Architecture by BERNARD KHOURY / DW5 seen at Private Residence, Paris - TUMO CENTER FOR CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES (PARIS)
Architecture by BERNARD KHOURY / DW5 seen at Private Residence, Paris - TUMO CENTER FOR CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES (PARIS)
Context & Credits
As seen in Private Residence, Paris, France


Architecture by BERNARD KHOURY / DW5, as seen in Private Residence, Paris, France

Item Details
SV is an apparatus that is specifically designed for the first implementation of the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies (École pour la création numérique) in France. The device, which will be located in the entrance hall of the Forum des images in Paris, will incorporate a computer terminal connected to the center’s network. The sixteen devices will be used alongside one large space for semi-autonomous learning, in addition to three smaller classrooms for workshops, totaling one-hundred-fifty posts. When not in use, all sixteen SV workstations will travel vertically and take position at the ceiling level, liberating the space below for other functions. The repositioning of the sixteen stations back at the reception level, hovering at only forty centimeters above ground, will announce the start of the work sessions. In plan, the sixteen devices are laid out in a formation similar to that of fighter planes on the deck of an aircraft carrier before takeoff. In a strategy which is reminiscent of the first TUMO mobile stations, specifically conceived for TUMO Yerevan, SV is not just a functional object; it celebrates the pleasure of the exceptional educational experience engineered by the TUMO organization.

Meet the Creator



Beirut, Lebanon

Bernard Khoury was born in Beirut in 1968. He studied architecture at the Rhode Island school of Design (BFA 1990 / B.Arch 1991) and received a Masters in Architectural Studies from Harvard University (M.Arch 1993). In 2001, he was awarded, by the municipality of Rome, the honorable mention of the Borromini Prize given to architects under forty years of age. In 2004, he was awarded the Architecture + Award. He is the co-founder of the Arab Center for Architecture. He was a visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, L’Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and the American University of Beirut. He has lectured and exhibited his work in over one-hundred-twenty prestigious academic institutions in Europe and the U.S. including a solo show of his work given by the International Forum for Contemporary Architecture at the Aedes gallery in Berlin (2003) and numerous group shows including YOUprison at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin (2008) and Spazio at the opening show of the MAXXI museum in Rome (2010). He was the architect and co-curator of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national pavilion at the Venice Biennale’s 14th International Architecture Exhibition in 2014. Khoury started an independent practice in 1993. His work has been extensively published by the professional press. Over the past twenty years, his office has developed an international reputation and a significant diverse portfolio of projects both locally and in over fifteen countries abroad.

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