MOB Projects - Domestic Essays / Ensaios Domésticos


11.10 _ 19h00

Carpintarias de São Lázaro

Rua de São Lázaro 7

Lisboa - Portugal

Plan Común will participate in ‘Domestic Essays’, exhibition of a furniture collection by MOB Projects in the context of Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Our contribution is ‘Bisagra’ a polymorphic device for domestic and work environments, a galvanized steel structure composed by 5 frames of 50x190x10cm.

Other participants include Bast (FR), Maio Architect (ES), Fala Atelier (PT), Sami Arquitectos (PT), Fernanda Fragateiro (PT), Boris Gusic + Lucio Crignola (CH), Aprdelesp (MX), Benjamin Ossa (CL), Martinez Barat Lafore (FR), Javier Toro Blum (CL), Alejandra Prieto (CL), Ivan Navarro + Courtney Smith (US/CL), Nicolás Aracena (CL)

Excerpt by the curators: “In an attempt to make architecture and art a shareable and comprehensible language, the scale of the furniture appears as a common ground of research, criticism and experimentation for new practices, which through a tactile and close scale, generate a series of questions around the interior space and the relation of the objects with the common world and the domestic user. Through rationality we can reach a contemporary interpretation of the world and build a theory of society, being this project a tool for reaching in a domestic way those objectives, exploring the closest scale between its creators and people.”

For more information :

Go to MOB

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Campo Comum - Conference Program 2020-2022


Felipe De Ferrari will co-direct the Conference Program by Lisbon Architecture Triennale and Garagem Sul | Exposições de Arquitetura, do Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), along with Diana Menino, for the next 3 years (2020-2022). The proposal entitled 'Campo Comum' was selected among 26 applications arriving from 11 different countries by a jury composed of José Mateus, Manuel Henriques, Madalena Reis, André Tavares and Irina Davidovici.

Excerpt : “Architecture must be understood as a strategic attitude regarding space and resources. Common Field aims to discuss architecture in its most literal meaning: a collective and strategic knowledge that is and could be applied by everyone, in any community, environment or culture, through a series of mechanisms, devices, structures and forms. To build up a Common Field requires to assess the idea of common sense, a critical concept in the present context of global neoliberalisation and political decay. Hence, we claim for a a critical and optimistic attitude towards physical and cultural contexts, policies, briefs and clients, architecture can appropriate reality, in radical and unexpected ways from research to construction —, making visible its potential and contradictions, developing projects that enable emancipatory ideas, thus building as a common field.”

For more information :

Go to TAL

'Garage Citroen' Competition

We are shortlisted along with Bast -and a team including EVP, Oxalis, Lab ingénierie, Mobius and Vpeas- for the transformation of ‘Garage Citroen’ into an student housing- including 60 apartments, 4000 m² of workshops and 1000 m² of commercial stores-. The competition is organized by RIVP.

For more information :

Go to RIVP

'St. Vincent de Paul' Competition

plancomun-st vincent de paul

We are shortlisted along with Kuehn Malvezzi, Nicolas Dorval Bory and a strong team -including Vogt, Bollinger Grohmann, Inex, Vpeas and Lab Ingenierie- for a competition organized by RIVP to introduce 185 apartments and workshops in one of the plots of St. Vincent de Paul health complex in Paris, France.

For more information :

Go to Les Grand Voisins

'Logics of innovation and change'

Felipe De Ferrari was invited to participate in the congress entitled ‘Logics of innovation and change’ held at Barcelona Building Construmat 2019. Curated by Ricardo Devesa, the congress included presentations by a diverse set of authors such as Emilio Santiago Muiño, Ingrid Guardiola, Harquitectes, Studio Muoto, Ibai Rigby, Flexo Arquitectura and Lateral Office among others.

For more information :

Go to Construmat website

Final Review at ETH MAS Urban Design


Kim Courrèges was invited to participate in the final review of ‘Inclusive Urbanism: Marseille’ directed by Charlotte Malterre-Barthes and Something Fantastic in the MAS Urban Design (Chair of Marc Angélil) at ETH Zürich. Other guests included Anne Lacaton (Lacaton & Vassal), Nicolas Memain and Sascha Delz.

