Daniel Zamarbide

(Born in Spain 1972)

Architect FAS – IAUG - SIA

Bio

Daniel Zamarbide obtains his master degree at the Institut d’Architecture de l’Université de Genève (IAUG) in 1999. During his studies he followed the workshops of Christian Marclay, Philippe Parreno and Catherine Queloz at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Geneva.

In the year 2000 he becomes one of the founding members of group8, an architectural practice that has acquired an important national and international recognition.

Daniel Zamarbide has developed through the years a particular interest in the protean aspects of his discipline and nourishes his work and research through other domains like philosophy, applied and visual arts as well as cinema.

As a guest lecturer and jury he has been invited at a diversity of international schools and institutions to present and discuss his work and research.

Since 2003 his interest in research and education has led him to be invited as an assistant in the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and as a professor (2000-14) at the Haute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD) in Geneva. In 2014, he integrates the team of ALICE Lab (Dieter Dietz) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) as a guest professor and research director.

In 2012, Daniel leaves group8 to start a new practice with Leopold Banchini, architect. Their practice, BUREAU A has explored during 5 years the possibilities of architectural making in a great variety of formats, opening the practice to work in the fields of art, garden and landscape architecture, exhibition design, temporary architecture and object making.

In 2017, following the dissolution of BUREAU A, Daniel Zamarbide pursues his more personal research interests under the name of BUREAU. This new entity produces architecture in the continuity of BUREAU A and incorporates to his already prolific activities furniture design (with a design brand of the same name) and an editorial project, which launches the first publication in June 2017.

Languages

  • Spoken and written: English, Spanish, French
  • Spoken: Italian

Education

  • 1999 - Master degree at the Institut d’Architecture de l’Université de Genève (IAUG), Geneva, CH
  • 1999 - Internship at Francisco Mangado office, Pamplona, ES
  • 1998-99 - Workshops of Christian Marclay, Philippe Parreno and Catherine Queloz at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Geneva, CH

Professional Experience

  • 2017 - Founding member of BUREAU, Geneva, CH and Lisbon, PT
  • 2014-17 - Guest professor and Research Director at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, CH
  • 2012 - Founding member of BUREAU A, Geneva, CH and Lisbon, PT
  • 2010-14 - Professor at the Haute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD), Geneva, CH
  • 2010-12 - Member of the editing committee of FACES architecture magazine
  • 2010-12 - Member of the examination committee for architects swiss register (REG), Bern, CH
  • 2012 - Member of the Swiss Architects Federation (BSA/FAS)
  • 2008-09 - Guest professor at the Haute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD), Geneva, CH
  • 2005-06 - Assistant (Ibos & Vitart) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, CH
  • 2005 - Founding member of group8 architects, Hanoi, VN
  • 2000 - Founding member of group8 architects, Geneva, CH

Projects

Bureau

  • 2017 - Individual house in Castiglioni di Garfagnana - Toscany, IT - ongoing
  • 2017 - Stage design for the theater play « The Director » by Cie. L’Alakran, Oscar Gomez Mata - La Bâtie Festival in 2017, Vidy Theater in 2018 - CH - completed
  • 2017 - Landscape installation for the Valais Art Triennale - Martigny, CH - completed
  • 2017 - Garden design for private property in Lake Geneva - Genthod, Geneva, CH - under construction
  • 2017 - House refurbishment and sauna - Genthod, Geneva, CH - ongoing
  • 2017 - Individual House in Lancy - Geneva, CH - under construction
  • 2017 - Individual House in Lisbon Central Hill « Terras do Monte » - Lisbon, PT - under construction
  • 2017 - Individual House in « Terreirinho » - Lisbon, PT - under construction
  • 2017 - Art Gallery refurbishment for Art Center « Hangar » - Lisbon, PT – built
  • 2017 - Furniture and interior design for Photography Studio FEDERAL - Régis Golay - Geneva, CH - completed
  • 2017 - Kunst & Bau for public space in Plateforme10 (Pôle Museal Lausanne) - with Visual Artist Philippe Decrauzat - Lausanne, CH - preselected competition
  • 2017 - Landscape and public space for the CEVA station of Champel (Jean Nouvel architect), Geneva, CH - construction starts in October 2017
  • 2017 - Art Fair masterplan and exhibition design for BIG 2017 (Biennale des espaces d’art Indépendants de Genève) - Geneva, CH - ongoing
  • 2017 - Sound installation « The Club » at « La Boite de Nuit » exhibition, Villa Noailles - Hyères, FR - completed
  • 2017 - Inflatable structure « Shelter » presented at « CineGlobe Film Festival » at CERN - Geneva, CH - completed

