OMNIBUS is now a registered company in Japan.

OMNIBUS is now a registered company in Japan.

We are happy to announce that OMNIBUS is now a registered company in Japan, under the name ‘OMNIBUS Urban Research Lab.’ We now have a 13-digit corporate number, and glad about it.   Save
Lecture on "Allotment Gardens of Zurich" at the Chair 'Architecture of Territory', ETHZ

Lecture on “Allotment Gardens of Zurich” at the Chair ‘Architecture of Territory’, ETHZ

OMNIBUS principal Charlotte Malterre Barthes will be lecturing on “Allotment Gardens of Zurich: Change or Perish,” part of OMNIBUS’ urban research, at Milica Topalovic’s Chair ‘Architecture of Territory’ next Tuesday 25.04, at 10.00, ETH, ONA, E30. The talk is public. The research on the ‘Schrebergarten’ of Zurich is a project...
Happy 2017!

Happy 2017!

“Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over for problems and needs outside themselves.” Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American...
The Revealing Generosity of Urban Furniture

The Revealing Generosity of Urban Furniture

The Revealing Generosity of Urban Furniture is an article written specifically to accompany a special edition called ” Who Ever Said That Pleasure Wasn’t Functional?” Designed by Marlon Ilg, this publication  documents the work of Sebastian Marbacher, a young industrial designer/ street artist responsible for the many benches made out...
Erasing Singapore/Recovering Tokyo

Erasing Singapore/Recovering Tokyo

“Anything old or not conceived of within the master plan is torn down and replaced with the modern high-rise – notwithstanding public pleas for preservation of heritage. Sterile tiled pavements and concrete sidewalks that are easily cleaned have paved the entire island.” in  The Good, the Bad, and the Utilitarian:...
"Erasing Singapore" to be exhibited in Seoul

“Erasing Singapore” to be exhibited in Seoul

In the frame of the conference Beyond Big Plans, the research “Erasing Singapore” will be exhibited at the  Aging Dragons show in Seoul, from 11 March 2015 onwards. Part of a wider research project on the predatory mode and speed of the production of space in Southern Asia entitled TOO...
Poetics of Mass Housing: "Enfilade"

Poetics of Mass Housing: “Enfilade”

In the frame of the OMNIBUS ongoing research on Asian urban development, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes collaborated on a short film by architect and performance artist Dana Al Jouder, shot in the Tiong Bahru Estate HDB social housing block in Singapore. Drawing on the contrast between the sterile, monochromatic ground floors generated...
Spaces of Prostitution, Zurich.

Spaces of Prostitution, Zurich.

«Sex workers can go away from the prostitution area (strich)  with their customers  and  do their business, for example, in a parking lot in the car, somewhere in the neighborhood” Daniel Leupi, Zurich’s Chief of Police and Green Party member on 11 March 2012. Updating the state of research, the...
"Skopje, or How Context Fucked Concepts and Vice Versa": Publication in SAN ROCCO

“Skopje, or How Context Fucked Concepts and Vice Versa”: Publication in SAN ROCCO

“All of us, at some moment, have had a vision of our existence as something unique, untransferable and very precious. This revelation always takes place during adolescence. Self-discovery is above all the realization that we are alone: it is the opening of an impalpable, transparent wall – that of our...
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No Destruction, No Gentrification: In Search of an Alternative Urban Future

No Destruction, No Gentrification: In Search of an Alternative Urban Future

This spring,  the new book ‘Beyond Seunsangga- 16 ideas to go beyond big plans’ was released at HNI in Rotterdam, …

Happy 2016!

Happy 2016!

“By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by traveling; namely, the strange.”
― Jane Jacobs, …

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

” If the city were, one day, to lose its “swarming mass” of inhabitants, it would simultaneously lose its worth
#firstworldproblems : Rethinking housing in developed cities

#firstworldproblems : Rethinking housing in developed cities

#firstworldproblems is  a project questioning housing standards for low-income people in Zurich (Refugees, migrants, fragilized populations, etc.)

In Zurich, the …

Competition entry: An Orchard

Competition entry: An Orchard

Dossier_Hochstamm_Obstgarten_Oktober_2013  “Oh, my orchard! After the dark gloomy autumn, and the cold winter; you are young again, and full of happiness,

ERASING SINGAPORE

ERASING SINGAPORE

Erasing_singapore

Erasing Singapore: the extermination of space and memory

Part of TOO FAST, TOO FURIOUS: An urban research project in ASIA

Skopje's brutalism published in CLOG magazine

Skopje’s brutalism published in CLOG magazine

OMNIBUS is published in the new CLOG on BRUTALISM, “a defining architectural style of the postwar era— characterized by severe, …

the inexorable finitude of human life (architecture of) published

the inexorable finitude of human life (architecture of) published

the inexorable finitude of human life (architecture of) has been published in Horizonte N°6-

Part of a wider research on …

TOO FAST, TOO FURIOUS : An urban research project in Asia

Do I even wanna know where the skyline is?  Or where you’ve been for the past couple’a days? O’Connor, …

Skopje, Visibility of the Master Plan

Skopje, Visibility of the Master Plan

” Architect and Photographer Lorenz Bürgi and architect Charlotte Malterre-Barthes of the urban research platform OMNIBUS take us to Skopje,

About cities, housing and modular systems.

About cities, housing and modular systems.

About cities, housing and modular systems.

Maybe inspired by an abelian group, also called a commutative groupin which …

Competition entry: Paradise Garden

Competition entry: Paradise Garden

“The garden is breathing out the air of Paradise today/ Towards me, a friend with a sweet nature, and this