The Dream of Space Produces Forms
16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Freespace
Architecture is the art of designing and constructing buildings. Form in architecture is the material response through construction of a program and what we call space is what exists between construction, a physical fact, and the ideas that justify architecture. When space, intangible and weightless, goes beyond what is strictly necessary and expresses the beauty of utility, arises the freespace that feeds Architecture.
Freespace is inhabited by people, but it can be defined by light, time or sound, fundamental tools in project design. Any space is perceived from an "inside" and has a clear concave character, because solids define and condition it.
Our proposal inquiries about the "convex" condition this space as if it were an imaginary solid that could be "seen from the outside". Freespace is represented in six public buildings as the spatial homothetic between the surrounding surfaces of its convex space (solidspace) and its concave space (voidspace). Six projects are analysed with this method, in which sound, light or time are determinant in the dimension and form of their interior freespace and we wonder if we could find in those new forms other architectures independent of those that produces them.