Sampling Architects

sampling /´sa:mplĭŋ/ noun
1. the act, process or technique of selecting an
appropriate sample for testing, analyzing, etc.
2. the sample so selected.

Sampling is an architecture and design practice founded in 2010 and led by Manten Devriendt and Liene Jākobsone.

Working on different scales in our everyday practice leads to inevitable fusion of design, architecture and even landscape in our projects. However the focus is always on the relation between user, space and environment. Instead of just making things and buildings we rather try to influence the perception of space.

Sampling ir arhitektūras un dizaina studija, kuru 2010. gadā dibinājuši un vada Mantens Devrīnts un Liene Jākobsone.

Ikdienā strādājot dažādos mērogos, mūsu projektos organiski savijas arhitektūra, dizains un vide. Taču jebkurā gadījumā uzsvars vienmēr ir uz lietotāja, telpas un vides attiecībām. Tā vietā, lai koncentrētos tikai uz lietu izgatavošanas vai ēku projektu izstrādes praktiskajiem aspektiem, mēs cenšamies ietekmēt arī telpas uztveri un cilvēku sajūtas tajā.


FOUNDERS

Liene Jākobsone, architect, designer

Since 2013 PhD candidate at Art Academy of Latvia (LV), where she also has obtained her Master degree in product design. She is a diplomated architect as well, has studied architecture and urban planning at Riga Technical University (LV) and University of Reggio Calabria (IT) and holds a bachelor's degree in arts (painting) at Art Academy of Latvia. Before founding Sampling worked at SZK (LV). Has tutored at the International Summer School of Riga Technical University (LV) and lectured at RISEBA University Faculty of Architecture and Design.

Manten Devriendt, certified architect, urbanist

Studied architecture and urban planning at Ghent University and Catholic University Leuven (BE), worked at Neutelings-Riedijk architects (NL), Studio Makkink-Bey (NL), SZK (LV), collaborated with Neutelings-Riedijk architects (NL), 51N4E (BE), has tutored at International Summer School of Riga Technical University (LV), RISEBA University Faculty of Architecture and Design (LV), teaches at Ghent University Faculty of Architecture and Design (BE), founder and member of the board of the Belgian-Luxembourg Latvian Business Chamber (Chamber of Commerce), local representative Vlamingen in de Wereld.

COLLABORATORS

Current: Anita Pumpure.
Former: Juta Davidovska, Ranay Utkelbajeva (UZB), Elīza Anete Kaužēna, Igors Malovickis, Andy Rauchut (US), Jonas Apers (BE), Kārlis Narkevičs, Matīss Groskaufmanis, Kristīna Reinberga.
Technical support: Bollinger-Grohmann Ingenieure Sarl, SDG Structural Designer Group, A.Ābeles inženieru birojs.
Collaborations with artists: Olivier Goethals, Alnis Stakle, Otto Zitmanis, Aigars Bikše, Ginters Krumholcs, Kobe Matthys.
Photographers: Reinis Hofmanis, Ansis Starks


CONTACTS

SIA SAMPLING
Baznicas street 7-20
Riga, LV-1010, Latvia
reg. and VAT nr. LV40103296098
info@sampling.lv
tel.+371 29396551


PUBLICATIONS

Article about studio Sampling in 'PROCESS 3. Jaunā arhitektūra Latvijā' (Latvia) red. Ieva Zībārte ISBN 978-9984-49-690-0
Sampling as one of the design promoting organisations of Latvia by the Forum of Latvian Design (FOLD)

Apartment IJ in 'Pastaiga' magazine (Latvia), November 2015, pages 100-103
Apartment JB
in 'Deko' magazine (Latvia), April 2015, pages 36-41
Farming pouf in 'Project Baltia' magazine (Russia) Nr. 4/14 1/15, page 52
Apartment BD in 'Deko' magazine (Latvia), October 2014, pages 60-65
Farming pouf in 'KOTI JA KEITTIO' magazine (Finland) nr.6-7/2013
Farming pouf in 'ACTIEF WONEN' magazine (Belgium) nr.196, March 2013
Farming pouf in 'AZURE' magazine (Canada) March/April 2013
Farming pouf in DESIGNBOOM.COM 25 November 2012
Gaujmaļi Country House in 'Latvijas architektūra' magazine, Nr. 90, Sep-Oct 2010, pages 62-65 


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