Architecture and design are natural organisms consisting of elements that are interdependent and subordinate to a greater whole: city, neighbourhood, home, self. Relations are determined through use.
Seen in this way, architecture and design are explicitly vital forms of expression, capable of provoking a broad range of thoughts, experiences, sensations, emotions and memories. Ooze applies itself to the practice of both. Ooze is Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg. Ooze partners travel extensively, enriching how they think about design and cultivating opportunities to practice abroad. The exchange of expertise involved in collaborative international projects feeds directly into their practice: Introducing new ways of thinking about design, architecture and the ethics of craftsmanship, new methods of processing information, fabricating products, defining, delineating and, ultimately, utilizing space.
The universal gives way to the personal, and vice versa.
Ooze international collaborations include: developing a distinctive architectural brand using the ethics of design, form and structure to define a developer's identity leading to urban plans, hospitality and residential units in collaboration with Urban Studio-Mumbai, India; teaming up with the office CQ in Paris for interior and residential projects.
Ooze operates out of Rotterdam, Netherlands and Paris, France. Ooze practice was formally mpetitions, winning prizes and honourable mentions with every entry. Additionally, Ooze projects repeatedly capture the attention of the international press. Ooze has been awarded the Prix de Rome Architecture 2006 - Basis Prize (Rijksakademie,Amsterdam).
The current work ranges from scenographies for The Museum of Contemporary Art TENT,interior design projects in Belgium and France, villas in the outskirts of Rotterdam NL, a preliminary urban strategy for Amsterdam west and a master plan in Hyderabad, India.established in 2003. Ooze has participated in numerous international co