MAX KAHLEN & CHRISTOPHER DYVIK
DYVIK KAHLEN ARCHITECTS, LONDON
Dyvik Kahlen Architects is a London based office established in 2010 by Christopher Dyvik and Max Kahlen operating across various scales and sectors in Europe, collaborating with clients ranging from public institutions and developers to artists, curators and private individuals. Underlying our work is a desire for objects and spaces that are comfortable and strangely familiar, as much as a fascination for rational and neutral form. Our aspiration is to create good spaces that improve the quality of life of those who inhabit them, be it through a piece of furniture, a building or an urban plan. Christopher and Max graduated from the Architectural Association and regularly contribute to the academic discourse as guest critic and lecturer for leading academic institutions in London and abroad. Max has been teaching at the Architectural Association from 2009 to 2015, running design units in the First Year, Diploma School and Media Studies.
Belgian architecture office GAFPA was established in 2008 by architects Floris De Bruyn, Philippe De Berlangeer and Frederick Verschueren, shortly after finishing their studies at Sint-Lucas in Ghent. The architectural firm from Ghent is known for its pragmatic approach. They dismantle an existing context and transform it into a new reality. This method of systematic deconstruction results invariably in new interpretations of architecture, a vocabulary all of their own. GAFPA intervenes on different levels, ranging from private houses to public buildings, from urban design operations to scenography. The multidisciplinary firm doesn’t limit itself to house-building projects, but also regularly competes in international contest commissions. They were featured in the Wallpaper 2016 architects directory. Floris De Bruyn teaches since 2008 at the Faculty of Architecture of the KULeuven in Ghent, where he currently leads the studio ‘Primary Structures’.
PIOVENEFABI is an office based in Milan, which works in national and international context in the fields of architecture, urban research and design. The office work has been exhibited in the following venues: Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa (2013 and 2016), Rotterdam Biennale (2014), Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015), Campo (Rome, 2016) and Frac Orleans (2017). Ambra Fabi graduated in Architecture in Mendrisio. She has worked at the Architeckturbüro Peter Zumthor und Partner, she assisted at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and teached at KU Leuven in Brussels. She is currently teaching at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Marne-la-Vallée Paris Est. Giovanni Piovene graduated in Architecture in Venice. In 2007 he co-founded the office Salottobuono, of which he has been partner until 2012. He co-founded San Rocco Magazine (2010). He assisted at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and he is actually part of the FORM teaching unit in École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He is currently teaching at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Marne-la-Vallée Paris Est. Ambra Fabi and Giovanni Piovene will co-curate together with Eric Lapierre, Sebastien Marot, Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli for the next Lisbon triennial 2019.
Leonard Streich studied architecture at the University of the Arts Berlin and is a co-founder of the architectural firm Something Fantastic and the creative agency Belgrad. Leonard Streich has taught seminars at the University of the Arts Berlin and the École Nationale Supérieur de Architecture Paris-Malaquais. Together with Julian Schubert and Elena Schütz he co-authored the book "Something Fantastic – A Manifesto by three Young Architects on Worlds, People, Cities and Houses" and co-created the "Index for those who want to re-invent construction". Leonard Streich has lectured amongst other occasions at the Northern Association of Norwegian Architects in Oslo, Bauhausuniversität Weimar and ETH Zurich. He has held workshops and was invited as a guest critic at various institutions, like for example the TU Berlin, Olafur Eliasson’s Institut für Raumexperimente and ETH Zurich. Something Fantastic’s work has been part of exhibitions at the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.