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Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.12 02:41 PM

Future School Manifesto
Architecture is Fundamentally Social
by Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

건축은 근본적으로 사회적인 것이다.
Architecture is fundamentally social.
건축은 우리 모두에 의한, 우리 모두를 위한 것이다. 건축은 우리의 존재 모든 순간에 우리의 삶을 형성한다.
Architecture is by us all, for us all. It shapes our lives at every step.
그러므로 건축은 보여 지는 것이 아닌 그 안의 내용이다.
Therefor Architecture is not appearance but content.
건축은 경제적이 아닌 인본주의적이다.
Architecture is not economic but humanistic.
건축은 건축물디자인이 아닌 사회디자인이다.
Architecture is not building design but social design.
건축은 하나의 대상이 아닌 모든 것의 관계이다.
Architecture is not object but relationship.
건축은 하나의 건축물로 시작되거나 끝나는 것이 아니다.
Architecture does not begin nor end with building.
건축은 기능하기 위하여 존재하는 것이 아닌 영향을 미치기 위하여 존재한다.
Architecture does not exist to function but to influence.
건축은 조직화하기 위하여 존재하는 것이 아닌 가능성을 보여주기 위하여 존재한다.
Architecture does not exist to organize but to provide opportunity.
건축은 무엇을 제공하기보다는 가능하도록 하기 위하여 존재한다.
Architecture does not exist to serve but to enable.
건축은 문화적 행위이며, 건축은 정치적 행위이다.
Architecture is a cultural act; Architecture is a political act.
건축이 문화적 행위이며 정치적 행위일 때 건축의 잠재력은 최대한 발휘된다.
It has to be seen as such to develop its full potential.
건축은 결과가 아닌 과정이다.
Architecture is process not result.
이 모든 것이 건축을 근본적으로 사회적인 것으로 만든다.
All this makes Architecture fundamentally social.

Ryul Song — 2021.5.12 02:42 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:57 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:57 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:57 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:58 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:58 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:58 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:58 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:58 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:59 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:59 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:59 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 01:00 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 01:00 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 01:00 PM

Future School Manifesto, Architecture is Fundamentally Social, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 01:00 PM

Naked Plan, Future School Space Design, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.12 03:00 PM

Naked Plan
Future School Space Design
by Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Drawings consume a large portion of our work as architects. They contain all our ideas, believes, and ethics, and their transformation into a possible reality. It simulates reality as much as a photo of a finished building simulates reality, but not through the eye and thereby the interpretation of another person but by the author itself. It contains an all-encompassing truth that again influences back on all other work we do from there on. Yet drawing is merely seen as a tool, not as an autonomous work within itself with its own right as architecture.
The Naked Plans series tries to counter this reduction, allowing a drawing to gain an equal weight as architecture next to the finished building, next to its communication through photography and text.
Naked Plan – Future School Space Design overlaps 94 A3 sheets of execution drawings for the Korean Pavilion. Stripped in Autocad of all information like image, non-drawn text and mtext, line weight, saturation and lightness, only the basic lines and the accumulation of lines in hatching remain. The plans are reduced to the pure aesthetics of a line drawing. Through the process of overlapping the remaining information is obscured even more and new forms of information emerge; relationships between scales, geometry, density, intensity, time and thought.
By eliminating the existing pavilion from the drawings, only remaining our interventions, all possible scenarios of the space usage become evident: architecture as process, architecture as time, architecture as relationships, architecture as being fundamentally social.
The transformation of our execution drawings into an autonomous state as an independent work of design is an attempt to question our thinking as architects and to reflect back on the essence of our intentions. Drawing in its essence is communication. It is the objectification of subjective thought in order to make it readable, understandable, reproducible and transformable into a physical state as a building. Therefor execution drawing is a universally understandable language with an alphabet, words, grammar, syntax and semantics.
Two lines drawn in a specific relationship to each other on a piece of paper or within a CAD program are readable as a wall. When we close our eyes we see it more clearly in front of us, what it could be, what it could do. At the same time we see in these two lines a lot of effort by the people that will get involved, endless paperwork, technical and logistical constraints, periods of boredom and periods of sleepless nights, anxiety. We have drawn these 2 lines hundreds of times before, yet they are never the same. They are hundreds of processes that are their own hundreds of thoughts that become the essence of our creative actions.
By changing the syntax of our execution drawings while remaining the alphabet, words, and grammar in place, we make these hundreds of processes and thoughts readable for ourselves. The Naked Plan is the re-subjectification of an objectified design by other means than the actual individual experience by the user of the building that resulted from it.

