Official site / www.new-territories.com

Blog on / an architecture “des Humeurs” / www.new-territories.com/blog/architecturedeshumeurs

the chorizo syndrome [anarchist controversy]


The Chorizo Syndrome

[anarchist – robotic controversy]

… incarnations of Thoreau (1) and Proudhon (2), one facing his political isolation to re-discover a monist (3) relationship, the other promoting the success of a bottom up urban social contract (4) in which they have both participated in the past, sharing their protest, illusions […]

Concrete ‘anal-play’

Concrete extrusion / The Mika Show + Schrodinger Paradox / 1.5 t fiber concrete + chemistry + nozzle trajectories feed back / shapeless – reactive engineering

Two BKK makations with RMIT/Melbourne _ IKA/Vienna

Beast, Human and gods


Movies / Frac Orleans / 2016 / animism-vitalism-machinism

















S/He would rather do FICTION MAKer










S/He would rather do FICTION MAKer

20 years after “He(s) / She(s)”, his first exhibition at the Frac Centre-Val de Loire, the “architect” and his friends have been invited for a “1993-2050 flashback”. The exhibition will retrace … years of scenarios, productions, and controversy… “eILe Pr_FAIRE la FICTION” presents itself as a story in four acts – Here and now, […]

Inti{M’}Bassy / / Are we Human !!


Int{M’}Bassy / Are we Human ! _ makation#7 / worKshop / application 10th May /

In the stuttering of languages and European politics / At the occasion of the Biennial of Istanbul 2016 / SexPolitic&Robotic[but]Architecture / Do a small Embassy / flirting with the forbidden

[a project of synesthesia / Political _”PORN”_Computational-Robotic]

Application […]


New-Territories / MindMachineMakingMyth / …a research on NEOTENY / rOB-fAB-sTASE-insTASE-eXsTASE-inTIMITY-…………..ex-TIMITY

With Francois Roche, Camille Lacadee, Stephan Henrich, Daniela Mitterberger, Vong Wongkillalerd, Bnjamin Ennemoser, Joey Jacobson.

With the help of Graham Foundation, CNC France

———————- ‘’Ex-Timity’’ consists in a ‘model-prototype in process’ along with a short film, both derived from the tale ‘Councillor Krespel’ by […]


The next COMPUT/DIY 2016 / Instanbul Biennial

BLOG / http://www.new-territories.com/intMbassy/

‘’a mind-sexual temptation Embassy / in the pursuit of “The Köln symptom’” / a special shelter on the European Territory facing eastern survival drive, wild migration, cultural confrontation, protoracism and real prosecutions / an anthropotechnics research and fabrication with robotic expertise and human pathologies’’


Fiction a[ll]most

Robot a(LL)most

Lecture “mythomaniaS” / january 2016




We are pleased to launch one of the first Kickstarter architecture project/…. Just NOW


An experimental mutualism host (the swiftlets and the dwellers) in Thailand

Visit the page and ….help make it real….



A month with LabM4 + Michigan Ann Arbor in BKK

Sound – voice for RSI (real sensor interface) perturbations of trajectories/stochastic Concrete[I]Land- fiction-short movie (8mn)


(bkk mαkkαsαn)

a ‘post-culture’ spasm


The Bowl of mad-mud

In the muck-dirt-turd / […]


The Vagabond & the Machine / Tourette Syndrome and RSI (kinect sensor) for 450 Glazed-Clay Components / LabM4-RMIT / with support of the Centre for Design Practice Research (D___lab)







Symmetric pathologies / strikethrough life […]





Alp Mountain…Innsbruck / Jan 2015 /

On the pursuit of Ötzi / Scenario – Props – Movie …

Innsbruck Architecture University / M4

I’m the unknown Ötzi proto-human friend / lost in the whiteness i could spoil / for limited time / preliminary condition to rebirth everyday / / to […]

… FB (dis)lik – back



bkk / mindmachinemakingmyths / Upenn / 2014

Credits: New-Territories / M4 / UPENN / with Camille Lacadee, Francois Roche, Devin Jernigan, & Vongsawat Wongkijjalerd. Actor / Nui, Scenario crew, Jacqueline Martinez, Walaid Sehwail, Rhea Gargullo,Peter Wildfeuer, Film direction / Jacqueline Martinez, Cinematography /Walaid Sehwail, Audio […]


