APSS 2018 poster Kosmos

Is it a pop-up, a folie, an installation? Does it have a function? What is it made of? Does it challenge technology? What is the methodology? How long will it stay?

After our Re-Use series in APSS, we have continued our journey with the topic of TEMPORARY in architecture, this year extended to CROSSING TEMPORARY.

Last year inside the city walls of UNESCO site and within the vicinity of Old Austrian Prison - the mothership of APSS broke up with the permanence and talked about its significance in architecture. The results of the workshop were amazing installations done by students mentored by Numen/For Use. This year we move to an amazing Porto Montenegro with an expanded topic.

Temporary structures might be designed to disappear shortly, might have to be set-up quickly and just host an event but they do become part of the public space, part of community. They should challenge new ideas, test new possibilities and new approach to public space use, embrace the environment and adapt to the surrounding.

This year we add the issue of Mobility and explore our topic CROSSING TEMPORARY. Mobility is one of the greatest challenges not only here in Montenegro but also in many parts of the world today. Boka Bay is a perfect spot for discussing problems and testing some of the solutions on mobility. Through our workshop, lectures and panels we want to experiment and test new scenarios in our cities. We want to challenge interaction and see the position of the city within a different mobility network engaging water transport, sustainable solutions and scenarios that benefit visitors and tourist as much as locals.

You are invited to join us for a weeklong workshop lead by KOSMOS Architects with Mikael Stenström and APSS - September 7-15


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APSS 2018 Poster Sasa Machtig

APSS 2018 Poster Vedran Mimica

APSS 2018 Poster Giovanni Danielli

APSS 2018 Poster Julien Lanoo

APSS 2018 Poster Fiona McCluney 

If you are into architecture, urban planning, design, art… please send: 
•    Your portfolio in .pdf format, up to 8MB. 
•    A motivation letter addressing the topic of CROSSING TEMPORARY 
     * a motivation letter should have max 400 words.
     * official language is English and Montenegrin

Send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Deadline:  AUGUST 20

*The workshop is free of charge for selected participants and that includes accommodation in Porto Montenegro vicinity in Tivat.

The list of participants will be published by August 23.



K O S M O S Architects is an office collaborating virtually, bringing together partners based in Basel, Moscow, Bangkok and New York. K O S M O S designs projects and environments of all types and scales: from a door handle to a city; from hardcore architecture to pop-up art installations. The office combines art and technology, global experience with respect to local context, European professionalism and Russian drive.

K O S M O S has received awards and prizes in various competitions, including the Hans Christian Andersen Museum Competition in Denmark; Queensway Competition in New York, landmark Nike Sports Center in Moscow; Street Architecture Competition for Storefront for Art and Architecture; got nominated to Swiss Art Awards.

Built projects include: EMA - a renovation of former industrial territory into an Art Center, Pavilion for the Garage Center in Gorky Park, street installation in front of New Museum in New York, pavilion of a "uniting wall" in Hungary and others.

K O S M O S’ work expands to non-architectural projects as well, often collaborating with artists, photographers, designers, publishers and researchers. Research topics of the office range from the history of Kazimir Malevich grave to architecture of scaffoldings; from regulations of public spaces to relations between architecture and alcohol.

The office name K O S M O S can be read in several different meanings. First, it takes the word kosmos in its original definition from Ancient Greek, meaning “order” and “ordered universe”. Its opposite, “chaos” is identified as generic buildings, quotidian objects, temporary and anonymous infrastructure: scaffoldings, railway bridges, light fixtures, insulation materials, etc. K O S M O S takes inspiration from these utilitarian and mute elements of architecture – learning from it and finding ways of organising it into projects.

Second, the name contains hidden acronym of the names of the founders. And finally, kosmos also means "space", which unites its' partners across the country borders and continents.