Bureau A

  • 2016 - Inflatable structure « Shelter » presented at « Soirée Sonore #2 » event at Centre Pompidou - Paris, FR - completed
  • 2016 - Sound installation « The Club », associated project for the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016 - Lisbon, PT - built
  • 2016 - Bahrain’s Radio Archive Museum - Manama, BH - ongoing
  • 2016 - Concrete house extension in Geneva, CH - built
  • 2016 - Inflatable structure for the Swiss Architects Federation BSA-FAS anniversary « Shelter » - Sicli Pavilion, Geneva, CH - built
  • 2016 - Exhibition design for artist Mónica de Miranda in CCB - Lisbon, PT - built
  • 2016 - Art installation in Amboy « Ghost Drop » - Mojave Desert, US - built
  • 2016 - Temporary installation for the Swissnex Opening Festival - San Francisco, US - built
  • 2016 - Temporary installation for « La Cité » Festival - Lausanne, CH - built
  • 2016 - Temporary installation at Parc Vernex for Montreux Jazz Festival 2016 - Montreux, CH - built
  • 2016 - Temporary pavilion for Geneva book fair « Le Cercle des Libraires » - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2016 - Art installation piece in Luc Andrié’s exhibition « ON » - Pully Art Museum, CH - built
  • 2016 - Temporary works for music and dance festival « Antigel » - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2016 - Installation piece for the exhibition « Constellation.s » - Arc en Rêve, Bordeaux, FR - built
  • 2016 - Installation piece for the exhibition « Common Ground » - Zurich, CH - built
  • 2015 - Installation piece for the exhibition « Vorstellungen. Junge Schweizer Architeten » in M:AI - Gelsenkirchen, DE - built
  • 2015 - Competition for the Swiss National Exhibition « EXPO 2027 » - CH - 2nd prize
  • 2015 - Exhibition design for the 30st anniversary of the Swiss Cultural Center - Paris, FR - built
  • 2015 - Installation piece for the exhibition « Migrant Gardens » - Piacenza, IT - built
  • 2015 - Exhibition design and masterplan for BIG 2015 (Biennale des espaces d’art Indépendants de Genève) - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2015 - Installation piece « MAIDAN » exhibited at Design at large, Design Miami/ Basel - Basel, CH - completed
  • 2015 - Daycare Centre - Geneva, CH - built (with group8)
  • 2015 - Concept store « FOOUND » - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2015 - Exhibition design for the exhibition « Beyond the Monument » - Le Commun, Geneva, CH - built
  • 2014 - Mountain hut « Antoine » - Verbier Sculpture Park, CH - built
  • 2014 - Ephemeral landscape installation « Spirulina Fountain », Ville et Champs - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2014 - Office refurbishment of BASE Geneva studio - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2014 - Public art competition (preselected) for Cery Hospital - with artist Alain Huck - Lausanne, CH
  • 2014 - Installation piece « MAIDAN » for the exhibition « Orientations », Swiss Architecture Museum - Basel, CH - built
  • 2014 - Flagship store design « L’asticot » - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2014 - Stage design for theater play « Peut-on être révolutionnaire et aimer les fleurs? » by Cie sous chiffre - CH - built
  • 2014 - Refurbishment of individual villa « Villa 110 » - Bellevue, Geneva, CH - built
  • 2013 - Public installation for Tadioto cultural conference space and garden - Hanoi, VN - built
  • 2013 - Mobile device for Tadioto cultural conference space « Tadioto » - Hanoi, VN - built
  • 2013 - Scenography and installation for the Montreux Jazz Festival 2013 - Montreux, CH - built
  • 2013 - Parole 1/24 Installation, Swiss Art Awards - Basel, CH - built - 1st prize
  • 2013 - Garden pavilion for a private garden « La Fabrique » - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2013 - Scenography for music and dance festival « Antigel » - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2013 - Installation piece for the « A.N.D. Festival 2013 » - Liverpool, UK - built
  • 2012 - Muharaq Hut exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo - with Prof. Harry Gugger - curated by Noura Al Sayeh - Tokyo, JP
  • 2012 - Public space and pavilion « Bab al Bahrain » - Manama, BH - built
  • 2012 - Public space and pavilion « Nomad », Musée du quai Branly - Paris, FR - built
  • 2012 - Public installation « Jack Bar », Usine de Genève - with Guillaume Yersin - Geneva, CH - built

