ALICE is a laboratory for collective and active imagination (with) space. Based in Lausanne at the EPFL, the ALICE laboratory is a network of international and diverse people, triggered by the common thirst to lead projects at the crossroad of design, philosophy and society. It is a team composed of architects, artists, engineers, landscape architects, philosophers, thinkers and makers. Held together by affinity, we seek to collectively and actively imagine (with) space.
ALICE aims at valuing environment, built habitat and bodies as mutual resources. Founded by Dieter Dietz, the laboratory aims at experimenting techniques and devices of mental-physical navigation: thinking/making, drawing, event/performance, experimental writing, archaeology (catalogue) of architectural practices. In all these practices, we look at processes and operations aiming at engendering new forms of collaboration and cohabitation. We are many and this plurality offers us the chance to design in a real collective dimension.
COLLECTIVE DATA-BASED DRAWINGS
COLLECTIVE DATA-BASED DRAWINGS: A common ground for adaptive contributive design. ALICE just published an article in the latest issue of SPOOL, an open access journal initiative in the field of architecture and the built environment. The article, which is part of the SPOOL’s tenth volume on “Evidence & Method”, advances a comprehensive approach to data-based drawing oriented towards architectural and urban co-design processes.
Prototype Pavilion in Textile Reinforced Concrete 2023
From September 4 to September 15 2023, the summer workshop PROTOTYPE PAVILION IN TEXTILE REINFORCED CONCRETE took place in EPFL Fribourg. A team of ENAC students, led by Raffael Baur, Patricia Guaita, Enrique Corres and David Fernandez-Ordonez continued the construction of the prototype pavilion, which spans over years and generations of students and serves as a proof of concept for extensive research into TRC's structural, spatial, tectonic, and social potential.
New, sustainable structures installed at three iconic sites in Geneva
EPFL architecture students have designed lightweight structures made from recycled wood and earth for three public spaces in Geneva: Parc Rigot; the entrance to Parc des Feuillantines; and the gardens of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.