Modul #3070

by DELACAVE Architectes | Architectural Think Tank


Terrain vague belongs to someone, it is not as anonymous as the word might suggest. It is the property of someone: a person, an institution or a public entity. If a terrain vague wants to successfully build social attachment to the place and at the same time experiment with ideas for the future use of wastelands, the interests of the owner should be equally taken into account in order to realize a successful project with a sustainable impact.

1. Modul #3070, construction | DELACAVE Architectes - Architectural Think Tank

For the location of Modul #3070 we were looking for a small industrial wasteland to build on for temporary use. To fulfil this brief, the owner of a large sawmill provided us with a piece of land that was not in use.

2. Modul #3070, exterior | DELACAVE Architectes - Architectural Think Tank

The architecture of the Modul forms an interface between art and science, it can be coupled in height and width - thus, entire settlements can be built.
The building serves as a laboratory for contemporary architecture - as a think tank - at the same time as an example of classic modern modular architecture. Modul #3070 is built of wood and its architecture is sold as a kit sawed by the same sawmill.

3. Modul #3070, interior | DELACAVE Architectes - Architectural Think Tank

By balancing the interests of architects and a large industrial landowner, the social, sustainable connection with the site succeeds, and it can be socio-economically and ecologically recycled. At the same time, an idea for the current and future use of the wasteland can be experimented with.


Fabienne Andrea Keller (architect), Stuart Alexander Schibli (architect)
DELACAVE Association For Art; Geneva, New York
Quindoa, New York