20 storytelling

∑ days

Movie released / ∑ days / 6mn

…it is about the compulsion that moves the body towards animality… an orifice that summons… it speaks and promises absolutes… it becomes the impossibility to resist the call of the embassy, the call of desires…

The situation is of dialogue, an exchange between a Diogenean human and […]

Feral Child Odyssey

in the Deep Wild Thai Forest for 3 weeks of immersion at the research of the Feral Child Expedition-Odyssey / 20 people / Scientific, Biologist, Ethnographer, Architects,…& Hunter / Blog / http://www.new-territories.com/blog/DIY2014/



BKKLAB opening

30 June 2014 / 7 PM / Opening of the LAB M4 / MindMachineMakingMyths / Non-Profit Academic inter-zone /5 Stores Building on Chao Praya river [eIf/bʌt/c] / Institute for contingent scenario / (including 6 axes robot, 3d printers, 3d Scanners + Spindle, Extruder, Plasma and other cutting, forming, additive, substractive systems…+ HD Camera, SteadyCam, […]

Timidity Symptom (fragment) / an Allelopathic Antitode to Flagshi(P)t

In the obscenity REM Biennal / weak position / See the video of ‘Timidity‘ on http://www.new-territories.com/blog/?p=1531

and all exhibited videos links of on http://www.new-territories.com/props.htm



(The mister Jourdain’ syndrome)

Obscene was the Venice Biennale of Rem Koolhaass

On one side the fetishism of the industrial products and components (Italian International Pavilion) and on the other the celebration of the political failure of the world… as a naive agitprop able to wrap the architect with politically correct conscientiousness… self-complaisance for this […]

Last texts/Articles/Monography


…….http://www.amazon.com/Francois-Heretical-Machinism-Architecture-Territories-com/dp/1291883800 ///100 pages


…….http://as.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118535480.html ///10 pages

…….http://www.anycorp.com/log/25 /// 96 pages

…….http://as.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470746629.html /// 10 pages

…….http://www.ambra-verlag.at/en/gam-10-intuition-and-the-machine ///10 pages

…….http://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-Uncertain-Cornell-Journal-Architecture/dp/097850612X / 8 pages

…… http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ad.772/abstract

…… http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119978653.html / // […]

french stinky french

2 open letters following the European Vote last Sunday (National Party winner).

2 lettres ouvertes, au dimanche soir du 25 May 2014 / Adult Contents




My dear friends…

What have you done ?

The {K}ultur you are carrying as a flagship, the >>>> in random order Barre, Migayrou, Alba, Arlot, Chaslain, […]

P.r.o.p.(s) / M4lab


Bangkok LAB


Small resume of last episodes of ‘Free Time’ production since 2012/ Props in India+Thailand+Austria+Grece…

and some short cut movies / -Although (in) hapnea / – … Would have been my last complaint / –Beau-strosity / –Terra Insola / […]

TimiditySymptom (preamble)

Movie in three acts (5mn)

-The architect and The Little Girl

-The Museum Guard

-The Client

(for the V. Biennale 2014 / Opening in June)

an history of Prince-toontosteron

From: Sent: F Roche To: Alejandro Zaera-Polo

I’ve to react… sorry to be the first but everybody is thinking perhaps the same….on his own…about you..boy

The invitation at the origin was only concerning people I respect… at the origin of the shifting>>>

But for some reason, a ‘stupid Spanish’ has been included without any attention […]

‘∑ days’

BKK / 2013 / RMIT / New-Territories / Movie ‘∑ days’ under editing / with Gwyll Jahn, Mark Kowalyov, Agatha Partyka, Jack Mansfield-Hung, Daniel Balacich, Lynda Nguyen, Christopher Ferris, Khunakorn Terdkiatkhachorn, Victor Wong, Grant Trewella

Machines for Rent



Experiments by New-Territories

Text / N.T. / Francois Roche – Camille Lacadee

Machines / N.T. / Francois Roche – Stephan Henrich (including some LAB-usc/angewandte)

