.

Collects swatches and dvds, amongst other objects considered as obsolete today.

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is born in 1995, Arch. Dipl. EPFL (2021).

Deeply invested in the social and theoretical aspects of architecture, always trying to materialize theories into meticulous models and drawings to bridge the gap between physical and mental production.

Especially interested in the way space constructs gender and identities.

Fascinated by Swiss post-modern design and mineral patterns.
Collector of shiny raincoats and other weird things like PEZ distributors and Harry Potter Legos.

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Is educated in architecture, but active in all creative fields.
Uses what's already there, before adding what's needed.
Believes in powerful, yet modest gestures.
Prefers to modify, rather than to create.
Researches architecture's constructions.
Deconstructs norms and behaviors.
Narrates unforeseen stories.
Avoids aseptic genericity.
Interprets pop culture.
Works seriously with fun, and is funnily serious.
Prefers to imaginatively fail, rather than to boringly succeed.
Has an e-mail adress:
d@etrit.us
Is on instagram:
d.e.t.r.i.t.u.s
Is also a design gallery:
www.detritus.ch
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Moratorium.
01/2021
Lausanne, CH
Bastian Marzoli
Complete thesis.
DATE
01/2021
LOCATION
Lausanne, CH
COLLABORATORS
Bastian Marzoli
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Complete thesis.
ABOUT

Architecture, of any kind, always shares a constant: it responds to growth.

A growth, in population, in production (and therefore consumption), in the economy, in culture, in faith and wealth, et cetera. Inevitably, architecture is the result of the need to house more interactions between an ever- growing number of human beings

In a time when we slowly realize that exponential growth can only lead to a global disaster, what should architecture become? Is there still sense in it, knowing that it becomes morally reprehensible to design new buildings?

Once the starting ground for architecture is the remnant of metropolises whose buildings will finally be recognized as obsolete, a whole new scope of possibilities opens. The ruins of current buildings will be the environment in which a new kind of architecture can develop, investigating the potential of the spaces resulting from the decay of those concrete behemots.

Those are the ideas that are explored through this thesis, by envisioning a dystopia that could soon become a reality: that of a city in which one cannot build anymore, which would be the field of experimentation for an architecture of the moratorium.

This architecture develops within micro-density, a condition that appears when uncommon spatial devices are regulating close interactions between individuals.

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Architecture, of any kind, always shares a constant: it responds to growth.

A growth, in population, in production (and therefore consumption), in the economy, in culture, in faith and wealth, et cetera. Inevitably, architecture is the result of the need to house more interactions between an ever- growing number of human beings

In a time when we slowly realize that exponential growth can only lead to a global disaster, what should architecture become? Is there still sense in it, knowing that it becomes morally reprehensible to design new buildings?

Once the starting ground for architecture is the remnant of metropolises whose buildings will finally be recognized as obsolete, a whole new scope of possibilities opens. The ruins of current buildings will be the environment in which a new kind of architecture can develop, investigating the potential of the spaces resulting from the decay of those concrete behemots.

Those are the ideas that are explored through this thesis, by envisioning a dystopia that could soon become a reality: that of a city in which one cannot build anymore, which would be the field of experimentation for an architecture of the moratorium.

This architecture develops within micro-density, a condition that appears when uncommon spatial devices are regulating close interactions between individuals.

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007
name
Moratorium.
date
11.1.21
location
Lausanne, CH
link
Complete thesis.
collaborators
Bastian Marzoli
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In a time when we know that exponential growth can only lead to a global disaster, what should architecture become?

How can architects cope with a profession that, by serving the population, is at the core of one of the most waste-producing and polluting industries, thus hurting the population?

detritus. is a multiple practice which – through texts, drawings, models, installations,performances, competitions, objects, education & more – playfully navigates this challenging context while seriously investigating the following themes:

moratorium. the only sustainable architecture is the one that solely reuses thepre-existing urban fabric - both physical and social. To be truly resilient, the city of tomorrow must develop within the buildings of yesterday.



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13.3.23
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detritus. is excited to be 1 of 5 finalists for the 2024 Swiss Art Awards, in the architecture category.

31.1.23
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detritus. is happy to design the exhibition "DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE TO TALK ABOUT SCIENCE?"

17.10.22
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detritus. was happy to be invited as guests for Alice's "Measures" review,

20.10.22
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detritus. is exhibiting its installation "THANKSSS" in the Vitrines du Petit-Saint-Jean in Lausanne. Open 24/7 until January 2023,

15.10.22
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"Catalogue non exhaustif d'altérations performatives" is featured in the "Des corps dans la ville : architectures, féminismes et espaces construits" exhibition at the Maison de l'architecture in Paris.

20.9.22
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The semester has started for SUPERSTUDIO LATENT FUTURES, in which detritus. is grateful to participate as studio leaders.

31.8.22
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detritus. is happy to take part in "Planète Limite, l'urbanisme de la quinzaine avec les acteurs de demain". Join us for a movie night, September 30th at 8.00 pm!

22.6.22
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Bastian Marzoli was a finalist for the artistic intervention on the future ACPC campus in Villaz-St-Pierre, with the project "ONE MUST ADAPT ONESELF AT THE TOOLS AT HAND".

30.5.22
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Claire Logoz was invited to present her research at the symposium "Lecture queer/féministe de l'espace" that took place at the University of Chicago Center in Paris.

20.5.22
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Claire Logoz took part to the "Musterhaus" table ronde on the limits between public and private space at Le Cabanon with Céline Masson, Julie Lang and Alexandra Ecclesia.

21.7.22
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detritus. was awarded the fifth prize for its entry to the EMS Boissonnet competition.

30.5.22
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detritus. was happy to be included in apropå X HEAD MAIA exhibition "RE-PENSER".

2.10.21
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Distinction
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The Mita Krafft-Gloria prize was awarded to Claire Logoz.

21.3.22
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Education
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detritus. was happy to take part in ALICE's "Rooms" review.

31.3.22
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detritus. will design and build an on-site intervention for Artichoke Festival, together with Simon Deppierraz and Hugo Pachoud.

3.3.21
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Exhibition
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"Mambo Minigolf" was selected as 1 of 11 projects to be exhibited during the group show and urban exploration.

1.2.21
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Competition
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"Bref Alignement" was awarded the first prize in the "Frontières et Eau" competition.

7.7.21
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Competition
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"Escamotages" was awarded a mention in the Project Room Competition.

2.10.21
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Distinction
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The Orlando Lauti Prize was awarded to Claire Logoz.

2.10.21
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"Moratorium." was awarded one of 4 Prix SIA Vaud 2021.

press
1.10.22
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Tracés
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"(...)ar­tistes et ar­chi­tectes en bi­vouac"
4.11.21
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Le Temps
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"Une architecte de l'EPFL défie les stéréotypes de genre dans la construction"
1.5.21
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La Liberté
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"Mener les bateaux"
2.5.21
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France 3
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"270 bateaux marquent sur le Léman la frontière..."
11.3.21
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RTS, Forum des Idées
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"Des bateaux sur la frontière lémanique"
2.5.21
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RTS / Le 19:30
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"Plus de 280 bateaux pour dessiner la frontière franco-suisse"
30.10.21
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Le Nouvelliste
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"Habitat: déconstruire l'hétéronormativité"
14.6.21
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RTS, Vertigo
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"Bivouac exploratoire"
2.5.21
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24 Heures
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"Avis de vent fort et brassée d’ondes positives sur le Léman"
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