COLLECTIFEXYZTEXYZT37, rue petion75011 PARIScontact@exyzt.orgwww.exyzt.org
BE UTOPIANWe want to build new worlds where fiction is reality and games are new rules fordemocracy. If space is made by dynamics of exchange, then everybody can be thearchitects of our world and encourage creativity, reflexion and to renew socialbehaviours.EXPERIMENTArchitecture can expand into a multidisciplinary game where everyone brings his owntools and knowledge to contribute to a collective piece.We do refuse to enter the current architectural practice which serve the buildingindustry.We do deal with the reality of construction.We design, build and live our constructions and host the freedom for visitors toappropriate our projects.We produce an open source architecture that offer an access to basic publicamenities and a place for exchange : A physical framework for a direct andimmediate emulation between people and space.We wish to incite anyone to re appropriate and get involved with his own social andphysical environment.REACTANDACT
EXYZT wish to express and share its strategy to spark urban renewal widerin the world.Based on the idea that a community of users actively creating and inhabitingtheir urban environment is key to generating a vibrant city.We wish to militate for this strong political statement by working withexisting situations to create conditions for vibrant points of communityand cultural engagement.We propose to implement exceptional and temporary public structures toexperiment in situ new models to inhabit and enhance public spaces anduses collectively.The run-up to each projects see the collective forming links with thelocal community and specific groups, providing them with a new place tohold events, share their work and ideas :Non institutional places where to imagine and test collectively new socialbehaviours.
Collectif EXYZTCollective domicilited in Paris since 2003EXYZT’s manifesto proclaims it as a ‘platform for multidisciplinarycreation’ whose aim is to challenge the view of architectureas an independent field of practice. Instead, they embark onexperimental living ventures built collectively.The collective conceive and organise each project as a playgroundin which cultural behaviours and shared stories relate, mix andmingle.Each project, always strive to involve different constituenciesof the local community in a social network that is invited toinhabit a temporary space.EXYZT were last seen in Warsaw with the UFO project during thesummer 2011 and in september 2010 with CITYISLAND, a temporaryrainforest and its lagoon, contribution for “ La Noche En Blanco”,Madrid. Other projects were in London, 2009 the Dalston Millcontribution to the Barbican’s Radical Nature exhibition whichwas followed recently by the “Dalston Barn” in early 2010. Orthe Southwark Lido, theArchitecture Foundation commission for the 2008 London Festivalof Architecture. And projects include Architecture du RAB,EXYZT’s first project of ‘architectural piracy’, as they refer toit, occupying a 335-metre-square abandoned plot near Parc de laVillette in Paris; LabiChampi, 2007, a micro urban farm in theabandoned Soviet military district of Karosta, Latvia, providingthe neighborhood with analternative resource, both of local food production and potentialincome; and the inhabitation and adaptation of the French Pavilion,the Metavilla for the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture.
CITY ISLAND / MADRID / 2011FARWEST HOTEL / ROTTERDAM / 2011
DALSTON MILL / LONDON / 2009 CITY ISLAND / MADRID / 2011CITY ISLAND / MADRID / 2011 DALSTON MILL / LONDON / 2009DALSTON BARN / LONDON / 2010 CITY ISLAND / MADRID / 2011CITY ISLAND / MADRID / 2011 DALSTON MILL / LONDON / 2009 METAVILLA / VENICE / 2006
WHO IS EXYZT ?Our team is a community of people who have chosen to act under the sameprinciple of sharing knowledge and abilities. We extend our network overnational borders by collaborating with people around the world.« EXYZT » is an association under the french 1901 legislation.ACTIVE MEMBERSChristophe Goutes, artist aka toffee (2004)Dagmar Dudinsky, aka vandalove, graphic designer, (2004)Nicolas Henninger, aka nikloos, architect, (2003)Alexander Roemer, architect & carpenter, (2006)Gonzague Lacombe, aka mamadou, graphic designer, (2004)Stéphanie Grimard, architect, (2006)Brice Pelleschi, photographer, (2004)Mattia Paco Rizzi, architect, (2010)Raf Salis, master technician, (2004)Manu Macaigne, carpenter, (2010)Fred Keiff, architect & artist (2006)Daya Bakker, architect & carpenter, (2007)Bruno Persat, artist & cook, (2010)Julien Beller, architect, (2005)COLLABORATORSSara Muzio, Studio Public, Zoom Architecture, Ewa Rudnicka, GabiFarage / Bruit du Frigo, Basurama, Raumlabor Berlin, MUFArchitecture,SPECIAL THANKSPatrick BouchainXavier JuillotGilles Burban ( 2003 - 2007 )Philippe Rizzotti, architect, ( 2003 - 2010)Pier Schneider and Franz Wunschel, architects (2003-2009)Laurent PetitPhilippe De Angeli (2005-2008)Hannes Schreckensberger, (2004-2010)
SOUTHWARK LIDO / LONDON / 2008SOUTHWARK LIDO / LONDON / 2008
SOME KEY PROJECTS2003LE RAB diploma project with Xavier Juillot and Patrick Bouchain at UP6 ParisLa Villette (fr)2004SERVICE PUBLIC With European Architecture Student Assembly at la ConditionPublique de Roubaix (fr)2005DER BERG with Raumlabor in the Palast der Republik in Berlin (de)2006METAVILLA with Patrick Bouchain for the french pavilion at the XInternational Biennale of Architecture in Venice (it)2007SITUATION ROOM commissioned by Joseph Grima for the GalleryStorefront For Architecture , New York (us)LABICHAMPI with K @ 2 fondation, in Karosta in Latvia (lv)2008SOUTHWARK LIDO with Sara Muzio for the London Festival ofArchitecture, London (uk)CITY ECO LAB with John Thackara and Gaelle Gabillet for the internationalDesign Biennale in Saint Etienne (fr)2009DALSTON MILL with Agnes Denes commissioned by Francesco Manacorda forthe Barbican Art Gallery during the exhibition Radical Nature – Art andArchitecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009, London (uk)2010CITY IS’LAND commissioned by Basurama for La Noche en Blanco, Madrid (sp)2011UFO commissioned by Ewa Rurnicka et Fundacja Vlepvnet for the city ofWarsaw (pl)FARWEST HOTEL commissioned by Lukaz Feireiss for WERELD WITTE DE WITHFestival, Rotterdam (nl)2009 - 2011SAINT JEAN Artistic residency with association De L’Aire in the town ofSaint Jean en Royan for the Parc régional du Vercors (fr)2011PALACE commissioned by Gabi Farage and Michelangelo Pistoletto forEvento2011 in Bordeaux (fr)
LE TUNNEL / SAINT JEAN / 2011 METAVILLA / VENICE / 2006UFO / WARSAW / 2011 LE TUNNEL / SAINT JEAN / 2011BURNINGHAM / BIRMINGHAM / 2011 UFO / WARSAW / 2011SOUTHWARK LIDO / LONDON / 2008