There are many machines, so many desirable machines that in fact pretend to do more than they are doing. In the pursuit of pataphysics – the branch of […]

Timidity Symptom / O-museum

Design documents extracts/

Movie / http://www.new-territories.com/blog/?p=1531



Scenario / Design documents extracts /

PROLOGUE / A ghostly emergence amid a jungle… sombre […]


Just arrived in BKK for ‘Timidity Symptom’ prototypes and other stuffs

Tourette’ Syndrome

Development of a non linear G-Code between sliding track and XYZ positioning nozzle (extrusion polymer Gun) / Francois Roche with Wes Mc Gee and Michigan Ann-Arbor Master Class / Research course on language and stochastic feed back (winter 2012) /

Tourette syndrome or Gilles […]

French Dialogue

A small dialogue ‘french talking to french”

Le bateleur / “Rentrez ! Messieurs, Mesdames“….dans mon espace d’Architecture paramétrique, géométries complexes, design procédural : si vous êtes convaincus de l’intérêt de ces nouveaux outils pour la conception et la modélisation de vos projets, ce message pourrait vous intéresser. Autrement, vous avez peut-être gaspillée 23 secondes de […]

feral child

After the two sessions 2012-2013 / New DIY-workshop / Scenario-Computation-Machinism

Thailand in the deep forest / 1-21 July / Applications on http://www.new-territories.com/blog/DIY2014/

Application Closed / 15 people selected / But we can add one more if special motivation / On email DIYcrew <diyworkcrew@gmail.com>



Yona Friedman®

French + English Version

‘From Radicalism to Idiotcracy, From Y.F. to P.S.’

At cross-purposes

As multipurpose as a Swiss army knife, shunted back and forth every which way between art and architecture, he is at once an alibi, a foil, a spiritual father, a defeated ideologue whose scars are an atonement (the […]


Last book-monograph /

English Version / Italian Version

Order / Amazon

Color / Hard copy / 10 euros





Gsapp 2013 / Last installation with Pork Intestines (2km) and master class / Catenaries + Shrinking / About the transformation of a controlled trajectories from Computing to Biotopes affects…


Although (in) hapnea

Movie 14 mn / BKK / 2013

Open Vimeo in Internet Explorer for a smooth viewing… With sound head set … (Vimeo compression doesn’t work on Chrome and Mozilla Firefox)

Although (in) hapnea from [eIf/bʌt/c] on Vimeo.



production: New-Territories

co-production: Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Graham Foundation Chicago, CNC Dicream

a film by: […]


Evolutionary structure test for Beacon Dia Art Foundation (north NYC) / Scenario with Pierre Huyghe (2004) /

Alloy memory shape experiment / transformation with low voltage / 2004 / test visible at Pompidou Center

© New-Territories [eIf/bʌt/c] François Roche, Camille Lacadee



Beau-strosity / Movie 3mn>>> https://vimeo.com/78893958

(Beau)strosity is set in the slum of a BKK

megacity in which all assumptions of complex

political cultural structures coexist in continual

violent struggle. What the journalist discovers

is an insidious infiltration of an incestuous

phenomenon, a structure that is an embodiment

of the […]

Terra Insola

Terra Insola is a collective enterprise of scientific storytellers, speculative archeologists, regenerative engineering, deviant-mythologists and dirty-physiologist exploring the mythic figure of Ariadne as an archetype of a modern feminist, living within a suspended time between two stages of her life, in the time between her relationships with Theseus to Dionysus, between the macho-man and […]

Schizoid 1.0

Alterated States


Outdoor (Krems-Austria)

Indoor (Air de Paris)

Alterated States


New-Terriories / [eIf/bʌt/c] / Francois Roche-Camille Lacadée

With Carsten Holler

It’s about the choreography of several dancers, several mind-machines, disarticulated and in disequilibrium, petrified in four different positions, […]

«…mais je te vois…nue »

Small shop of 40 m2 / Ken Okada / 1 ter rue de la Chaise / Paris /


«…mais je te vois…nue »

