Install Theme

The Empower Shack Exhibition

The Empower Shack exhibition at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, will run from 14 February - 19 April.

Gallery Website

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We’re excited to announce the release of SLUM Lab 9, which includes a special section documenting all the work on the Empower Shack project to date. The digital version of the magazine can be downloaded here.

Phumezo’s House

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Construction of two-story-shack for Phumezo Tsibanto and his family. Phumezo is a dweller and community leader in the BT-area in Khayelitsha and actively took part in the Swisspearl Summer School 2013 in Niederurnen, Glarus.

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Shack before December 2013.

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(Photos: Brillembourg & Klumpner Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Daniel Schwartz)

Galerie Eva Presenhuber

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Brillembourg & Klumpner | Empower Shack | February 15 2014 - April 19 2014

Exhibition / Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

Opening on Friday, February 14, 6-20 pm
Löwenbräu Areal, Limmatstr. 270, 8005 Zürich

Update Summer School

The final elements of the house will be installed in the following weeks.
Documentation of the design and building process will be uploaded and accompanied by a short film of the event on this platform.

A big thank you to all participants, guests and supporters for making the event possible.

Brillembourg and Klumpner Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, ETHZ

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Thanks to:

Andy Bolnick, Phumezo Tsibanto, Siyavuya Nobaza, Urs Lehner, Christine C. Dietrich, Marcel Aubert, Philippe Block, Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner, Scott Lloyd, Thomas Auer, Jhono Bennett, Elias Boulé, Tom Emerson, Harald Gründl, Felix Hallwachs, Reinhard König, Jonathan Ledgard, Christoph Lüthi, Guillaume Othenin-Girard, Siobhan Rockcastle, Juliana Sutanto, Lazaros Goutas, Mihai Calin, Heinrich Wolff, Maurits van der Staay, Frances Belser, Christine Baumgartner, Giulia Celentano, Mirko Gatti, Daniel Hudson, Nicole Reamy, Flavia Reginato, Sabine Sarwa, Alexandra Zervudachi, Daniel Schwartz, Martin Andersson, Varun Amar Kaushik, Carmen Baumann, Arthur de Buren, Samuel Devanthery, Tom Doan, Laura Salvador Gonzáles, Akshay Goyal, Eunyoung Huh, Daniel Itten, Nan Jiang, Melanie Mayr, Isabella Ong, Dilara Orujzade, Eleni Papadaki, Kathrin Pest, Tibor Rossi, Sophia Salma, Roohia Salma, Pim Schachtschabel, Conor Scully, Qingxian Du, Markus Stolz, Joel Tay, Giacomo Nuesslein.

Day Nine / 16.09.13 / 8:15 p.m.

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The roof trusses are in place.

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Day Nine / 16.09.13 / 7 p.m.

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Steel core is soon set up.

Day Nine / 16.09.13 / 5.30 p.m.

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Building the walls on the second floor.

Day Nine / 16.09.13 / 5 p.m.

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Raising the steel structure…

Day Nine / 16.09.13 / 4:30 p.m.

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Building up the second floor.

Day Nine / 16.09.13 / 4 p.m.

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First group photo before some of us had to leave Niederurnen.

Day Nine / 16.09.13 / 3:30 p.m.

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Window openings fitted into place.

Day Nine / 16.09.13 / 3:15 p.m.

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The roof is carried on site.

Day Nine / 16.09.13 / 2:45 p.m.

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Approaching two storeys with the timber structure …

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Finalising the steel structure…

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Carrying the window on site…

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And trying to fit it into the wall…

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