Taktyk

At the intersection of landscape, infrastructure & public spaces, Taktyk is a transnational practice that engages in city making through projects, research, consultancy, editing and curation

EDITION EXHIBITION

A GARDEN

In progress.

25-27 Boulevard du Midi,
1000 Brussels
Ph : +32 2 513 36 86

8 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
75010 PARIS
Ph : +33 981 32 05 02

office@taktyk.net

2 SEAS CANAL

On going territorial and prospective study about futur developments along thee Canal des Deux mers.

SAINT BRIEUC 2040

On going territorial and landscape study.
Redefining landscape issues for a futur urban large scale agglomeration

DESIGNING TRANSITIONAL URBANISM

Taktyk simultaneously wins the design of transitory processes for Railway-Park/sites in Paris and Brussels

team "Chapelle Charbon" Paris :
Project lead: Taktyk
activation : atelier Bivouac
architect : Anyoji Beltrando
engineering: Bollinger Grohmann /  Infra Services

team "Beekant West" Brussels :
Design team : Taktyk (lead), Alive Architecture, 51N4E
Experts: ABO, Tractebel, Idea Consult, Caroline Claus, LEA
 

 

CONFERENCES

6TH-7TH APRIL 2017

Dr Th Kandjee contributes to Impact by design , ARENA third annual conference, Brussels

This 2017 ARENA conference on ‘Impact by Designing’ at the Sint-Lucas Brussels Campus therefore aims to investigate ways in which research, education, industry/practice and society all impact upon each other

31 TH MARCH 2017

Invited speakers : Dr S Penfornis & Dr Th Kandjee presents "March Atlas" in the American University of Beirut

EXCHANGE OF KNOWLEDGE

23.03.2017
Taktyk BXL visit Catherine M.N Visser (DAF-architecten) + volunteers in Rotterdam
to discuss Essenburg park latest developments.

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_phd_penfornis.pdf

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.

 

 

Taktyk Paris proposes a versatile, ludic and pragmatic approach to deal with the complex challenges and issues at stake in the Métropole du Grand Paris (MGP).

Taktyk Brussels

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.

Proposition

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

PARCKFARM

Taktyk + Alive Architecture
with : (see movie for credits)

FROM THE LOGIC OF FEAR TO THE PROJECT OF HOSPITALITY

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.

PARCK + FARM = 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.

CURATING AS A FORM OF DESIGN PRACTICE

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.

FROM EPHEMERAL TO DURATIONAL

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.