Workshop - El Croquis Night
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Workshop - El Croquis Night
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Workshop - El Croquis Night
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Workshop - El Croquis Night
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Workshop - El Croquis Night
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Workshop - El Croquis Night
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Workshop - El Croquis Night
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Bombar by NOMOS
© Astrid Mayer, Charlotte Roux
Les Couleurs du Monde by Lacroix Chessex
© Sonia Vetsch, Timéa Schmidt
Les Couleurs du Monde by Lacroix Chessex
© Sonia Vetsch, Timéa Schmidt
Collège de Budé by Guenin Hüni
© Leelou Mathey-Doret, Lynn Fejer
Ecole des Vergers by Sylla Widmann
© Maud Pomorski, Mélina Laville, Mélissa Ferrara
Ecole des Vergers by Sylla Widmann
© Maud Pomorski, Mélina Laville, Mélissa Ferrara

Workshop - El Croquis Night

February 2020

Workshop tutor: Richard Levene, co-founder El Croquis
Concept: Javier F. Contreras
Assistant: Sven Högger
 

El Croquis is one of the most prestigious architectural magazines in the world. Founded in 1982, it publishes six bilingual issues in Spanish and English every year. The leading international architects choose it as their showcase. The volumes dedicated to established Pritzker Prize names like OMA Rem Koolhaas, Kazuyo Sejima, Herzog & de Meuron, Alvaro Siza or Rafael Moneo, are considered their respective oeuvre complète.

The magazine almost never publishes nocturnal photographs of buildings, the same goes for other important architecture magazines. This workshop builds on the idea that the night is a forgotten paradigm in the construction of the modern and contemporary architecture discourse. In order to begin to fill this gap, we develop an El Croquis Night based on the photographic and editorial language provided by the magazine.

The combination of photographic portrayal, selection of plans and texts as well as editorial of the collected material in a printed issue allows a deep understanding of the selected projects.

Students of HEAD-Genève’s various departments contributed to the workshop.

 

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