Tête-à-Terra is our way of celebrating life, culture, art, dialogue, and hope.
Tête-à-Terra is where nature’s vastness meets human design. Created in collaboration with Mono Earth and Kalebodur, by combining the unique soils of Cappadocia with waste fragments from ceramic production, it is a space for random encounters and moments of pause. As you step into its intimate shelter, the stacked bricks form opposing surfaces that offer diverse vistas, captivating the eye with beauty and inspiring us to create a more harmonious and sustainable future. Within the project’s essence, it becomes evident Tête-à-Terra is also a clarion call for the present and the future.
In a world increasingly driven by progress and technological advancements, the pavilion invites us to pause and reconnect with the natural world, serving as a sanctuary where individuals can find solace, groundedness, and support. Tête-à-Terra’s primary objective is to cultivate an environment that encourages meaningful human interactions while underscoring the need to shift our perspectives, recalibrate our priorities around sustainability, and realize the potential of regenerative design through the lens of global and local communities.
ATÖLYE Architecture: Gizem Akın, Seda Duran, Aleyna Türker, Mono Earth: Çağlar İşbilir, Can Cumalı, Fatih Yazar, Kalebodur: Duygu Ekinci Erdem Günsür, Pelin Özgen Piker, ATÖLYE Communications & Visual Design: Funda Çevik Dinsdale, Nikkole Mojica, Melissa Clissold, Başak Aras
Community & Partners
Mono Earth, Kalebodur
Year & Location
2023, Eindhoven (NL)
Dutch Design Week 2023
Product Design, Installation Design, Experience Design