Group8

  • 2012 - TT3 Tramway Public Art installation in Paris, collaboration with John Armleder - Paris, FR - built
  • 2012 - Transformation of the exhibition center of Palexpo III - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2012 - Rooftop house extension - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2011 - Offices building in the suburbs of Hanoi - Hanoi, VN - built
  • 2011 - Scenography for the Théâtre du Grütli « GRU-Stern » - with FEDERAL studio - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2010 - Group8 offices - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2010 - Office renovation on heritage building - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2010 - Installation piece for the « Nuit Blanche » at the Centre Culturel Suisse - Paris, FR - built
  • 2009 - Housing building - Vernier, CH - built
  • 2009 - Offices, conference rooms and restaurant for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2009 - Transformation of the exhibition center of Palexpo II - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2008 - Stores and offices building in the centre of Hanoi’s Old Quarter - Hanoi, VN - built
  • 2008 - Private house in Hermance - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2008 - Offices and logistic complex for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2008 - Transformation of the exhibition center of Palexpo I - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2007 - Competition for a private house - Andermatt, CH - shortlisted
  • 2007 - Housing building - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2007 - Housing building (zero energy) - Crans-près-céligny, CH - built
  • 2007 - Aviary in the Bois de la Bâtie public zoological gardens - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2007 - Transformation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2006 - Private houses - Crans-près-céligny, CH - built
  • 2006 - Competition for the Swiss Pavilion for the Expo 2010 Shanghai - Shanghai, CN - 2nd prize
  • 2006 - Two individual houses for two brothers « Twin House » - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2006 - Private house - Bellevue, CH
  • 2006 - Interior refurbishing of the International Conference Center of Geneva (ICCG) - Geneva, CH
  • 2004 - Offices building - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2003 - Offices of Geneva’s canton department of environment - Geneva, CH - built
  • 2002 - Refurbishment of a wooden cabin in the Valis mountains « Chalet Redux » - Le Châble, Valais, CH - built
  • 2000 - Hotel facilities of REAL Hotel - Nyon, CH - built

Lectures and Workshops | selection

  • 2017 - « Great apes never built houses », Haute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD), Geneva, CH
  • 2016 - University of Stuttgart lecture and workshop - Stuttgart, DE
  • 2016 - Lecture at the University of Liechtenstein - Vaduz, LI
  • 2016 - Lecture at the École d’Architecture de Versailles - Versailles, FR
  • 2016 - « Great apes never built houses », lecture at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar: Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism - Weimar, DE
  • 2016 - 1:1 Berliner Architekturdialoge: Daniel Zamarbide / Etienne Descloux at the Association of German Architects (BDA) Gallery - Berlin, DE
  • 2016 - Lecture at « Ambiguity » conferences, Maison de l’Architecture - Geneva, CH
  • 2015 - La Face Cachée du Léman, lecture at the HEIA - Fribourg, CH
  • 2015 - Secret gardens and architecture, lecture at the TH Köln - Cologne, DE
  • 2015 - Migrant Gardens lecture - Piacenza, IT
  • 2015 - The Transporter, BHSF lecture series - Zurich, CH
  • 2015 - Lecture at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) - SG
  • 2014 - Lecture at the Vydubychi abandonned factory - Kiev, UA
  • 2014 - Eu quiero nadar No Capibaribe workshop - Recife, BR
  • 2014 - Conversation Pieces workshop, Salone del Mobile - Milan, IT
  • 2014 - Don 18 - Gespräche zur Kunst und Architektur, lecture at the ETH Zurich - Zurich, CH
  • 2014 - 20 Objects, lecture at Accademia di Architecttura - Mendrizio, CH
  • 2014 - Räumlicher Stand der Dinge, Druckereihalle - Basel, CH
  • 2013 - The Harder They Come, lecture at the RWTH Aachen University - Aachen, DE
  • 2013 - Public Space, lecture at Tadioto Cultural Space - Hanoi, VN
  • 2013 - Animals, huts and Ice Cream, lecture at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers (ENSAL) - Lyon, FR
  • 2013 - School of Art & Media workshop, Salford University - Manchester, UK
  • 2013 - Zone 9 workshop - Hanoi, VN
  • 2012 - Discussions on Crisis, Geneva University of Art and Design with Luis Urculo, Rosario Hurtardo (El Ultimo Grito) and Ivan Lopez Munuera - Geneva, CH
  • 2012 - Now What?, lecture at the House of Architects - Kiev, UA
  • 2012 - Animals, huts and Ice Cream, lecture at the RWTH Aachen University - Aachen, DE
  • 2012 - Spectacular and the Speculative, lecture at the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad (FAS) - Pamplona, ES
  • 2012 - Dreaming Huts, lecture in the perspective of the History of pavilions at the Haute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD) - Geneva, CH
  • 2012 - Canactions workshop - Kiev, UA
  • 2011 - Spontaneous Islands, lecture at FestArch Architectural Festival - Terni, IT (with group8)
  • 2011 - Talks on Literature and Architecture, Rem Koolhaas and Dubai, with François Cusset (philosopher), Univ Pop PANTIN3 - Paris, FR
  • 2010 - Geneva prison explosion, Talks on Emotional Architecture - Geneva, CH
  • 2010 - Bahrain, a changing relation to the sea, lecture at Rolex Learning Center - Lausanne, CH
  • 2010 - Ideas can be anywhere, Architecture International Congress - Porto, PT (with group8)
  • 2010 - Practice, lecture at Canactions Youth Architectural Festival 2010 - Kiev, UA (with group8)
  • 2009 - Symposium on Geneva City development and identity, Centre Culturel Suisse - Paris, FR
  • 2008 - Forum de l’architecture - Bienne, CH (with group8)
  • 2007 - Theory and practice, lecture at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) - Lausanne, CH (with group8)
  • 2005 - Forum d’Architecture - Zurich, CH (with group8)
  • 2005 - « Work », lecture at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) - Lausanne, CH

