SCENES

21.02.2020

Large Kiosk, Geneva

One of the most prestigious architectural magazines in the world, El Croquis almost never publishes nocturnal photographs of buildings. In conversation with Richard Levene, the magazine’s co-founder, Javier F. Contreras and Sven Högger address El Croquis’ evolution while examining its obliteration of night in architecture.

17.02.2020

HEAD – Genève

This virtual issue of El Croquis magazine combines archive documentation with night photography of contemporary buildings in Geneva, under the direction of Richard Levene, co-founder of the magazine, in collaboration with students from HEAD – Genève.

29.05.2019

f'ar Lausanne

Restaurants and bars are defining meeting places of nightlife, featuring scenes of complex human rituals skilfully constructed through interior architecture. Researcher Julien Zanetta explains banquet rituals and associated human behaviours throughout history – the starting point for a special evening of sharing food served on a long banquet table crafted for the occasion.

18.05.2019

f’ar Lausanne

The lighting aspect of the city is perceived as a parallel time-space to be experienced through lit and unlit territories. How has artificial light affected nightlife? What influences does light have on safety and night-time activities? This event addresses those questions through a presentation by Isabelle Corten, lighting designer and expert, and a nocturnal walk led by the Stalker Collective/Osservatorio Nomade, through the city of Lausanne.

24.05.2019

f'ar Lausanne

A performative lecture by Daniel Zamarbide on the importance of peripheral night practices in design history.

24.05.2019

f'ar Lausanne

The Club is both the epitome of nocturnal public agora and a laboratory for technological and multimedia experimentation. In a one-night club where visitors are encouraged to explore and use the space, architects Pol Esteve and Octave Perrault reflect upon nightclubs as architectural types and upon the ‘Cruising Pavilion’ at the 2020 Venice Biennale.

12.05.2019

f’ar Lausanne

What makes the cinema an extraordinary place is its capacity to isolate the audience from night or day, creating a space of endless temporality. Within an immersive set design featuring cinematic boxes, director Matthieu Bareyre presented his film L’époque and discussed with Youri Kravtchenko the entanglements between night, space, and architecture.

09.05.2019

f’ar Lausanne

The Corner Shop may arguably be the ultimate night-time institution. Often open when other shops are closed, its cheap disruption of the circadian rhythm is explored here by offering spatial immersion into a reconstructed replica, where sociologist Sukhdev Sandhu and artist Martin Kohout discuss their latest vision of nocturnal working conditions.

02.11.2018

- 04.11.2018

Designers' Saturday Langenthal

Looslab explores the role of night culture in the construction of contemporary interior spaces and their associated media. The project is an illusion: originally modelled after Adolf Loos’ American Bar, it seeks to reflect upon the re-samplings and manipulations of the original scheme by modifying the articulation between image, space, and materiality.