SABA at "Mobile Home Project", Songwon Art Centre, Seoul

Searching for an alternative moving space, Mobile Home Project is going to be put on display from 21st of November to 19th of December in Song Won Art Center and Corner Gallery. In this exhibition, 20 groups of globally active artists and architects will participate to look for the possibility and present situation of movable spaces. 9 national-based groups are accessing topics under the social context of Korea, while 11 groups of foreign artists from Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, the United States, and Spain introduce experimental cases and alternative models on their diverse social and physical contexts.
Space was initially formed in need of human and generated distinctive architectural and life styles based on different cultures. The movement in space, thus, arises from the movement of human. Different forms of mobile home appeared in parallel to the activities of human looking for a living space, for example to escape from an uninhabitable area, for the dispossessed to discover a temporary habitat, or to migrate to a better site. Mobile Home Project is a project in relation to space that has been created from the migration and movement, and it aims to study the possibility of moving space under art and life. Basically, the project intends to research about the attempted fluid and hypothetical space project and throws questions regarding periodic phenomena.
The underlying reason of defining the form of space as the movement of space or the movement of one individual in a smaller scale lies on diverse social political background such as the limit of physical habitat or the exile from social system. The movable space- mobile home starts from the movement resulted from the realistic limit and physical incapacity. Focusing on the creative form of space resulted from uninhabitable situations, the exhibition talks about the relationship between movable space and life. The artworks of 20 groups at home and abroad approach in various aspects to discuss about life on the border, body to space, labor mobility, moving house, floating land. The Mobile Home Project will search for creative ways to involve in our lives and share possibility of constantly potential alternative model with the contemporary artists and architects.
Somi Sim (Curator)

(Source: Mobile Home Project exhibition - http://mobilehomeproject.com/; SABA's portfolio at the exhibition's website - http://mobilehomeproject.com/?portfolio=saba)


SABA at "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities", Museum of Modern Art, New York

"In 2030, the world’s population will be a staggering eight billion people. Of these, two-thirds will live in cities. Most will be poor. With limited resources, this uneven growth will be one of the greatest challenges faced by societies across the globe. Over the next years, city authorities, urban planners, designers, economists, and many others will have to join forces to ensure these expanding urban enclaves remain habitable.
Uneven Growth, the latest exhibition in MoMA’s Issues in Contemporary Architecture series (which also includes Foreclosed and Rising Currents), addresses this increasingly inequitable urban development.
In conjunction with the exhibition, this online platform welcomes the public around the world to submit examples of "tactical urbanisms"—temporary, bottom-up interventions that aim to make cities more livable and participatory.
In the scope of the exhibition, six interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners were brought together to examine new architectural possibilities for six megacities: Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York City, and Rio de Janeiro. Challenging assumed relationships between formal and informal, bottom-up and top-down urban development, the resulting design scenarios, developed over a 14-month initiative, consider how emergent forms of tactical urbanism can respond to alterations in the nature of public space, housing, mobility, the environment, and other major issues of near-future urbanization." (source: http://uneven-growth.moma.org/)

SABA 2011 Halvad project:

SABA 2013 Hiriya

SABA Summer 2013, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

SABA 2014 OccupyTLV projects:



SABA's OccupyTLV projects at the show "Mobile Home project", Songwon Art Center, Seoul

"Grey Water, Black Water", SABA's projects at the OccupyTLV tent-city, were selected to the show and archive "Mobile Home Project" curated by Somi Sim at the Songwon Art Center, Seoul.

Mobile Home Project (Songwon Art Center, Seoul, KR) | 21.11-19.12.2014

‘Mobile Home Project’ is a research and exhibition project on various cases of mobile spaces that are created and caused by people’s migration and about the life within them through perspectives of arts, architecture and design.


Pope Francis plans to build showers for the homeless

Pope Francis reportedly is working on plans to build showers for homeless men and women in Vatican City, his latest move to change the public’s expectations of the Catholic Church and to ease some residents’ suffering.
The pope’s chief alms-giver, Monsignor Konrad Krajewski, told The Associated Press that three showers will be installed in the public restrooms in St. Peter’s Square, the plaza directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, to help individuals who are homeless. The idea allegedly stemmed from Krajewski’s encounter with a homeless man who declined the charity provider’s offer to celebrate his 50th birthday at a restaurant because of his odor.

(source: http://on.msnbc.com/1xoucHH)


e.t.g.r - pavilion

The pavilion was designed based on two principles: first, the layout of the bricks, the second grid that divides the building to 9 equal squares.
Shape laying bricks actually was little structure element which has the general arrangement and form of the building containers. Pavilion typesetting grid, expressed in continuous visual structure, and expression of the roof Hbmna engineering, grid happens in parallel to each other.
These two principles together with the environment of the Pavilion (location of trees), served in the idea that we wanted to express planning is private. Grid and cover created by the arrangement does not get very walls of growing taller ones only partial closure of the building, it manages to convey in serving the private experience without barriers and without concealment.


Pucchi Mucchi Project

 The pavilion is based on the granite stone, which is a common, cheap and natural resource in the area. Therefore, we used it as the main component - stones in their original unhewn structure ("Truth to materials" tenet). The stone rises from the ground to the surface, and opposing it, the roof, which is made of bamboo, is descending to the surface from the sky, The connection is in the pavilion.
The wall is in the south part considering the path of the sun. In addition to, the wall and the platform were built in spontaneous method.

Building Process -

Materials sightseeing

The selected configuration

- Site plan 

Buildable Area: 15 sq.m
Orientation : North-East

Foundation plan -

Bringing the boulder from the site area, to use as Readymade bench 


The roof has 50 cm extensions in the northern, southern and western sides, considering the sun path.
In the eastern side there is a natural tree that provides protection from the sun.

The Readymade boulder is used as a bench, and is located in accordance with the center of the island and the tree on its natural environment.

South Elevation

Details -

Finish line -