Daniel Zamarbide, Carine Pimenta, Galliane Zamarbide of BUREAU have created Thérése, a shelter in France that offers a place for those outside of any financial or economic considerations, taking on a political stance.
This is a story that began in the Swiss mountains as an echo of the writings of the Swiss novelist Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz.
This plot gave birth to Antoine, a peculiar architectural creature that welcomes many nomadic inhabitants and nature enthusiasts since 2014, offering them shelter inside the figure of the boulder.
The story continues, becoming a short series with the appearance of a new member, Thérése, built in 2022.
The novelist, Ramuz, gave fictional life to the three characters.
In their literary existence, they were thrown into a historic, tragic moment for the Swiss mountains that actually occurred in 1714, in the village of Derborence, as a major rock-fall from the Diablerets mountain range killed 15 people and hundreds of animals.
The husband, wife, and uncle invented by the author inhabited, from the very beginning, the space of the novel and occupied the imagination of many readers.
They have also, over the years, established themselves as cultural landmarks in that region of Switzerland: the novel is part of a regional and historical mountain culture.
Thérése emerges from this lineage, continuing a multi-layered story that began with Antoine and extends its territorial reach, with the common feature that they both belong to artistic backgrounds.
Thérése’s host context is a piece of land where the artistic community of “Bermuda’ has settled and developed its artistic and environmental activities.
Antoine was installed in 3-D Sculpture Park (Verbier) in the Swiss Alps.
Thérése was thought and built along the same lines as Antoine, creating interconnected dependencies of art and other traveling communities.
She is part of a territory constituted by networks of interconnected influences and affinities on which we depend, understanding the territory we occupy, but also a series of relational co-habitations.
Habitation is political here, as the two shelters are nowhere near commercial or speculative routes or agendas.
They offer a place to many outside of any financial or economic considerations, assuming their modesty.
Lead Architects: Daniel Zamarbide, Carine Pimenta, Galliane Zamarbide
Concept Design: Daniel Zamarbide, Carine Pimenta
Project Execution: Daniel Zamarbide, Pierre Musy, Chiara Pezzetta, Flavio Gorgone, Matilde Mozzi
Development And Supervision: Daniel Zamarbide, Galliane Zamarbide
Drawings: Katerina Gkimizoudi, Rui da Silva
Realisation: Max Bondu, Léo Schweiger, Simon Rousset, d’Emile Dumas, Julien Griffit, Bénédicte le Pimpec, Anabelle Voisin
Photographers: Dylan Perrenoud