Awards and Prizes | selection

  • 2016 - Public space and multipurpose building, competition - Sorbier, CH - 3rd prize
  • 2015 - Public library, « Unithèque » extension, competition - Lausanne, CH - 2nd prize
  • 2015 - Swiss National Exhibition « EXPO 2027 », competition - CH - 2nd prize
  • 2013 - Parole 1/24 Installation, Swiss Art Awards - Basel, CH - 1st prize
  • 2013 - Ephemeral landscape installation « Spirulina Fountain », Ville et Champs Landscape architecture competition - Geneva, CH - 1st prize
  • 2013 - New cafeteria and reception pavilion « Chillon Castle », competition - Veytaux, CH - 6th prize
  • 2012 - Public space for the CEVA station of Champel, competition - Geneva, CH - 1st prize

Publications | selection

  • 2017 - Dietz, Dieter., Michel, M., Zamarbide, D. (editors), All About Space. Vol 2, The House 1 Catalogue, Park Books, Zurich, Switzerland - ISBN 978-3-03860-038-1
  • 2017 - Zamarbide, D., « Great apes never built houses » in Dietz, Dieter., Michel, M., Zamarbide, D. (editors), All About Space. Vol 2, The House 1 Catalogue, Park Books, Zurich, Switzerland - ISBN 978-3-03860-038-1
  • 2016 - Banchini, L., Bondu, M., Zamarbide D. (editors), Sea Level, Boabooks, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2016 - Banchini, L., Bondu, M., Zamarbide D., « Walter, Walker, Water and Beige » in Banchini, L., Bondu, M., Zamarbide D. (editors), Sea Level, Boabooks, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2016 - Zamarbide, D., « L’impossibilité récente d’être idiot » in ON, Luc Andrié, Till Schaap Edition, Switzerland - ISBN 978-3-03828-065-1
  • 2016 - Favre Maxwell, C., Gunti, C., Le Breton, D., Zamarbide, D., Sains et saufs, exhibition catalogue, Collectif, Infolio éditions and MUDAC, Gollion and Lausanne Switzerland - ISBN 978-2-88474-827-8
  • 2016 - Banchini, L., Zamarbide D., 90 Objects from Monte Verità, with Yann Chateigné and Dylan Perrenoud, published on the occasion of the exhibition CONSTELLATION.S, Arc en Rêve, Bordeaux, France
  • 2015 - Zamarbide, D., « «Phantom zones» de la dissidence dans l’architecture de genre », in Barbezat, M., Villetard, C., A Dissident Room, Collectif, édition Art&Fiction and Musée d’Art du Valais, Switzerland - ISBN 978-2-94037-797-8
  • 2015 - Dietz, Dieter., Michel, M., Zamarbide, D. (editors), 2015. All About Space. Vol 1, The Invention of Space, Park Books, Zurich, Switzerland - ISBN 978-3-03860-003-9
  • 2014 - Banchini, L., Zamarbide D., Maïden Survey, Boabooks, Geneva, Switzerland - ISBN : 978-2-940409-66-2
  • 2014 - Zamarbide D., « Plundamentals » in Floppy Poppy Widy Matter - A -, Editions Clinamen, Geneva, Switzerland - ISSN 2297-1513
  • 2012 - Zamarbide, D., « Au bord - Pereda & Pérez : crèche et urbanisme à Pampelune » in FACES 71, Hors-ville, Journal d’architecture, Collectif, Infolio éditions, Gollion, Switzerland - ISBN 978-2-88474-654-0
  • 2011 - Zamarbide, D., « Living La vie sur un plateau. Villa urbaine à Genève. Inès Lamunière et Patrick Devanthéry architectes » in FACES 69, Affect, Journal d’architecture, Collectif, Infolio éditions, Gollion, Switzerland - ISBN 978-2-88474-634-2
  • 2010 - Zamarbide, D., « Aquarium -The crucial moment of the discovery of the underwater world » in Peep-Show, Fishes and other Objects of Desire - Milan 2010, Issue #15, Haute École d’Art et de Design, Geneva, Switzerland

