TEJ BY THE SEA
Location: Venice Lido
Walking along the Venice Lido coast, away from the tourist beach, stone groynes project out into the Adriatic Sea. Over the years locals have contributed their own additions to this landscape, allowing the community to re-appropriate and inhabit this place in unique ways.
Built from anything found along the shore and sea such as stone, driftwood and recycled materials, each piece of architecture depicts its own personality and individual design.
Studio Tej created a documentary series of each distinctive piece designed and built by the community for shared use.
Beautiful natural materials, organic approaches to design and inventive building techniques enable each construction to reflect its creators ideology and their island.
Initially a photographic study documenting the hand built and individually designed structures (part1), the project has developed a second stage (part 2).
Every two years, at the beginning of the Architecture Biennale in Venice, Studio Tej will revisit this coastal landscape to work with locals to design and build a new structure adding to the existing topography.
Part 2 will commence during the preview week of the Architecture Venice Biennale in May 2016 (and every two years after)…