C’est une boutique de vêtement, japonais, à Paris, elle-même, découpée comme un patron d’habillage-desabillage, une invagination, […]

Lecture Tokyo

Hapnea / interzone

Although (in) hapnea (short movie)

[eIf/bʌt/c] Camille Lacadee, Francois Roche




Terra Insola

DIY – Worshop / Greece / 2013

Content / Conditions / Location / http://www.new-territories.com/blog/Crete

Deadline / 30 April 2013 / email for registration / terra.insola@gmail.com


Last GSAPP research

Nostalgia Paradigms


All (n)certainties research / http://www.new-territories.com/laboratoriesteaching.htm


Robotic Scenario / Crits / Michigan / Taubman University + GSAPP – Columbia University


LOG#25 Event

Reclaim Resi(lience)stance

Event POSTPONED to 8th DEC…Colateral effect of Frankenstorm

Event / evening / for the Releasing of LOG#25

“Beauty Bar” 6:30-8PM / 231 E 14th St / 8 dec 2012

New York / ID Card for over 21 / Speeches Bubbles, Drinks & Manicures


François Roche_ […]


Text for e-flux / http://www.e-flux.com /


“gre(Y)en” This seems to be a history of the stuttering between Green and Grey, between chlorophyll addiction, the dream of an ideal biotope re-primitivised and re-artificialized in pursuit of paradise lost, of Eden […]


(introduction of LOG#25 / about capitalism, technologies, masochism, machinism and languages…)

Reclaim Resi[lience]stance//….R2

I am an imposter. They told me so… finally… it’s out… What am I to do now with the life of agreeable fakery that binds me, in claimed feebleness, to things and to people, to suspect humanity. We could wonder about this…, […]


Co-Curating a dark side night at the 13th Biennale of Venice / 28th of October / Somewhere on the Laguna

The Menu:

(in)Toxic Sublimini

A recipe for the feedback of repulsive magnetism, screaming “poiesis” in the syrupy distressnessless misunderstanding. Three ingredients of the sublime: the noble, the splendid and the […]


Reclaim Resi[lience]stance / Releasing of LOG#25 / July 2012 / New-York / Guest Editor F. Roche

Inky (FR back tatooed for Log#25 issue)

Order / http://www.anycorp.com/log_current.php

Tribe: Pia Ednie Brown, Alisa Andrasek, Ezio Blasetti, Sebastien Bourbonnais, Shabnam Hosseini, Francois Jouve, Matthias Kohler, Sanford Kwinter, Camille Lacadee, Stephanie Lavaux, Sylvia Lavin, Antonio Negri […]

A mind illusion’s fab for a ritual’s report

The movie title: “would have been my last complaint” The shell-ter title: “Devil Trap” From the workshop in India: http://www.new-territories.com/blog/india1/

“ It would have been the last

Leaving my condition unresolved

I […]

deamon in venice-BKK

Installation low-cost: 2500 euros

For Jitti’s Demon In Venice chroregraphy performance, in the pursuit of Thomas Man’s novel…with an apparatus trying to contain the invasion of the epidemic disease, the Cholera, trying to repulse the wind of Death and its somberness to preserve the particles of life scattered behind the illusory protection […]

Experimentation on human park

Experimentation on human park […]

Outback (n)certainties

Final crits / RMIT-UTS / Blog on http://www.new-territories.com/blog/rmit.uts

5 Scenario and 7 Diaries to negociate (or not) the hostile conditions on Australian Outback


Comput-DIY / 25 may – 25 june 2012

INDIA / Gokarna / A workshop which is thinking-doing a shelter which is doing a movie /

OPEN for architecture students (application below)

François Roche (Columbia GSAPP university) / R&Sie(n) / www.new-territories.com

Ezio Blasetti (UPenn, GSAPP, Pratt) / www.ezioblasetti.net

Stephan Henrich / (USC-Angewandte Guest) […]

Next Lectures

-Yale, YSOA, USA, “The Risk(s) of Hiring Me”, 2 April 2012, http://www.architecture.yale.edu/drupal/events/lectures

-BKK, Bangkok, Thailand, “unancitypated futur”, INDA, Faculty of Architecture of Chulalongkorn University, 11 February, 6PM