Ryul Song — 2021.5.12 03:16 PM
Ryul Song — 2021.5.19 04:28 AM

Naked Plan, Future School Space Design, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.12 03:17 PM

Naked Plan, Future School Space Design, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.19 04:42 AM

Naked Plan, Future School Space Design, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.12 03:18 PM

Future School Space Design, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.12 03:24 PM

Un-designing the Korean Pavilion
Future School Space Design
by Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

The development of design guidelines for the Future School within the Korean Pavilion in Venice through the translation of the iconic photograph by Manfred Schiedhelm of the Team 10 meeting in Bonnieux, France, in 1977. The visualization of the fundamental mechanisms of a social architecture, and therefore the constitution of architecture itself: relationship, process, mutual influence, interaction, social enabling. Addressing basic needs and functionality, good living and working environment, adaptable to any given space, adaptable to any scenario of use, plasticity: the user can influence the space, the space influences its use, enabling of continuous change. Minimization of the carbon footprint, minimization of transportation, recyclable, reusable, compostable, low cost, low tech, executable by anyone without special skills or tools. Design without design, the design as never finished, no definite result, nothing is fixed, nothing is un-fixed. The process of un-designing the Korean pavilion.

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 12:30 PM
Ryul Song — 2021.5.16 01:27 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:25 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:26 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:26 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:26 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:27 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:27 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.14 02:31 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:27 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:27 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:28 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:28 PM

Team 10 Translation_Future School Space Design_Ryul Song_Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:28 PM

Future School Space Design, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.19 12:54 PM

Future School Space Design, Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer

Ryul Song — 2021.5.19 12:55 PM

Future School Space Manual

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:49 PM

Future School Space Manual

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:50 PM

Future School Space Manual

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:50 PM

Future School Space Manual

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:50 PM

Future School Space Manual

Ryul Song — 2021.5.13 02:50 PM

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

The Korean Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2021

Photographed by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Photo by Ugo Carmeni

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago
Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago

Space Design: SUPA Architects Song Schweitzer / Ryul Song, Christian Schweitzer
Curation: Haewon Shin
Landscape Design: STUDIOS terra / Ahyeon Kim
Media Consultant: Hojun Song
Sound Consultant: Byungchul Park
Graphic Design: Chris Ro
Construction Supervision: Eunjeong Kim
Construction: Restauri Rio Marin Building Company / Piero Morello

Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago
Ryul Song — 4 weeks ago
Future School Space Design

Future School Space Design

Venice, Seoul, Installation, Generative Dialogue

The Korean pavilion becomes both reflection and manifesto

Overview

Following Franz Kafka’s aphorism ‘You are the task. No pupil far and wide,’ Ryul Song and Christian Schweitzer of SUPA Architects present a brief reflection on their spatial design for Future School at the Korean Pavilion and on architectural design in general.

Through drawings, collages and text they lay out their inspiration, their design strategy and their design methodology of reclaiming everyday life as the foundation of all design; conceptualising design as being fundamentally social. The exhibition will be accompanied by an animated version of their Naked Plan series simulating the usage of the Korean Pavilion as a manifesto for ‘design as process’ rather than result.

Exhibition program participants

Happening now

Workers blocking the street during a protest in Vicenza. May 2021

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — Yesterday

Maestranze dello Spettacolo Veneto during the protest at La Fenice Theatre. June 2021

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — Yesterday

Demonstration in front of La Fenice Theatre in Venice. June 2021

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — Yesterday

Venetian workers from art and cultural sector, protesting during lockdown. May 2020

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — Yesterday

AWI (Art Workers Italia) during the occupation of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. April 2021

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — Yesterday

Screenshot from the Dialogues #002 - Lunch at Korean Pavilion

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — Yesterday

New Project from Officina Marghera and Architetture Precarie

The Venetian Team — The Venetian Team: Lagoon Dialogues — Yesterday

Pandemic and Mechanical Surveillance_Alex Taek-Gwang Lee

Future School Staff — Futurology of Schools — Yesterday

Exhibition programs

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