A TASTE OF ARCHITECTURE | Gilles Schneider
May 15 @ 18:00 – 20:00
A TASTE OF ARCHITECTURE – Degustation evening!
Gilles Schneider: Presentation of Master Thesis in the field of Architecture
15.04.23 @ 18.00
We experience most of our environment with our sense of vision. About 90%. This pushes other senses like hearing, touch and smell in the background. Outstanding is, that our sense of taste does not even make it on the list.
In my thesis called ‚A Taste of Architecture‘ I am trying to figure out ways to find a deeper connection with the place we call home. After all, our homes should welcome and comfort us and be our safe space. I want to achieve a stronger connection by putting my sense of smell and taste in the spotlight. I am dismantling my home, layer by layer, in order to get a better understanding of what materials it consists of.
I am making myself a sandwich out of the materials that I can find. I am cooking wood, I am baking plaster, I am tasting brick. I am making architecture edible.
Please join me at the degustation of my home.
Gilles Schneider was born and raised in Luxembourg. After finishing secondary school in the subject area plastic and graphic arts, he pursued a bachelor’s degree in the field of architecture at the Technische Universität Wien in Austria. Going forward with the master’s degree, he took an exchange in 2021 at NTNU in Trondheim and never left. Still finishing his master’s degree for the TU Wien, he is living now since two years in Trondheim.
Gilles has been part in the builders’ team of the architecture students exhibition PRÄSENZ in the summer of 2020 in Vienna. As well as designer and builder for the pleasure infrastructure kanalWAL, claiming the huge liquid space of the Danube canal for the public in Vienna.
In his master thesis, Gilles looked at ways to experience architecture with the sense of smell and taste. Making architecture edible in order to find a deeper connection with the place he calls home, was the premise. The outcome were plaster flavoured bread buns, glass lollipops and plastic summer rolls.
He is happy to continue his design studies in the field of interior architecture and furniture design at KHIO in fall 2023.