-Hanover, Germany, Contractworld, “fiction as practice, practice as H&N”, 17 January 2012

-Istanbul, ARCHTHEO conference, “Stories”, 24 November 2011

-Munich, academy for fine arts, “no title”, 3 Nov […]

the Last Crits GSAPP / (n)certainties

Studio Francois Roche (link) / GSAPP / Columbia / 116 street / 1PM – 5PM http://www.new-territories.com/laboratoriesteaching.htm Final review the 9th of december 2011 Location GSAPP / Room 114 Avery Hall (architecture department, Basement)

with : Molly Nesbit / Lydia Kallipoliti / Rirkrit Tiravanija / Pierre Huyghe / Roland Snooks / Ben Aranda / Danielle Willems […]

Civic Mimic



New-Territories / R&Sie(n)

Une piste de dance, un « Stage » pour Richard Siegal a Chaillot, entracte de William Forsythe, dans le foyer, pour des performances live….. Spectacle et légèreté mises en abime…chaotiques, cacophoniques…Il semble qu’il se soit passé quelque chose ici… et les murs ne sont pas amnésiques…du temps ou le jazz […]

Reclaim Resi[lience]stance

Log 25 Spring/Summer 2012 Reclaim Resi[lience]stance Guest Editor: Francois Roche Deadline: February 15, 2012


Call it madness, if you want . . . but the new world knows only resistance . . . when I bend in order to avoid accepting the rules and their authority, I am destroying the foundations, I am insulting […]


15 November 2011 / Opening of International competition (under 30 Y) / for scenario + fabrication / Bordeaux-Artigues / France / Architects+Artists+Landscape designers /

blog : http://www.new-territories.com/blog/ithasbeenhere


“it has been here”

« ça s’est passé ici »


“Grass produces neither flower nor sermon on the mountain, nor airplane carrier, but in the […]



Uranium as both “legitim pananoïa & UV pathologies’ marker”






Free the ZOO


-Public protest against the “razing – sterilizing” of Paris Vincennes ZOO -Protestation Publique et Petition Contre le “Carnage” du ZOO de Vincennes

SIGN IT…on BLOG: http://www.new-territories.com/ZOO

“This blog is a protest against the voluntary manipulation and intellectual corruption being used to eraze or sterilize the first French Theme Land Park, where nature […]

Paris ! Lecture

“Heshootmedown” / Korea / 2009 / R&Sie(n) / François Roche, Stephanie Lavaux…. with Stephan Henrich (robotic)


Launching of Twitter – R&Sie(n) / End of May 2011

Pseudo: @RSie_n / http://twitter.com/RSie_n


Competition with Store Front / New-York

Guest Curator / Eva Franch

Concept – Juror / François Roche


_animated gif / click_

Submission / End of June

This competition calls for a radical reimagination of the current relationship […]

Lecture Columbia-GSAPP-NY

-22nd September / Gsapp / Francois Roche-R&Sie(n) / Ecosophical Apparatuses & Skyzoid Machines / 6:30PM / Wood Auditorium / Avery Hall

_an architecture “des humeurs”_ on the road

Fragments of _An architecture “des humeurs”_ / Basel-Graz / 2010

More on : blog/architecturedeshumeurs/



The Isobiot®ope installation unfolds a scenario about a mineral element which is able to indicate the degree of UV crossing the stratosphere through its after glowing appearance (pigment of Isobiotrope exited by the UV ray) and by this way revealing the degree of Ozone degradation at the origin of some human pathologies.


On Saturday 17 July an international exhibition, Swarm Intelligence: Architectures of Multi-Agent Systems, will open at Architecture SH in HKU’s Shanghai Study Centre near the Bund, Shanghai, China.

Swarm intelligence is a revolutionary new theory for explaining how the world operates. It has already transformed a number of disciplines […]


Biennale / Venice / R&Sie(n) Speeches / Video of 5mn

Click on link – picture or here to get the 5mn speeches


Dialogue / Natanel Elfassy – François Roche / 2010 Published in LOG /Spring-Summer 2010 / Thanks To Cynthia Davidson The only thing the reader will see marching past him are inadequate means: fragments, allusions, strivings, investigations. Do not try to find a well polished sentence or a perfectly coherent image in it, what is printed […]

Weeping prototype



The carp and the rabbit

(french version on http://www.new-territories.com)

Opening of satelite of Pompidou Center, Metz, 11 may 2010.

