Fala / Point Supreme hero
Conference

Fala / Point Supreme

Venue
Benaki Museum, 138 Peiraios Str
Opening hours
21 April 2024, 17:00 - 21:00
Hashtag
#DOMaLectures

Overview

The DOMa Lectures series aims to link architectural offices with similar characteristics. Fala from Porto and Point Supreme from Athens participate in the first event of the series.

Fala and Point Supreme are friends, following common fascinations, frequent meetings and joint participations in various international events: Make New History, Chicago Biennale (2015), Re-constructivist architecture, NY (2016), What Is Ornament?, Lisbon Triennale (2019), Madelabs: workshop in Sicily (2017), Simple Architecture: The Villa Baizeau in Carthage: workshop and conference in Tunis (2024) and many more.

Event schedule:
17:00 - 17:45: Pont Supreme Lecture
18:00 - 18:45: Fala Lecture
19:00 - 19:45: Fala/Point Supreme discussion

Free entrance - reserve your seat here.

“Fala is an architecture practice. All things considered, we see architecture less as the assembly of buildings than the act of building an assembly; such interrelated propositions exist in constant tension with the textures of normalcy. We see the architectural object as both assembled matter, and an image-making device proposing a distance to the already-known. Understood in such a manner, all processes that precede and succeed the built object (images, drawings, words) are architecture already, a choreography of fictions within the texture of the sensible world – present, fragile, intelligible, fleeting.” Fala Atelier

Fala has lectured at different universities and institutions, including the Architectural Association in London, the Graham Foundation in Chicago, the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, the Technische Universität in Munich, the Versailles’ Faculty of architecture in Paris and the Casa Dell'architettura in Rome. Fala has taught at the faculties of architecture in Venice, Liége and Bratislava; the atelier’s work has been exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the venice biennale, the Serralves Foundation and the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, among others, and in single exhibitions in Panama City, Ferrara, Strasbourg and Lisbon. Fala has published '01' and 'portraits' and its work has been widely published in international magazines and websites, including a+u, Domus, Engawa, Arq.a, Mark and the Architectural Review.

“Point Supreme believe that utopia doesn’t need to refer to ideal, non-existing cities; it can rather be about seeing and living in our cities in new ways. Reality as found is considered as already exciting; the aim is to reveal its hidden potential. The projects are based on oppositional relationships: dense spaces where disparate elements coexist. Ordinary objects are treated with generosity, optimism and without prejudice. Design focuses on relationships rather than individual elements. There is an interest for history, tradition, what is local and the intimacy of Greekness. A constant sense of festive celebration and a fascination for the idea of togetherness.” Point Supreme

Konstantinos Pantazis and Marianna Rentzou founded Point Supreme in Rotterdam in 2008 after living and working in Athens, London, Brussels, Tokyo and Rotterdam. They have won 1st prize in various international competitions, for projects such as a Social Housing in Trondheim, a Pier on the coast of Athens, a sheltered public space in Tel Aviv (built), a Firestation in Belgium (built), the New Architecture school in Marseille (built) and an Artists Centre in Genk (C-mine Atelier, built). They regularly publish self-initiated projects for Athens. Their work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Chicago Biennale and the Lisbon Triennale among other places and has been published in three books: ‘Athens Projects’ (Graham Foundation, 2015), ‘Radical Realities’ (Divisare, 2017) and a dedicated issue of a+u magazine (May 2023). They have taught in architecture schools such as Columbia University in New York and EPFL in Lausanne.