Our objective will be to precisely define projects based on the simultaneous presence of three conditions:
1_ Place. Here, it is the city, at the border, with the presence nearby of nature. Surrounded, dialogue with the exterior in continuity or in opposition. The exterior.
2_ Content. Use. Interior. Conventional briefs (dwellings, offices…) seen from a special viewpoint that aims to discover the magic of the everyday. To analyse, observe and propose new conditions of use.
3_ Material. Our projects, always starting with abstract visions, take form, become intelligible, by means of material. Architecture as the expression of physical, material culture.
In our studio, we set out to relate idea and material, to define the consistency of the object and study its phenomenological conditions.
Form, as a variable to be discovered (rather than the starting point) in relation to its exterior, to its content and to the material, will be the objective of our action.
Josep Lluis Mateo will be in residence on the following dates: January 23, February 3, 5, 17 and 19, March 3, 5, 24 and 26, April 7, 9, 21 and 23, and May 5 and 7.
He will be available for optional desk crits/meetings on January 22, February 4 and 18, March 4 and 25, and April 8, and hours outside of studio time as arranged with the instructor.