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, Thérèse, built in 2022.
With the BUREAU’s involvement in these complex stories, another layer is added. The bodies of the novel’s characters are once again metamorphosed, in this case from the fictional world, to become physical realities with non-human forms. They are transformed into rocks, embracing bodies that enclose flesh-and- bone inhabitants in their interior wooden architecture.
Project: BUREAU (Daniel Zamarbide, Carine Pimenta, Galliane Zamarbide)
Concept design: Daniel Zamarbide, Carine Pimenta
Project execution: Daniel Zamarbide (project manager), Pierre Musy, Chiara Pezzetta, Flavio Gorgone, Matilde Mozzi
Construction supervision: Daniel Zamarbide, Galliane Zamarbide
Publication drawings: Katerina Gkimizoudi, Rui da Silva
Photography: Dylan Perrenoud
Technical realisation and coordination: Max Bondu (project manager), Léo Schweiger, Simon Rousset, d’Emile Dumas, Julien Griffit, Bénédicte le Pimpec et Anabelle Voisin. A production of the Bermuda workshops.