This phrase is generally used to refer to any Marc who, on occasion, takes his time to correct a professor in a large, tired lecture hall. His objections are futile because in the end his tiny brain gets defeated by the years of experience the Professor has, henceforth no net benefit is given to the class, except for the complete waste of the student's valuable time. The resulting "smaq" down by his fellow students is called "SMAQ-ing"
SMAQ designs environments.
Within a reality of interwoven and counteracting components: buildings, landscapes and infrastructures SMAQ’s tactical insertions intensify modes of inhabiting the urban.
SMAQ’s projects actively reflect the ecologies of the site. ‘DotsAndLoops’ and ‘Isotop’, for example, transformatively map the conditions found and emerge as permeable systems that recondition the given aggregate. Procedures of negotiation - like in the ‘Sarajevo Concert Hall’ design – generate architecture as the missing link between opposing components within the range of requirements and demands. In fully engaging the context, they are local catalytic interventions releasing potentials on a larger scale.
SMAQ’s methods mesh the elastic thinking of diagrammatic relations with the physicality of precise volumetric and material definition. In the ‘NdokZ’ project the resulting flux between field and object sets free a joyful multidimensional spatiality.
Since the exploration of the matter ‘site’ is understood as an integral part of SMAQ’s practice, the uncovering of spatial parameters beyond pure phenomenological categories has become a driving force for many of the works. Projects like ‘Highway Housing’ utilise the capacities to work with dependencies and motion within computer-aided delineation. The development of instruments to reveal trajectories of change and magnitudes of influence is subject of SMAQ’s investigat...