12 SEASONS PARK
AVANT PARK at Porte de la Chapelle
AS Living tracks lab
BY Collectif Chapelle Charbon
ONLINE : http://www.chapellecharbon.net
With V+ (architect)
Client : City of Mouscron
25-27 Boulevard du Midi,
Ph : +32 2 513 36 86
8 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
Ph : +33 981 32 05 02
territorial and prospective study about futur developments
along the Canal des Deux mers ( 450 km from Bordeaux to Sete)
PROSPECTIVE LANDSCAPE STUDY 2016-2017
From shore to inland : A vision for Saint Brieuc
Landscape strategy + Action plan.
by Taktyk ( landscape architects) , Soberco ( ecology) , Alphaville ( programs)
client : French Ministery of Ecology
VIZUALISE OUR EUROMETROPOLIS 2013
Prospective study for a Cross Border territory ( Lille / Kortrijk / Tournai)
by Taktyk ( landscape architects) , Hinterland ( urbanists), bien à vous ( web designer)
Client : Eurometropole, Communauté Urbaine de Lille
Dr Thierry Kandjee will intend as panel member the PracticeResearch Symposium in Barcelona. More info here.
Playful Tactics (Phd)
Dr Penfornis explored the notion of play in his practice of landscape architect. The research revealed new modes of engagements (gardens), and artefacts (collages, models, drawings). The findings contribute to provide insight on making visible a significant part of the tacit knowledge in the field of landscape architecture.
Playful Tactics introduces a dialogue between Claude Lévi-Strauss’s definition of bricolage (1962) and my own practice. A large part of this catalogue proposes to make visible both this dialogue and the new opportunities arising from it.
My research is in line with this theoretical framework, but stands alone by interrogating the metaphor of the bricoleur in the practice of landscape architecture. Bricolages and collages are playful operative modes, tactics I have observed and tested in various contexts. This approach allowed me to understand my practice in a new way, seeing it as a Hortus Ludi (garden-as-laboratory and playful place), while at the same time adding a new meaning to the name of the agency
The material in the catalogue repositions the garden typology at the heart of my practice. The garden is viewed as a favourable environment to explore playful and creative modes of engagement within my pratice. As a conclusion, the making of a physical garden explored collectively the principle of serendipity and the notion of play, in a new context, and opened up my reflection to new perspectives. Play constitutes a form of resistance to external forces, and refers to a principle of protection that is implicitly or tacitly established either within the agency, or by/for myself. Play refers to a complex system, to tactics that are capable of generating self-regulating dynamics within the creative process.
is a platform for reflection and action on Brussels' public spaces through the means of studies, projects, design studio, masterclass and events
Skeleton for robust landscape (Phd)
How can we create robust landscapes?
In order to answer this question, pruning the rose became one model for action, using cultivation as a ‘regime of care’. The rose itself as a living structure that man can shape has implied a tacit understanding of the key term ‘skeleton’, which has been expanded upon during the course of the PhD.
The successive definitions of the ‘skeleton’ have been refined throughout the research process in an iterative manner, defining four modes of practice: the modes of designing Armature, Ecology, Score and Platform.
The exploration of each mode of practice of designing robust landscapes, using a shifting understanding of the term ‘skeleton’ as an investigative tool, is the central argument of the research.
To know more : skeleton_for_robust_landscapes_phd_kandjee.pdf
Taktyk + Alive Architecture
with : (see movie for credits)
In the light of contemporary strategies of fears, how can we still defend the landscape as project of/for hospitality? In Brussels, at the interface of the municipalities of Molenbeek, Jette, Laeken that suffers from high unemployment rates, and the private and exclusive development of Thurn & Taxis we consider the site of the project as a spatial, social and economic border condition that was to be challenged through a design biennale entitled Parckfarm.
The recognition of the «as found» qualities on the former railway valley informed our proposition. We discovered an impressive network of local actors that turned the edges of this wasteland into collective gardens, animal farms and a pigeon shelter. Our proposition aimed to support these existing informal practices.
By promoting curation a new model of public space that combines the characteristics of a park and local micro farming was tested .The involvement of designers generated an esthetically beautiful public realm, the participation of the many local actors through co-production and care generated its activation.
The success of this biennale as a test comes partly from its public recognition, but before all from the empowerment of the locals to co-produce the Parckfarm. Between top down and bottom up initiatives the project Parckfarm defends an inclusive approach of city making, by promoting social and ecological interactions in Brussels.