MSA Stage 3 School of Architecture

Stefans Pavlovskis (he/him)

Stefans Pavlovskis (*2001) lives and works in Vienna and Riga. He studied architecture at the Glasgow School of Art and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Prof. Aristide Antonas. Alongside his studies, Stefans has participated in exhibition design and production together with Mailītis Arhitekti in Riga, which includes The Third Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art. In 2021 Stefans was awarded the RIBA Part I Bursary, and in both 2021 and 2022, he received the recognition for outstanding academic achievement awarded by the Glasgow Institute of Architects. This year he has been appointed as the leading scenographer for the upcoming 14th edition of the Survival Kit Contemporary Art Festival.

His interests include research into alternative ways of living, working and celebrating together in the world-wide free plan. He aims to recognise and unlock the latent potential within spaces and objects we already live with. In addition to architectural practice, Stefans has a strong interest in visual culture, publishing and printed matter.

Life Below the Table

Life Below the Table

A series of freely inhabitable platforms meant to outlast Glasgow’s social issues hold a collection of soft, hard, wet, dry, edible and non-edible objects and spaces. Arranged as a lean tower block clad in translucent film, these platforms facilitate access to knowledge and resources to feed the masses. The Forth & Clyde Canal now acts as a food production, preparation, storage and distribution infrastructure of which the Food Exchange is the network’s most publicly visible actor. The Exchange is in a constant state of giving and receiving, import and distribution. Similarly, its image is an ever-evolving amalgamation of everything floating along the canal by which it stands.

context in flux and so the building
slabs and columns and their most basic form of inhabitation, the case study of Carpenter Centre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
useful objects, tools, pieces of furniture derived from the objects found along the canal; these would perform a crucial task of linking the canal to the site
section in detail; ETFE facade assembly
steel flower-come-guard found along the canal banks
the exploration of the material word along the banks of Forth & Clyde Canal
living space as an ever-evolving building site
objects-in-space analysis
proposed building as a series of freely inhabited platforms akin to a picnic blanket in a field claimed by distinct objects doing distinct things