PechaKucha / Experiment&Excellence (vol.16)
July 23, at 12 PM, in CESIS ART FESTIVAL
NRJA: Excellence is created by experiment
the creative work done by architects is an experiment, so everything is order
with our creativeness. That could easily be an end to this story. Or it could be continues for a few hours.
Experiments at our field differ a lot and
this will be a try to group them.
EXPERIMENTS WITH FORM: Conceptual design for development of a new
business area in Riga Skanstes street was created out of a model built from
lego blocks. At the moment planning proposal is approved and the first building
already erected - building of the Nord bank.
Experiments with interrelation of new and
old. What to do with remains of old stone walls in the middle of nowhere? Order
them to work hard and bear all the new roof structure or treat them with
respect and perceive as a landmark.
House of Ruins - in this case we choose to
fortify the old structure and to build
the new one as completely transparent volume, this way linking and creating a
contrast between old and new at the same time.
Experiments with material and organic form. How glue changes between two planes if we try
to move them further from each other.
The same principle is used in this model as
connections of functions in atrium of the hotel. Zip Hotel in Riga - we won
that competition, as for now construction is put on hold.
Experiments with allowed / not allowed. this
is the building of a competition model for annex of Latvian National Art
Museum. Obviously we think that it’s stupid to hide all this new volume
Our proposal Restart intended to build a
strain of new galleries, incorporating them in the relief of adjacent park, as
well as creating new museum plaza and contemporary entrance to the galleries.
Museums have to change along with the people, otherwise they are meant for a
Experiments with a huge volumes. this time
it being the total area of 100 000 square meters of Z-Towers. Building of the model and
experiments with external illumination of the building.
Experiment is continued on site - this is
the view from the last night, as for now there are 4 underground levels and 5
levels above the ground, 28 levels to go.
Experiment with the scale of the city. This
is an arrangement of the highrise models at the left bank of Daugava river. We
participate. Z-Towers in the left corner.
Experiments with the Future. I build this
city for you - children were building the model of the Future City that was
planned around the core of vertical communications. Perception of the children
as what the city must contain differs slightly.
Flying city - continuation of an
experiment, created by children. Working model was 26m long , through two
Experiment - interrelation of architecture
and arts. Identification sign of each of 10 summer houses on the coast of
Baltic sea is artwork sketch of Latvian artist Ilmārs Blumbergs for Wagner
Experiment continues all night long. Architecture
disappears at the night time, only the big scale artwork stays illuminated in
the middle of nowhere.
Exper iment with the color. I was
accentuating some detail in facade of Court building in Riga project with a
luminiscent marker. It was perceived literary and we got a building with a
yellow glazing in the staircase.
Experiments with technologies. Just Green
project - office building in Ķīpsala. An attempt to create self sufficient and
sustainable building in the place where there is no any electrical and plumbing
Experiments with Client’s patience and
checking borders of his perception. Housing project B200. lot of versions.
Experiments with ourselves.If you can’t
solve a problem, it’s because you ‘re playing by the rules.