OPEN HOUSE Geneva

OPEN HOUSE Geneva

OPEN HOUSE

Matti Suuronen, Futuro, 1965. © Julien Gremaud.

June 8, 2022
OPEN HOUSE Geneva
June 11–August 28, 2022
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Genthod
1294 Geneva
Switzerland
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OPEN HOUSE will be held in the superb four-hectare gardens of Domaine Lullin in Genthod on the shore of Lake Geneva from June 11 to August 28, 2022. OPEN HOUSE is a multi-disciplinary event based on the theme of habitat, bringing together 35 projects from the fields of architecture, art, design and humanitarian aid. 

Throughout the summer, OPEN HOUSE offers visitors the opportunity to discover habitable modules, pavilions, experimental and mobile dwellings and installations in the idyllic scenery of Parc Lullin and Saugy Beach in Genthod just outside of Geneva.

35 pavilions, prototypes and original constructions are shown alongside more idealistic or utopic proposals by Swiss and international designers and artists. New productions as well as some historical pieces, such as the Fun House, a do-it-yourself house, designed by Chicago architect Ken Isaacs in 1967, or the Futuro designed by the Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in 1965, a kind of flying saucer inspired by the conquest of space.

OPEN HOUSE will also invite the public to discover the creations or prototypes of today’s female prominent figures of international architecture, such as Indian architect Anapuma Kundoo, Mexican Frida Escobedo, Brazilian Carla Juaçaba or the Basel-based duo Shabi Rahbaran and Ursula Hürzeler. A range of humanitarian projects are also presented, as well as projects from universities and polytechnic schools.

The public will be able to experiment objects and constructions in their true dimensions and not as mock-ups. More than simple structures in which the visual aspect is dominant, the spaces shown possess volumetry, materials, construction principles, an inside and an outside. They are penetrable spaces that can be experienced fully. Beyond their form they have a function, whether pragmatic in the humanitarian register, fanciful or even philosophical in the field of art, aesthetic or functional in architecture and design.

“Our wish is to propose a reflection on the multiple forms of habitat, whether it be mobile, flexible or temporary, with the idea of being able to reconsider what it means to live, in the light of the upheavals we have been experiencing since the beginning of the century: globalisation and the opening up of borders, initially accompanied by an increase in the mobility of populations, then aggravated by the emergence of new geopolitical and ecological parameters. Mobility has also been strongly challenged by migration policies or the health crisis. The current societal crisis tends to make us rethink forms of habitat. This is what we are proposing with OPEN HOUSE,” says Simon Lamunière, director and founder of the event.

Projects and artworks by Adiff, Angela Luna, US, Andrea Zittel, US, Andreas Kressig, Switzerland Annex, ETHZ, Switzerland Anupama Kundoo, IN Atelier Van Lieshout, Netherlands, Carla Juaçaba, Brazil, CICR, Didier Fiúza Faustino, France, Eduard Böhtlingk, Netherlands, EPFL Laboratoire Alice, Switzerland, Frida Escobedo, Mexico, Gramazio / Kohler Research ETHZ, Switzerland, Freeform Tents, South Africa, HEAD – Geneve, Arts visuels /Construction, Switzerland, HEPIA, Architecture du paysage, Switzerland, Joëlle Allet, Switzerland, John Armleder, Switzerland, Ken Isaacs, US, Kerim Seiler, Switzerland, L/B, Lang/Baumann, Switzerland, Marcel Lachat, Switzerland, Matti Suuronen, Finland, Maurizio Cattelan & Philippe Parreno, Italy/France, Monica Ursina Jäger, Switzerland, N55 (Ion Sørvin, Ingvil Aarbakke), Denmark, Rahbaran Hürzeler Arkitekten, Switzerland, RELAX (Chiarenza & Hauser & co), Switzerland, Shelter Projects, Una Szemann, Switzerland, Van Bo Le Metzel, Laos, Germany

June 11–August 28, 2022
Parc Lullin
2 rue du Village
1294 Genthod / Geneva

Opening hours
Wednesday–Sunday, 12–7pm

More information on openhouse.ch

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