detritus.

is born (and stuck) in 1994, MSc Arch. 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, MSc Arch. 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.
Works seriously with fun and is funnily serious.
Prefers to imaginatively fail rather than to boringly succeed.
Knows a little and always tries to learn a little more.
Has an e-mail adress:
info@detritus.ch
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.

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 eld 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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