‘Vernacular design’ points to a form of design that is very much of the place and that has developed according to the localised needs, available skills and materials. Vernacular design is often spontaneous and improvisational and reflects the environmental, cultural and historical context.
Taking inspirations from the various vernacular designs around the world, we will create a ‘Mobile City’, a movable small scale architecture which offers trade in goods or services, using the grounds at Boisbuchet as a starting point and an experimental platform from which a new micro city can emerge.
The workshop will culminate in an eclectic range of stalls to form a night-market.
Studio Swine (UK) is co-founded by Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves. Azusa graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture and Alexander from the Ruskin School of Fine Art Oxford before both gaining an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art. Studio Swine explores design through material innovation and creating new sustainable systems whilst placing an equal importance on aesthetics, believing that desire is the greatest agent of change.
Operating in the fields of design, fashion & architecture, Studio Swine has worked with Veuve Clicquot, Heineken, Unilever & Droog. Studio Swine has run workshops at the Design Museum and talked at TED as well as exhibiting at the Barbican, V&A, New York & London Fashion Week, Gwangju Biennale and Shanghai Design Expo.
Swine has received international awards including the Gold Prize at BIO23 Biennale of Design Slovenia, Wallpaper* Design Award, nominated for Designs of the Year Award 2013 at the Design Museum London and recently awarded the Global Winner of Public Interest Design.
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