Something Fantastic

Something Fantastic is an undisciplinary architecture practice aiming to combine a strive for novel beauty with ecological, social and political responsibility. The firm was founded 2010 by Elena Schütz, Julian Schubert and Leonard Streich and its broad outlook outlined in the 2009 manifesto “Something Fantastic” has generated a body of work encompassing all scales and a wide range of collaborations (for example with Lacaton & Vassal, Yokohama National University, Buchhandlung Walter and Franz König, CCA, Artek, the Flemish Government Architect and many more). In 2016 the studio designed the German Pavilion at the 15th La Biennale di Venezia opening up the building with four large wall cuts. Currently the studio is designing a housing type that adapts to changing spatial needs during a lifetime and is outlining the term Eco Techno Future via a set of physical and theoretical projects. The three partners have taught the postgraduate program on Urban Design at ETH Zürich from 2012 to 2019 shaping an idea of inclusive urbanism as well as how to plan cities instead of settlements, and are now directing the Space Department at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam exploring the potentials of  post-disciplinary spacial practices in the light of ecological and social crises.