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Patrik Schumacher Studio
Assistant: Christos Passas

Ermis Chalvatzis (Greece)
Chen Jian (China)
Natassa Lianou (Greece)
Andri Shalou (Cyprus)


KRAMA is the exploration of a Proto-tower which, as its name implies (from the Greek κράμα//krama = alloy), is a synthesis – mixing and developing relations between multi-systems and subsystems to ultimately produce one interconnected soma – one organism able to perform as one unit with its inherent intelligence and rules. Thus KRAMA, sited at Tromso, Norway proposes a new type of habitation for this area: a social network that is able to accommodate and ‘protect’ the residents from the harsh climate and the lack of sunlight. Moreover, its fibrous materiality converts our creature into a cluster of bundled, aggregated and mutated luminous veins, able to trigger social interactions and collective behaviours and interrelationships. KRAMA is therefore a matter of relationships between people, as well as between tectonic systems and subsystems of the structure, while the inherent micro-intelligence of each organism generates local adaptations and global variations evident in the everyday changes of human nature and life.