About

1024 designs architectural and digital works,
in which sound and light scores are orchestrated within the space,
and controlled by custom computer code.

1024 architecture is a creative studio founded in 2007 by Pier Schneider and François Wunschel.

Breaking away from the notion of limits between disciplines, the studio focuses on spatial practices, digital technology, and visual effects to create unique artworks, installations, and performances. 1024 sees architecture and inhabited spaces as evolutive structures. The duo devises new and original experiences, accompanied by their associates and developers. Installations, stage design, visual arts, performances, and lighting structures are all ways of awakening our sensations, touching our bodies and memories.
From one-day projects to perennial installations, 1024 designs unique artworks that interact with their environment.

1024 = 210
1024 equals 2 to the power of 10.
1024 is a recurrent number in computer science.
1024 is a screen resolution.
1024 bytes = 1 Kilobyte.

1024 is a creative studio.

Pier Schneider
1024 Co-Founder
Architect and Artist
François Wunschel
1024 Co-Founder
Artist and Architect
Nico Merlin
First Production Assistant,
Architect, Vidéo-maker, and Musician.
Laurent Novac
Framework architect,
Multimédia Software ingeneer, and Dj.

Pier Schneider and François Wunschel met at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg.
They cofounded the EXYZT collective in 2002 as part of their undergraduate degree, experimenting with hybrid and collective architectural practice, going so far as to build their own projects.
After various noteworthy interventions under this name, the duo founded 1024 architecture to focus on the creation and production of hybrid works and installations, combining architecture and visual arts.

 

Ever since, the studio has designed and produced projects both in France and abroad. From Vancouver to Tokyo, from Paris to Mexico, 1024 has developed stage designs, performances, and architecture, from the small scale of the object to vast installations within public space.

The creative studio works with many associates from various different spheres: developers, designers, architects, and artists, to create an immersive world made up of geometry, light, sound, and movement.

1024’s immersive installations combine art and architecture,
physical constructions and digital tools, giving rise to evolving temporary or perennial experiences.

AWARDS

/ Restaurant and Bar Design Award /  Taschen / 2014
/ Innovative Software Award for MadMapper software/ 2012 / NYC – USA
/ Fooding Design Award  / 2011
/ Price of the public / Fête des Lumières  / Lyon / 2010
/ Price of the public / Zebrastraat / Ghent / 2016

EXHIBITIONS

/ FRAC Centre / Orléans // France / 2017
/ Villa Bernasconi / Lancy // Suisse / 2017
/ Galerie Aeden / Strasbourg // France / 2017
/ Mori Tower / Tokyo // Japon / 2016
/ Galerie Guepin / New York // USA / 2015
/ Exo Evolution / ZKM / Karlsruhe // Allemagne / 2015
/ Galerie Stereolux / Nantes // France / 2016
/ Centre d’art la Panacée / Montpellier // France / 2013
/ Centre d’art de Compiègne // France / 2008

FESTIVALS

/ Internationale Architectur Biennale / Venise / 2006 & 2008.
/ Nuit Blanche / Paris / 2004 & 2010
/ Mutek festival / Montréal & Barcelone
/ New Forms Festival / Vancouver / 2013
/ Cerventino International Festival / Guanajuato / Mexico / 2014
/ Fête des lumières / Lyon / 2010
/ Mapping festival / Genève / 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 & 2015.
/ Ososphère / Strasbourg / 2008, 2011 et 2017
/ Transmusicales / Rennes / 2007 & 2011.
/ Scopitone / Nantes / 2008, 2009 & 2011.
/ Festival EME3 / Barcelone / 2005
/ Festival EXIT / Maison des Arts de Créteil / 2013
/ …