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Theory & Research

Research by Eric Cassar about architecture, design and city planning

Relief (& habitable) furniture

  Dwelling bigger and better (in happiness) -from living-room to living-landscape –   – Upsize your apartment – Diversify your working space – Transform office into dwelling – Add a workstation at home – Increase perspectives and uses How ? In extending living space through the 3rd dimension with The relief furniture, approved during lockdown: [...]

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Working with h(e)ar(t)mony

  New uses, new work environment in the digital age   French video with english subtitle     Download the book [Fr]   Facing the standardisation of working spaces, the cluttered cities, the carbon footprint expansion, the time acceleration, the new ways of life, and while the new technologies (smart-building) open opportunities : which organization [...]

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Nspaces chroniques

  Monthly columns by Eric Cassar for « Chroniques d’architecture » : Chroniques des Nspaces (Read the articles in french)

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From outside infinity to inside infinity – Opportunities of an Artificial Intelligence in the building

  Here is the platform in its entirety whose summary was published on October 18th, 2017 in Le Monde. (Read the article) The transition from « building » to « smart-building » could have a greater effect than the « phone » to « smart-phone ». It is an opportunity that requires attention and means, so let’s be ready! Towards a local internet [...]

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White sheet of paper / White beach : coloring city / coloring life

  White sheet of paper / White beach : coloring city / coloring life Exhibition on the sensitive city and urban landscape by Eric Cassar at the Première Ligne Gallery during the Architecture Agora Biennial – Bordeaux 2017 with the support of Arkhenspaces   Video of the exhibition’s presentation (audiovisual realization by Julien Darblade – [...]

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Data : towards a new resource to look after our buildings and cities

  Here is the platform in its entirety whose summary was published on May 11th, 2017 in Le Monde. (more information) Data with increasing value If services from giants of the Internet (Google, Facebook …) are free, it is because we are not a customer but a product. The data we produce through our researches, [...]

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Infinity Home

  New housing in the digital era This project won the Great European Prize of Innovation Le Monde-Smart Cities. (Read the article from Le Monde) This work is about a co-living model which is neither a participatory housing nor a community housing but a housing where the surface of the private sphere is reduced to [...]

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The Subtle city – serendipity in a sustainable ecocity

  This work continues our previous researchs about architecture – interactive architecture, movement architecture, chaos architecture and subtle architecture -, housing and city – Nd city -. The subtle city is a sustainable city, building itself over time. It mainly consists in additions or alterations made on territories which are included in existing cities. It [...]

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Towards a new living

  Because the life accelerates and because its cost increases. Because the settled way of life leaves gradually its place with a partial nomadism. Because the digital technologies allow to improve and to simplify the management of spaces. Because the family models multiply and complicate. Because the family unit modifies simultaneously in the long time [...]

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Subtle Ar(t)chitecture

  The book « The case for subtle ar(t)chitecture » is published by the Editions HYX in English and French. Introduction to Subtle ar(t)chitecture   This theory was presented through a lecture serie in Taiwan in april 2013 : Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and in the main architecture universities : National Taiwan University of science and technology / [...]

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Chaos architecture

  This text is published in the book « The case for subtle ar(t)chitecture » by the Editions HYX.   You must have chaos to give birth to a dancing star. (You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. Friedrich Nietzsche) N.B.: The « chaos » architecture referred to here is deterministic chaos, in [...]

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N-dimensional town (urban planning)

From the beginning of year 2008, we conduct researches on a new type of town. The objective is to increase both density and public space area. To create a city more social, more pragmatic, ecological and more poetic where public space extends into the 3rd dimension and beyond … Increasing cities density (without reducing the [...]

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