suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
dimitrie STEFANESCU, patrick BEDARF, bogdan HAMBASAN: The project started out as an ambitious student-powered endeavor to design and fabricate at a 1:1 scale the flagship pavilion for the ZA11 Speaking Architecture event in Cluj, Romania. While at the same time integrating into its historically-charged context, the design boasts a strong representational power which was much needed in order to fulfill its main goal: attracting passers-by to the event. The object tries to make legible the new ontology which is slowly defined by computational architecture and is a showcase for the processes empowered by it. At the same time, the pavilion offers a sheltered space for the unfolding of different social events pertaining to the corresponding architecture festival.
sP: What or who influenced this project?:
DS: Honey and wine, Ferrari, Gucci.
PB: Tuica and Marina Melenti.
BH: Wind-load and rain – literally.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
DS: Clash of Kings & Storm Swords by RR Martin, We Have Never Been Modern by Bruno Latour, Mux Mool, Swod, Alva Noto.
PB: Artificial Love by Paul Shepheard, The Singularity is Near by Ramond Kurzweil, Alle Farben.
BH: Radioactive Cake, Coeur de Pirate, Pavarotti, Wall and Piece, and Banksy after having watched Exit Through the Gift Shop.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?:
PB: Michael Bittermann & Yiannis Chatzikonstantinou, ICD Stuttgart.
Workshop Team: Ciprian Colda, Anamaria Androne, Razvan Sencu, Madalin Gheorghe.
Assembly: Bogdan Badila, Vlad Pop, Georgiana Hlihor, Denisa Lula, Robert Veber, Zoltan Vaida, Imre Vekove, Ciprian Colda, Mihai Pascalau, Calin Negret, Bogdan Borbei, Iustin Nechiti, Dan Ioanici, Razvan Luca, Stefan Grosariu, Ioana Suceava, Alexandra Man, Andreea Darac, Irina Mates, Oana Bogatan, Andrei Varga, Radu Badila, Elza Sandor, Alex Greceniuc, Oana Matei, Alex Vladovici, Marcel Oprean, Ioan Pop, Vlad Rusu, Ioana Tomoioaga.