The space in between
Facades always are understood as exterior conditions on a building, read as a surface problem within architecture. These problems can be addressed in many different ways, from geometrical approaches, the materials that conforms them, and through a set of proportions or an architectural order. Because of this, buildings are related to each other by the way they end; their size, orientation, materials, and the limits in which they exist; but this relation is not concerned on how the user lives and experiences the space between two or more external surfaces.
This thesis aims to define a new way of relating architectural elements and the space generated between them by observing the relationship and the possible generation of tension between them, challenging how the user perceives the overall ambience. The intention with this is to analyze the relation of exterior and interior, not trying to state which of the two needs to govern over the other, nor to define if there is a correct hierarchical relation. The intention is to generate new readings of interiority by the interaction of two exterior conditions without being related or without revealing the actual interior condition of the building.
The exterior condition of the project is conceived as a solid surface, in order to be perceived as a generic mass that aims to hide the internal condition of the project and is not related to its surrounding. This being a way to state the way this project believes buildings relates to each other in the present.
Inspired by Il Tempietto by Bramante in Rome and the anamorphic sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz, the project is based on the condition present on both pieces where a central piece interacts with its surrounding.
The Tempietto set of rules based on proportions and the use of classical elements in order to be perceived as perfect on its own. The surroundings act as an enhancing element to achieve a perception of perfection. On the other hand, the...