Sawerdō Espresso & Bakery / BUREAU (Daniel Zamarbide, Carine Pimenta, Galliane Zamarbide)
Textual content description offered by the architects. Two years of covid have pushed everybody to a sure stage of mistrust. We began the undertaking of the Sawerdo with the concern that placing individuals round a desk was an endangered gathering format. The chance was taken, a form of hopeful leap of religion by the founders, believing that the leaping microbes of a too-close neighbor would by no means be an impediment to being collectively.
As a substitute, a wager was taken on the alternative state of affairs: the one by which proximity is a straightforward vector in direction of spontaneous dialog and alternate nicely past the concern of a viral different.
Our undertaking spatialized and constructed this “second” of our lives and put all the pieces and everybody round a staged and really materials desk.
Past the apparent references to conventional bread-making supplies like marble and metal velocity racks, the thought grew to become fairly easy: a internet hosting desk permitting a wide range of configurations. One way or the other, the set is a half home, half skilled one, between sharing “desk d’hôtes” and eating within the inside of a bakery.
Jeff Wall’s picture Dressing Poultry (2007) was shot on a farm close to Vancouver, celebrating a second of enjoyable whereas working – getting ready what is going to turn into meals. With an aesthetic on the antipodes of Sawerdo’s undertaking, this picture has but the identical intention: to carry the act of cooking, nourishing, and sharing right into a unifying entire of the dwelling.
Like Jeff Wall’s lightboxes, the Sawerdo had the prospect to be in a really lovely area that the undertaking reveals as a lot as potential: an inhabited lightbox the place scenes of life happen and can carry on occurring so long as we perceive that we’re all organic beings or “viral others”.