1024 architecture: Pierre Schneider & François Wunshel


It all begins with Exyzt where Franz, co-founder of the multidisciplinary collective and designer of Etienne de Crecy and Vitalic scenographies, met Fernand, member of “Father Divine” with Mike Ladd (signed on the legendary NYC based label RoiR). Euphorie was born. Created by 1024 Architecture with the support of Arcadi (founder of Nemo festival in Paris), the audiovisual performance reconsiders the guitar hero myth by replacing the old device with “neon guitars”. Both intimate and surprising, Euphorie plays on the spectator experiences in contemporary theater as well as in electronic music, offering the audience a brand new approach.

Founded in 2008 by Pierre Schneider (born in 1977) and François Wunshel (born in 1978), both educated at the Strasbourg School of Architecture, 1024 is the fruit of the desire to make the constructed world and the virtual world communicate to offer an enhanced vision of architecture. A new architectural adventure, emblematic of an era in full digital revolution which united these two a priori identical profiles to create a completely new entity. Architects producing video performances or designers building temporary buildings, the duo runs counter to the rules of a profession being perpetually redefined, going as far as producing and marketing their own software, MadMapper.