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12 Offices that Use Collage to Create Architectural Atmospheres

12 Offices that Use Collage to Create Architectural Atmospheres

“An image is a sight which has been recreated or reproduced. It is an appearance, or a set of appearances, which has been detached from the place and time in which it first made its appearance and preserved – for a few moments or a few centuries. Every image embodies a way of seeing.” - John Berger / 1972 / Ways of seeing

Digital tools have given architecture the ability to manipulate information, allowing architects to interact with existing information and reshape it in a different way according to the author’s ideals or thoughts about architecture.

Representation becomes a project itself; it is a graphic manifesto of what the author wants to deliver, a critical vision of a design intervention in a particular context.

In this path, collage has become an active tool to facilitate the reproduction of multi-layered atmospheres made by the curated assemblage of different forms to create a complex stage for an architectural idea.

A collage engages all senses to define the experience of a space. The symbolic and tactical associations between fragments of images provide a way to understand all the stories behind a space, transgressing the limits of perception to reach an intuitive process that exhibits the atmosphere of a project. 

Here we introduce 12 architecture offices that describe atmospheres by using complex collage compositions to express social, cultural and political environments for their designs.

Fala Atelier

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Project: Architectural Follie. Image Courtesy of Fala Atelier Project: Visitor Center for theme park. Image Courtesy of Fala Atelier Project: Primary School. Image Courtesy of Fala Atelier Project: Parnu Art Gallery. Image Courtesy of Fala Atelier +49

KWY

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Project: Allmendetore. Image Courtesy of KWY Project: Marfa Silhouettes. Image Courtesy of KWY Project: Osumi Panoramas. Image Courtesy of KWY Project: Osumi Panoramas. Image Courtesy of KWY +49

Something Fantastic

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Project: ICCC - International Center for Contemporary Culture Berlin. Image Courtesy of Something Fantastic Project: Grenhousing PTII. Image Courtesy of Something Fantastic Project: urban agenda for the City of Gooik. Image Courtesy of Something Fantastic Project: Research-to-Design on Communal Housing in Flanders. Image Courtesy of Something Fantastic +49

Caruso St John Architects

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Project: Lycée Hotelier de Lille. Image Courtesy of Caruso St John Architects Project: Lycée Hotelier de Lille. Image Courtesy of Caruso St John Architects Project: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Image Courtesy of Caruso St John Architects Project: Lycée Hotelier de Lille. Image Courtesy of Caruso St John Architects +49

Viar Estudio

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Project: Mosque in Iceland. Image Courtesy of Viar Estudio Arquitectura Project: Guggenheim Helsinki. Image Courtesy of Viar Estudio Arquitectura Project: Sola Town Hall. Image Courtesy of Viar Estudio Arquitectura Project: Spa Canary Island. Image Courtesy of Viar Estudio Arquitectura +49

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

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Project: Border Garden. Image Courtesy of OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen Project: Extension of the Kunstmuseum. Image Courtesy of OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen Project: DARS. Image Courtesy of OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen Project: Community centre in Tirua. Image Courtesy of OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen +49

51N4E

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Project: New NCCA. Image Courtesy of 51n4e Project: Skanderbeg square. Image Courtesy of 51n4e Project: The Good Life. Image Courtesy of 51n4e Project: Vigorelli. Image Courtesy of 51n4e +49

OMMX

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Project: Oakley Street. Image Courtesy of O M M X Project: A Marked City. Image Courtesy of O M M X Project: Garden Wall Housing . Image Courtesy of O M M X Project: proposal for British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2016. Image Courtesy of O M M X + James Taylor-Foster +49

DRDH Architects

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Project: Beacon Hill Baptist Church. Image via DRDH Architects Project: KVOSIN Hotel. Image via DRDH Architects Project: Beacon Hill Baptist Church. Image via DRDH Architects Project: Villa 69. Image via DRDH Architects +49

Hugh Strange architects

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Project:   Arts Council competition entry to re-house the artwork "Seizure" by Roger Hiorns. Image Courtesy of Hugh Strange architects Project: Proposal for a secular burial place. Image Courtesy of Hugh Strange architects Project: Proposal for temporary Yeats memorial. Image Courtesy of Hugh Strange architects Project: Proposal for the extension of the city centre of Mikkeli. Image Courtesy of Hugh Strange architects +49

Bc Architects

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Project: DE WIJNPERS. Image Courtesy of Bc Architects Project: AACCSA. Image Courtesy of Bc Architects Project: De Bonte Was. Image Courtesy of Bc Architects Project: BAMYAN. Image Courtesy of Bc Architects +49

Estudio Altiplano

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Project: Uniandinos. Image Courtesy of Estudio Altiplano Project: Villa de Leyva. Image Courtesy of Estudio Altiplano Project: Museo de la Memoria. Image Courtesy of Estudio Altiplano Project: Colegio La Pradera. Image Courtesy of Estudio Altiplano +49

Cite: Danae Santibañez. "12 Offices that Use Collage to Create Architectural Atmospheres " 04 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/784648/12-ways-of-representing-multi-layered-architectural-atmospheres/>
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Project: Architectural Follie. Image Courtesy of Fala Atelier

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