Ponto Atelier is a young office from Portugal with works varying in places, programs and scales. They are based in Madeira Island, in the Atlantic Ocean and they are about to become much more visible soon, with several ongoing projects to be completed and their participation at “Fertile Futures” Exhibition, the Official Portuguese Representation of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023, curated by Andreia Garcia. Şebnem Şoher talked to Ana Pedro Ferreira and Pedro Maria Ribeiro, founders of Ponto Atelier about their inspirations, being on an island and what it means to be sustainable today.
Intimate Experiences, Emotional Witnesses, and The Patchy Representations...
The story of the transformation of a factory building into the city's living room!
In 1931, the last International Colonial Exposition of the world was opened in Paris. It was one of a series of colonial expositions that were held in France in the 1920s and 1930s, as France sought to reassert its colonial presence in the wake of World War I.
The shrill echoes of Toni Morrison's "Whose house is this?" can be clearly heard, the moment she realizes that her entire universe has abruptly turned its face to the opposite wall, which is now her own house of fiction, her own house of memories, her own house of light and shadow has become the house of darkness, the house of dumbness and the house of suffocation.
After the meeting held as part of the Archi Design Timber Talks Series on November 1, 2021, at Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Architecture and Design, Kevin P. Flanagan, the guest of the event, answered the questions of Demet Sürücü and Melek Elif Somer about the role of wooden structures in the future of cities.
Işıl Kalpkırmaz Rızaoğlu wrote about Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22, where students came together to compete for a more livable future.
Gülşah Aykaç and H. Işıl Uysal in conversation with the members of the feminist collective FAAC on their approach to learning through sharing and collaboration methods in feminist spatial practices.
Invited by the Department of Interior Design at Istanbul Bilgi University, Prof. Graeme Brooker, Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, London was in Istanbul for workshop and public talk. Looking at Radical Heritages, the workshop focused on a Han in Eminönü, while the public talk at SALT Galata presented a broader overview and positioning for the future of interior design. Can Altay, Head of Interior Design at Istanbul Bilgi University, who hosted Brooker in Istanbul has interviewed him on how interior design, as a spatial discipline deals with the existing spaces, and its role in the future of the built environment (or the world as we know it).
Hulya Ertas in conversation with Cristi Borcan of studioBASAR on the potentials of urban commons and co-design processes with communities in the specific context of Bucharest.
Stavros Stavrides demonstrates how the emergent practices of commoning are responding to coronavirus pandemic with collectivity, cooperation and solidarity.
COVID-19 pandemic reminds us the need for a permanent urban planning approach for public health with a multi-disciplinary approach.
Bilgen Coşkun and Dilek Öztürk had an inclusive conversation with Stockholm based architect Rahel Belatchew about how architecture of today can be a powerful tool to unite the society through flexible design concepts and re-thinking sustainability with functionality which is beyond the material.
Sebnem Soher’s conversation with Diogo Dias Coutinho and Mariana Dias Coutinho of CLARA – Center for Rural Future focuses on the potentials of the Odemira region in welcoming creative and artistic practices to solve the issue of desertification of the area.
Sebnem Soher talked with Sebastiao de Botton from Colectivo Warehouse on co-creating, self-critique and the afterlife of spaces.
Şeyda Özcan and In-Between Design Platform talked with Linda Pettersson about enhancing people’s quality of life in their everyday life through biophilic design.