Taburete Tower

Jakub Szczęsny
Casa Farias – Caritas
Concéntrico 05

 

Some could say it’s a representation of how badly we redistribute the goods in our societies. Another would interpret it it as an architect’s childish yet unfulfilled dream of building a skyscrapper. Someone else would see in it as a reference to Luis Barragan’s towers from Ciudad Satelite. None of the above. It’s Just a stack of fancily shaped plywood stools that for some time took a form of something recalling towers?,skyscrappers? a termitary?

After a couple of days this vertical accent marking a hidden courtyard by the end of a narrow street in the medieval old city in Logroño will be dismantled into a number of heavy duty stools that people who will happen to be present during the finissage will receive and take home. So the form and intentions will last and remind of the Concentrico festival in 2019, its organizers and the author. The memories will come back every time someone will sit on that stool trying to find the best position and thinking “Couldn’t they think of some cushioning?!”

Jakub Szczęsny

Jakub Szczęsny is the first Polish architect who’s work, Keret House, was included in the permanent collection of MoMA New York. He was one of the co-founders of Centrala, a multi-disciplinary practice that brought up issues related to post-war modernist heritage in Poland. Since 2016 he runs his own office, SZCZ, where projects of various natures and sizes are overtaken-from technical traveler coat, through furniture and exhibition systems to private residencies and large scale leisure projects based on shipping containers. Jakub is the co-creator of brand Simple House producing customizable prefab wooden houses.He can count among his clients international corporations, like General Electric Appliances, BMW and Heineken, large institutions-ike Saint Louis Science Center and Modern Art. Museum in Warsaw, small NGO’s (Casa do Povo, Lanchonete, Casa das Caldeiras from Brazil, IASKA form Australia)and municipalities of such cities as Astana, Sao Paulo and Warsaw.

He is involved in popularizing knowledge about architecture with his tv program(“Poland well designed” produced for Planete+ channel) and with his work as curator of Zodiak Pavilion in Warsaw. He was lecturing at GSAPP, New School, IAAC, FAU and Bezalel, between others. He is currently teaching design of public spaces at Poznań-based School of Form.

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