Guiheux-Migayrou and Guignol-Rambert walk arm in arm, flaunting their self-satisfaction. That’s not the least of the day’s paradoxes, but it’s especially intriguing: these two fake figureheads, each seemingly so unlike the other, exposing themselves […]


Biennale 2010 / topic / “People meet in architecture” / Venice Biennale / 2010 / International pavillon / Arsenal / © R&Sie(n)

Components of after glowing as UV radiation sensor


Meeting […]


Interview (architecture “des humeurs”)

(French version on http://www.new-territories.com)

Protocols & Process / Dialogue between R&Sie(n) and Caroline Naphegyi (check the blog on the research “architecture des Humeurs“)

In the case of “Architecture des Humeurs”, released two month ago at the Laboratoire, Paris, and opened until the 16th of May, could you describe how your studio […]

Weeping prototype

Mould (5 axes machine) + Master

Weeping prototype

The melancholy of a fragment weeping its own substances. As a protocol of life span he will slowly shrink on itself to become a flake, a “souvenir” of what he pretended to be.

Without “raison d’être”, its non existence affected his physicality, reduced to tears […]

(n)certainties / Biennale of Venice 2010

6 studios of Research in the pursuit of “I’ve heard about” experimentation will be presented at the next Biennale of Venice / Austrian Pavilion, curated by Eric Owen Moss

The pursuit of (n)certainties biotopes

Several teaching course titled “Uncertainties” has been developed through 5 universities, in Master Class and Cross […]

Hypnosis chamber at dawn

Hypnosis chamber / Japan /


Phosphorescent bubble

First prototype of Glass Component for the project “thebuildingwhichneverdies” / http://www.new-territories.com/laboratoryoflight.htm


Hypnosis chamber by night

Towada / end of reassembling

Speeches from LA

A. Neimark / F. Roche / Los Angeles / december 2009

AN: Do you have a portrait to fit with this interview ?

FR: NO. You asked if I had an portrait to go with the interview ! For fifteen years now, we censured our own portrait to represent R&Sie(n), we use an Avatar. This […]

Hypnosis chamber “assemblage”

Towada /Japan / February 2010

an architecture “des humeurs” (2)

Initiated by Le Laboratoire, 4 rue du Bouloi, 75001 Paris / 2009-2011

All documents on: blog/architecturedeshumeurs/

PDF Catalogue (english) / 2 mo

AD (Architecture Design-text/pictures-10 pages) / 18 mo


an architecture “des humeurs”

From January 22, 2010, the studio R&Sie(n) will render visible a project exploring new modes of architectural structuring and transaction:

– One aspect is comprised by computational, mathematical and machinist procedures designed to produce an urban structure following certain protocols. These successive indeterminate, improbable and uncertain aggregations will rearticulate the […]

“Interview” (french)

Interview de R&Sie(n) par Martin Le Bourgeois et Léopold Lambert,

MlB : Le pouvoir de l’architecte, plutôt que de le déléguer aux hommes ou aux usagers, vous préférez le déléguer à des machines, ou à la nature (cf : spidernet). Quand vous perdez le contrôle pourquoi ne le remettez vous pas aux usagers plutôt […]




Glass-Components fireflies Uranium component /radioactive after-glowing […]





cnc 5 axes / hypnosis chamber 2009 / 5 Containers […]

web / www.new-territories.com

Blog starting point october 2009

Next lectures


Spring 2011 /

-Roma (Maxxi – 23 January) / by Stephanie Lavaux / R&Sie(n)

-NY (Cornell – 2 February) / “Speculations, Fictions, Here and Now / Skyzoid machine & Ecosophical apparatuses” /

-Toronto (University of Waterloo – 4 February) / Key Lecturer at “Fourth Natures” event /

-Los Angeles (UCLA […]