For more information:

Go to MAS Urban Design website

BAP! - Biennale d'architecture et paysage


Plan Comun is invited by Kuehn Malvezzi to participate in the first edition of BAP! Biennale d’architecture et de paysage, organized by Région Île-de-France in Versailles. Curated by French architect and urbanist Djamel Klouche, ‘Augures’ is understood as a laboratory for new architectural practices and will be held at École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles, from May 3rd to July 13th.

For more information :

Go to BAP-IDF website

Common Places at Kolektiv Gallery


44 strategies for collective spaces are currently exhibited at Kolektiv Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia (April 1st-15th). The display is a plinth of 7.5m x 1m x 0.38m made by siporex concrete blocks donated by Y-tong.

Contributions by: Felipe De Ferrari (CL), Kim Courreges (FR), Thomas Batzenschlager (FR), Diego Grass (CL), Marcelo Cox (CL), Jose Lemaitre (CL), Oliver Burch (CH), Costanza Zeni (IT), Jules Salmon (FR), Kotaro Shimada (JP), Pedro Correa (CL), Cristian Valenzuela (CL), Pedro Hoffmann (CL), Luca Magagni (IT), Osvaldo Larraín (CL), Eduardo Corales (CL), Ciro Miguel (BR), Bruna Canepa (BR), Hamed Khosravi (Behemoth, IR), Arturo Scheidegger & Ignacio Garcia Partarrieu (Umwelt, CL), Cruz García & Nathalie Frankowski (Wai Think Tank, CR / FR), Miles Gertler (CA), Erica Chladová and Robert van der Pol (Liminal Office, NL), Javiera Jadue & Paula Livingstone (CL), Tomás Tironi & Christian Bartlau (CL), Cristóbal Amunátegui & Alejandro Valdés (CL), Benjamin Gallegos Gabilondo (CL), Grupo Toma (CL), Fosbury Architecture (IT), Sebastian Paredes (CL), Felipe Grallert (CL).

In the context of the exhibition Kim Courrèges & Felipe De Ferrari did a lecture entitled ‘The Practice as a Project’, introducing the last 6 years of work at Plan Común.

For more information:

Go to Kolektiv Gallery

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Chilean Architecture as a common field of knowledge


Felipe De Ferrari (Plan Común / OnArchitecture) is co-organizing a discussion panel at UC Architecture School on March 21st. Entitled ‘Chilean Architecture as a common field of knowledge’. The guests are Alejandra Celedón, Francisco Díaz (Ediciones ARQ), Arturo Scheidegger & Ignacio García Partarrieu (Umwelt) and Tomas Villalón. The discussion will be moderated along with Jørg Himmelreich (Archithese).

Description of the event: This conversation aims to reflect on contemporary Chilean architecture practice with a specific focus on a generation of young designers grown under dictatorship and formed as architects in the last part of Chilean transition to democracy (which is still ongoing).

What are their positions regarding Chilean culture? Which are the most relevant themes, trajectories and perspectives within their theoretical explorations and build projects? How do methodological, structural, conceptual and aesthetic considerations answer to social, political, geographical and economic conditions or challenge them? On the other hand, in which relation are specific Chilean strategies to the reflection of global discourses?

For more information:

Go to Archithese

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L'École Nourrie: Towards a building-generator of commons


Kim Courrèges, Felipe De Ferrari and Sacha Discors led team in the ‘intensif’, a workshop at Marne-la-vallée School of Architecture. This year the event was coordinated by Giovanni Piovene and included other tutors such as Jean-Benoît Vétillard, Ambra Fabi, Giaime Meloni, Victor Miot (obvie architecture), Léonard Lassagne (Data Architectes) or Iris Lacoudre to name a few.

Our team worked in tune with the original will by the project and the aim by its authors, Bernard Tschumi Architects: The design of the school begins from the thesis that there are “building-generators” of events. Such structures are often condensers of the city. Through their programs as well as their spatial qualities, they accelerate or intensify a cultural and social transformation that is already in progress.

For more information :

Go to Marne-la-vallée School of Architecture

Final Review at ETH MAS Urban Design

Felipe De Ferrari was invited to participate in the final review of ‘Inclusive Urbanism: Beirut’ directed by Charlotte Malterre-Barthes and Something Fantastic in the MAS Urban Design (Chair of Marc Angélil) at ETH Zürich. Other guests included Mona Harb (American University), Monica Basbous (Public Works), Gide Haidar and Sascha Delz.

