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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09/2021
Graz, Austria
Claire Logoz, Bastian Marzoli
Europan 16, 2nd assessment round .

In 2021, no project can be considered sustainable if it replaces pre-existing buildings, no matter how flawed the latest might be. Therefore, the project’s main gesture is on of preservation and modification, rather than demolition and reconstruction.

In most occidental countries, close to 80% of all produced waste comes from the building industry. It is time for a new paradigm, in which resources embedded in pre-existing buildings are considered with the same attention as those who might be spent on a new structure.

On top of being more sustainable, the reuse of pre-existing urban fabric can create a spatial complexity that has proven again and again, notably through historical city centers around the globe, to be at the origin of rich and appreciated public spaces.


Architects and urbanists must help the population recover from the toxic idea that “new is always better” and help trigger a change in the real estate market, pushing for reuse and improvement of pre-existing buildings and spaces.


The project considers the site as a context full of potential that can be reinvested, thanks to a series of unexpected modifications. Through the removal of a roof or the insulation of an old underpass, the project creates new relations and redefines the use of this eclectic agglomeration of typologies.

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