Presented in the Exhibition "Living and Utopia"
Participation in architectural exhibitions and competitions, including case studies as part of the research conducted in architectural practices, allows architects to think and design more creatively, free from the restrictions imposed by the daily routine of their profession. Nowadays, they are challenged to re-examine the notion of space, its characteristics and perceptual rules, the behavior of people and their actions inside and outside of it. In every case, the dilemma cannot be set with “deterministic” means, as a dichotomy that either leads to a “minimalistic” architecture or to the “worship” of form and its exaggeration. We are aware of what architecture is, but we do not know what it could be, thus, constant research is needed.
In this framework, we perceive the “building” as something that intervenes in the urban space allowing “incidents” to be born, which motivate a person mentally and emotionally, inspiring to see from a different point of view not only the architectural unit, but the city as well.
Therefore, on the occasion of the participation of our practice in a recent exhibition, the case study “The Incidental Building”, expresses through the design the above intentions and reflections. In this symbolic composition, urban contradictions and discontinuities are concentrated in the form of a legacy which maintains the diversity alive. The fluidity of the boundaries is correlated to the way in which the new means of expression assimilate the material world, in order to redefine it.