For more information:

Go to MAS Urban Design website

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibition

Plan Común along République Studio (Graphic Design) and Abraxas (Lightning) were shortlisted for the exhibition display of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition to be held at Grand Palais (Paris, France) in October 2019.

Plan Común HQ in Paris


After 6 years based in Santiago (CL), Plan Común is now based in Paris. At same time we will continue developing research and projects in Chile, European context allow us to engage to new issues and questions. French architects Sacha Discors and Nissim Haguenauer (Gare du Nord) are partners in this new phase of our practice.

More information soon.

Lecture in Ghent

Plan Común gave a lecture in the context of ‘Real Estate Summer School’ organized in Ghent. The lecture -along with Raoul Sigl introducing Conen Sigl- was held in Braempoort, an abandoned commercial center in the center of the city.

For more information :

Go to Real Estate Architecture website

Proyecto Oficina #3


Double conference by Plan Común (Kim Courrèges & Felipe De Ferrari) and Umwelt (Arturo Scheidegger & Ignacio García Partarrieu) in the context of 'Proyecto Oficina', a series organized by UC Architecture School in Santiago, Chile.


For more information :

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Real Estate Architecture #3


Plan Comun invited to participate on ‘What’s wrong with the big box?’, a Workshop organized by Real Estate Architecture in Ghent, August 25th – September 1st, 2018.

Real Estate Architecture is a collective of architects and researchers whose work seeks to reconsider the architecture produced by real estate developers during the 1960s and 1970s.

The focus of the summer school will be the redevelopment of derelict commercial centres and their link with their changing urban context. Participants will work under the guidance of 4 tutors / practices: Buero Kofink Schels, Jean-Benoît Vétillard, Conen Sigl Architekten & Plan Común.


For more information :

Go to Real Estate Architecture


Workshop MPUR / Cementerio General de Santiago


Plan Común is invited to led a 5-weeks Workshop along with Wilfried Kuehn (Kuehn Malvezzi) at Master of Urban Project (MPUR) at UC Architecture School.

Excerpt of the brief: Starting from existing typologies at the Santiago cemetery such as the Mausoleo Italiano, the first step of the project resides in a thorough analysis of historical precedent. Reading for instance the spiraling ramp at the core of the Mausoleo’s tombwall as both an expression of Guggenheim-like exhibitionism and of a collective experience within the private space, we will develop notions of a commons to be defined typologically in order to generate paradoxical uses. We advance the thesis that formal rigor results in major freedom of use, giving architecture the task and at once the burden of providing social freedom by way of typological and morphological strength.


For more information :

Go to UC Architecture School

Serie Crítica de Edificios #15


Felipe De Ferrari has been invited by MARQ along with Pablo Brugnoli to introduce two exceptional models of funerary architecture: Italian Mausoleum by Francisco Brugnoli Cañas and Patio 29 Memorial designed by several authors. Commetaries by Alejandra Celedón, Pedro Correa, Francisco Díaz, Cristián Izquierdo, Nicolás Stutzin y Max Nuñez.


For more information :

Go to UC Architecture School

Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende

Plan Comun started a collaboration with Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA) to rethink its public front and sidewalk.

About the museum (by Arte Sur): "In March of 1971 was held in Santiago a gathering of intellectuals called “Operation Truth”. Among others, José María Moreno Galván came from Spain and Carlo Levi came from Italy. Moreno Galván had the idea of creating an international museum to support the Government that presided Salvador Allende. Between 1971 and 1973 the museum received more than 500 pieces including paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings, tapestries and photographs. The artworks that make up the Museum of Solidarity Salvador Allende are the product of the spirit of solidarity that inspired artists around the world who donated their works, expressing their support for social and political project that took place in Chile during the government of Salvador Allende. This factor is decisive, and results in a variety of artistic styles and medias aesthetic discourses, giving rise to a collection comprising around 500 works on display, that was shown twice before the 1973 Coup d’état. The recovery of democracy in Chile allowed the union of the artworks coming from the Museums of the Resistance from abroad to join the original background, making possible in September of 1991, the reopening of the Museo de la Solidaridad of Salvador Allende, held in the Museum of Fine Arts. MSSA is now one of the most important museums of modern art in Latin America, with one of the most representative collections of historical epoch, with 2,650 works, a figure that increases with the donation of new contemporary artists of historical significance."

For more information :

MSSA official website

Arts Abroad. A Long Deferred Museum in Honor of Allende