Sampling Architects

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Sampling is an architecture and design practice that works interdisciplinary, internationally and conceptually. It is led by Liene Jākobsone and Manten Devriendt, who founded the practice in 2010. Sampling has carried out a vast range of projects: buildings and reconstructions of various kinds of program, development concepts for larger territories, as well as exposition and product designs. Its projects have been extensively published, and received a number of awards, prizes and other kinds of recognitions. Both partners are also active in the international academia by lecturing, hosting creative workshops, conducting research and publishing texts.

Working on different scales in their everyday practice leads Sampling to the inevitable fusion of design, architecture and even landscaping into their projects. However, the focus is always on the relationship between people, space and the environment, in attempt to influence the perception of space. In their practice, Liene Jākobsone and Manten Devriendt also seek new architecture forms and expressions within the context of contemporary technological and aesthetical challenges, considering themselves a of the defining forces behind the development of the field of architecture.

Sampling ir arhitektūras un dizaina birojs, kas strādā starpdisciplināri, starptautiski un konceptuāli. To vada Liene Jākobsone un Mantens Devrīnts, kas biroju dibinājuši 2010. gadā. Kopš tā laika realizēts plašs spektrs projektu: gan dažādu funkciju ēku jaunbūves un pārbūves, gan plašāku teritoriju attīstības koncepcijas, gan ekspozīciju un produktu dizains. Biroja darbiem veltītas publikācijas, un tie izpelnījušies arī godalgas, balvas un citas atzinības. Abi vadošie partneri ir starptautiski aktīvi arī akadēmiskajā vidē: lasa lekcijas, vada radošās darbnīcas un seminārus, kā arī īsteno pētījumus un izstrādā publikācijas.

Ikdienā strādājot dažādos mērogos, Sampling projektos organiski savijas arhitektūra, dizains un vide. Taču jebkurā gadījumā uzsvars vienmēr ir uz lietotāja, telpas un vides attiecībām, projekti tiecas ietekmēt telpas uztveri un cilvēku sajūtas tajā. Liene Jākobsone un Mantens Devrīnts savos darbos meklē arī jaunas arhitektūras formas un izpausmes mūsdienu tehnoloģisko un estētisko izaicinājumu kontekstā, redzot sevi kā daļu no arhitektūras nozares virzību definējošiem spēkiem.

FOUNDERS

Liene Jākobsone, PhD, architect, designer

Researcher and director at the institute of Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture at the Art Academy of Latvia, where she has obtained a PhD degree and a 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, former head of the Interior Design department at the Art Academy of Latvia (LV).

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). Lecturer and Researcher 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), Politecnico di Milano (IT).

COLLABORATORS

Current: Solvita Karkliņa, Zane Saulīte-Zvaigzne.
Former: Luīza Stibe, Armands Līdigs, Katrīna Stražinska, Alisa Ontensone, Sabīne Vārtiņa, Olena Kudriavtseva, Lūcija Vilcāne, Agate Kalniņa, 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, Kārlis Narkevičs, Matīss Groskaufmanis, Kristīna Reinberga.
Collaborations with architectural offices: Lina Ghotmeh-Architecture1010au, Neutelings-Riedijk ArchitectsOUEST, Architecture Workroom Brussels, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen.
Collaborations with artists: Gundega Evelone, Andrejs Strokins, Jānis Avotiņš, Olivier Goethals, Alnis Stakle, Otto Zitmanis, Aigars Bikše, Ginters Krumholcs, Kobe Matthys.
Photographers: Andrejs Strokins, Reinis Hofmanis, Ansis Starks, Madara Kuplā, Karlīna Vītoliņa.


CONTACTS

info@sampling.lv
tel.+371 29396551

Office address:
Kronvalda boulevard 4,
Riga, LV-1010, Latvia 

Post address:
SIA SAMPLING
Baznicas street 7-20
Riga, LV-1010, Latvia

reg. and VAT nr. LV40103296098
bank account nr. LV22UNLA0050015445959

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 AND AWARDS

Brewery Manufaktūra - winner of the Latvian Architecture Award 2022
House 61
selected for the finals of the Latvian Architecture Award 2021

"Ļauties pārmaiņām" (Accepting change) by Ieva Zībārte in 'Latvijas architektūra' magazine, nr.161
"Sampling dara visu" (Sampling do everything) by Matīss Groskaufmanis 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)

Brewery Manufaktūra in 'Latvijas architektūra' magazine (Latvia), nr.161
Brewery Manufaktūra
in 'Deko' magazine (Latvia), April 2022, pages 10-12
Brewery Manufaktūra
in Divisare, 2022
Brewery Manufaktūra in Fold, 11 July 2022
House 61
 in Archello, January 2022
House 61
 in Divisare, January 2022
House 61
in 'Deko' magazine (Latvia), December 2021, pages 52-56
Green Pumpkin in 'Interior' e-magazine (Latvia), September 2020
Angled House
 in 'Deko' magazine (Latvia), October 2018, pages 50-56
Gutman's Cave Tourist Information Centre in Fold, 10 May 2017
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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