Taktyk

At the intersection of landscape, infrastructure & public spaces, Taktyk is a transnational practice that engages in city making through projects, research, consultancy, editing and curation

12 SEASONS PARK 

AVANT PARK at Porte de la Chapelle

AS Living tracks lab

BY Collectif Chapelle Charbon

IN Paris

ONLINE : http://www.chapellecharbon.net

LEARNING FROM SURABAYA
PUBLIC PRESENTATION

A GARDEN

With V+ (architect)

Client : City of Mouscron

25-27 Boulevard du Midi,
1000 Brussels
Ph : +32 2 513 36 86

8 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
75010 PARIS
Ph : +33 981 32 05 02

office@taktyk.net

2 SEAS CANAL

territorial and prospective study about futur developments

along the Canal des Deux mers ( 450 km from Bordeaux to Sete)

ATELIER DES TERRITOIRES SAINT BRIEUC

PROSPECTIVE LANDSCAPE STUDY 2016-2017
From shore to inland :  A vision for Saint Brieuc

Landscape strategy + Action plan.

by Taktyk ( landscape architects) , Soberco ( ecology) , Alphaville ( programs)

client : French Ministery of Ecology

EUROMETROPOLIS

VIZUALISE OUR EUROMETROPOLIS 2013

Prospective study for a Cross Border territory ( Lille / Kortrijk / Tournai)

by Taktyk ( landscape architects) , Hinterland ( urbanists), bien à vous ( web designer)

Client : Eurometropole, Communauté Urbaine de Lille

Dr Thierry Kandjee will intend as panel member the PracticeResearch Symposium in Barcelona. More info here.

Playful Tactics (Phd)

Dr Penfornis explored the notion of play in his practice of landscape architect. The research revealed new modes of engagements (gardens), and artefacts (collages, models, drawings). The findings contribute to provide insight on making visible a significant part of the tacit knowledge in the field of landscape architecture.
playful_tactics_phd_penfornis.pdf

Playful Tactics introduces a dialogue between Claude Lévi-Strauss’s definition of bricolage (1962) and my own practice. A large part of this catalogue proposes to make visible both this dialogue and the new opportunities arising from it.  


 

 

My research is in line with this theoretical framework, but stands alone by interrogating the metaphor of the bricoleur in the practice of landscape architecture. Bricolages and collages are playful operative modes, tactics I have observed and tested in various contexts. This approach allowed me to understand my practice in a new way, seeing it as a Hortus Ludi (garden-as-laboratory and playful place), while at the same time adding a new meaning to the name of the agency

 

 

 

The material in the catalogue repositions the garden typology at the heart of my practice. The garden is viewed as a favourable environment to explore playful and creative modes of engagement within my pratice.  As a conclusion, the making of a physical garden explored collectively the principle of serendipity and the notion of play, in a new context, and opened up my reflection to new perspectives. Play constitutes a form of resistance to external forces, and refers to a principle of protection that is implicitly or tacitly established either within the agency, or by/for myself.  Play refers to a complex system, to tactics that are capable of generating self-regulating dynamics within the creative process.

 

 

Taktyk and the Greater Paris Metropolis.City Campus Paris SaclayUrban Renewal in Les Courtillières / PantinAgri Park / PoissyWater Plain / Sevran12 Seasons Park / ParisTwo sides Park / AlfortvilleHortus Campus / ParisEdge Garden / FontainebleauTurbulences / CDG Airport

Taktyk Brussels

is a platform for reflection and action on Brussels' public spaces through the means of studies, projects, design studio, masterclass and events

Skeleton for robust landscape (Phd)

How can we create robust landscapes?

In order to answer this question, pruning the rose became one model for action, using cultivation as a ‘regime of care’. The rose itself as a living structure that man can shape has implied a tacit understanding of the key term ‘skeleton’, which has been expanded upon during the course of the PhD.

Proposition

The successive definitions of the ‘skeleton’ have been refined throughout the research process in an iterative manner, defining four modes of practice: the modes of designing Armature, Ecology, Score and Platform.

The exploration of each mode of practice of designing robust landscapes, using a shifting understanding of the term ‘skeleton’ as an investigative tool, is the central argument of the research.

To know more : skeleton_for_robust_landscapes_phd_kandjee.pdf

PARCKFARM

Taktyk + Alive Architecture
with : (see movie for credits)

FROM THE LOGIC OF FEAR TO THE PROJECT OF HOSPITALITY

In the light of contemporary strategies of fears, how can we still defend the landscape as project of/for hospitality? In Brussels, at the interface of the municipalities of Molenbeek, Jette, Laeken that suffers from high unemployment rates, and the private and exclusive development of Thurn & Taxis we consider the site of the project as a spatial, social and economic border condition that was to be challenged through a design biennale entitled Parckfarm.

PARCK + FARM = PARCKFARM

The recognition of the «as found» qualities on the former railway valley informed our proposition. We discovered an impressive network of local actors that turned the edges of this wasteland into collective gardens, animal farms and a pigeon shelter. Our proposition aimed to support these existing informal practices.

CURATING AS A FORM OF DESIGN PRACTICE

By promoting curation a new model of public space that combines the characteristics of a park and local micro farming was tested .The involvement of designers generated an esthetically beautiful public realm, the participation of the many local actors through co-production and care generated its activation.

FROM EPHEMERAL TO DURATIONAL

The success of this biennale as a test comes partly from its public recognition, but before all from the empowerment of the locals to co-produce the Parckfarm. Between top down and bottom up initiatives the project Parckfarm defends an inclusive approach of city making, by promoting social and ecological interactions in Brussels.