Yony Santos

Yony Santos is an architect based in Geneva and founder of the architectural practice TYPICAL OFFICE: a laboratory of art, space & technology, willing to rise a critical thinking about digital culture & built environments. From 2014 to 2019, Yony Santos taught as teaching assistant at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio and he frequently acts as an independent expert for several universities in Switzerland and abroad. Exposing at La Cité Radieuse de Briey in 2018 and lecturer at the Foundation Braillard architects in Geneva in 2016, his work was exhibited at Art Basel as nominee for the Swiss Art Awards 2018. Winner in 2015 of the international competition Europan (E13), he became member of the swiss national committee in 2019 and he is currently co-directing the next edition of the competition (E16). Alongside his professional activity, he works as journalist since 2016 for the swiss architecture editor espazium.ch in Zurich and regularly writes for magazines such as Cosa Mentale, Architectura Viva, MetisPresses or Puulehti. Working among others for Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner AG (CH) and architect Jean-Christophe Quinton in Paris, Yony Santos has studied architecture at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, the Polytechnic School of La Coruña, the Aalto University of Architecture in Helsinki and achieve the Leonardo Da Vinci European program in Belfast. Since 2017, Yony Santos has been working on an independent research project named dataroom(s): an architectural and urban exploration studying the relation between physical and electronic realities. His aim is to build new forms of interdependent, hyperconnected and multifunctional spaces.

(external link : www.typicaloffice.ch)
Yony Santos - Dixit - A Matter of Data
bilingual edition (English / French)
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Dixit
Second issue of the critical magazine Dixit in which the words of the architect Yony Santos from the swiss architecture practice TYPICALOFFICE and of Marina Otero Verzier, director of research at Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI), confront each other around the theme of “A Matter of Data”.
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