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 Jākobsone, architect, designer

Researcher and the head of the Interior design program at Art Academy of Latvia (LV), where she has obtained her Master degree in product design. She has also 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). Previously lectured at KU Leuven Sint Lucas Gent (BE), Riga Technical University (LV) and RISEBA University Faculty of Architecture and Design.

Manten Devriendt, certified architect (nr. 1-00588), urbanist

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

COLLABORATORS

Current: Katrīna Stražinska, Lūcija Vilcāne.
Former: Kristiāna Erta, Laura Polkmane, Paula Elīza Brūvere, Laine Nameda Lazda, Elīna Paula, Reičela Paula Zapevālova, Elīza Anna Zeibote, Artūrs Tols, Lauma Reitere, Aleksandrs Feļtins, Belçim Yavuz, Alvis Berngards, Matīss Šteinerts, Anita Pumpure, Juta Davidovska, Ranay Utkelbajeva, Elīza Anete Kaužēna, Igors Malovickis, Andy Rauchut, Jonas Apers, Kārlis Narkevičs, Matīss Groskaufmanis, Kristīna Reinberga.
Collaborations with architectural offices: Lina Ghotmeh-Architecture1010au, Neutelings-Riedijk ArchitectsOUEST, Architecture Workroom Brussels.
Collaborations with artists: Andrejs Strokins, Jānis Avotiņš, Olivier Goethals, Alnis Stakle, Otto Zitmanis, Aigars Bikše, Ginters Krumholcs, Kobe Matthys.
Photographers: Andrejs Strokins, Reinis Hofmanis, Ansis Starks, Madara Gritāne, Karlīna Vītoliņa.


CONTACTS

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

WORK @ SAMPLING

We are always open for internships and consider also interesting applications for long term positions.
If interested, please send your CV and a digital portfolio in pdf-format (10 MB maximum) to info@sampling.lv.


PUBLICATIONS

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

Angled House in 'Deko' magazine (Latvia), October 2018, pages 50-56
House with Removed Walls in 'Pastaiga' magazine (Latvia), November 2015, pages 100-103
Lightened House in 'Deko' magazine (Latvia), April 2015, pages 36-41
Farming pouf in 'Project Baltia' magazine (Russia) Nr. 4/14 1/15, page 52
Enfilade House 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 (Latvia), Nr. 90, Sep-Oct 2010, pages 62-65 


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