Publications on the Author’s Work | selection

  • 2017 - Herzog A., W., Schluss Machen, Hochparterre n. 4/2017, Hochparterre edition, Switzerland
  • 2016 - Shelter, Igloo architecture magazine, Romenia
  • 2016 - Retreats and Escapes, C3 architecture + landscape + urbanism magazine, issue 384, C3 publisher, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2016 - Framed Space: Wooden Pavilion in Lausanne, Details
  • 2016 - Becker, S., Über Den Besonderen Moment Des Unkonventionellen, Baunetz Woche n.456, BauNetz Media GmbH, Berlin, Germany
  • 2016 - Antoine, Architectural Travel Jewels, Braun Publishing, Switzerland
  • 2015 - Sommer, K., Architektur kann auch anders, Baunetz Woche n.436, BauNetz Media GmbH, Berlin, Germany
  • 2015 - Antoine, AV Proyetos 069, Publisher Avisa
  • 2014 - The architecture of cabins and Hide-Outs, Hide and Seek, Gestalten, Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 - Poel, C., Ici et là-bas, Tracés magazine n.4, Switzerland
  • 2014 - Poel, C., La liberté n’a pas de prix, Tracés magazine n.2, Switzerland
  • 2013 - Swiss Art Awards 2013, Exhibition Catalogue, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2013 - Kaeser, O., (co-director of the Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris), L’architecture en Perruque, November magazine n.6, Switzerland
  • 2012 - The creative revival of public space, Going Public, Gestalten, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 - Forumparc, Group8 edition, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2012 - Aviary, Group8 edition, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2012 - New Andermatt, Group8 edition, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2012 - Gabor Luka, Group8 edition, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2011 - Dreier, Y., Tout un symbole, Werk Bauen und Wohnen n.11/2011, Switzerland
  • 2011 - Huber, W., Genève Bouge, Hochparterre n. 11/2011, Hochparterre edition, Switzerland
  • 2011 - Brandstätter, G., Facettiertes Logistikzentrum Mit Charakter, Modulor n. 7, Boll Verlag publishers, Switzerland
  • 2011 - Sanguigni, G., Housing State, Geneva, A10 - new european architecture n.40, Amsterdam, Holland
  • 2011 - Koch , A., Geneva, AIT magazine, n. 5 -11, Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch GmbH publisher, Germany
  • 2011 - Jeppsson, F., Personligt och lekfullt, RUM magazine, n. 5-11, Itsmedia svenska, AB publishers, Sweden
  • 2010 - Pinho, F. Dos Mares para o escritorio, Immobiliare magazine, n. 21, ad2editora, Brazil
  • 2010 - Menetrey, S., Group8 - Architectes du Réel, Baboo Time, n. 8, Flybaboo SA, France
  • 2010 - Descombes, M., Exposition et congrès, L’Heb, n. 31, Ringier, Switzerland
  • 2010 - Doerfler, V., Natürlich Künstlich, Archithèse, n. 1-10, Verlag Niggli, Switzerland
  • 2010 - Kim, H., Birdcage for exotic birds, C3 architecture + landscape + urbanism magazine, issue 305, C3 publisher, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2009 - Corps Sonore, Archizoom Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2009 - Rikers Island, Boabooks Publishers, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2009 - Aviario, Obra Minima, Arquitectura Viva magazine n.140, Spain
  • 2009 - Beaver, R., 21st Century Houses, The Images Publishing Group Pty Ldt, United Kingdom
  • 2009 - Krafte Balancieren, TEC 21 magazine n. 33-34, SIA publisher, Switzerland
  • 2009 - Bell, J., and Stataki, E., Architects directory, Wallpaper magazine, United Kingdom