Estudio Botteri-Connell, Experimental Brick Pavilion, 2015.

Photo: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

Time Space Existence - Biennale Architettura 2016

Time Space Existence - Biennale Architettura 2016

“The human as a being-in-the-world situates himself in the architectonic place where he inhabits”
Martin Heidegger

Reflecting upon space and time is, above all, to become aware of our existence, our being-in-the-world. This makes us think about the significance of architecture and takes us back to the primitive shelter under the protection of the primary caverns, thus forging with humans a close bond: the transcendence of an art thought for humans’ habitat.
The architectural work is the extension of the subjectivity of the being that inhabits it; they mutually complement and transform in time: the present, as a chord of simultaneous sounds, nourishes itself from the past and the future, conditioning our consciousness of the here-and-now. The architect interprets and translates into solid matter the needs, wishes, dreams, plans, and memories that constitute the aura where the being displays his everyday existence.
The work acquires real significance in the daily experience of inhabiting. Do we actually know how works of architecture are inhabited?
The answer could be revealed by gathering the owners of three architectural works done by the Studio so that they themselves describe everyday experiences that are softened by the veil of architecture. Therefore, we become aware of our existence in relation to the architectonic habitat; we establish the invisible threads that connect us with its primitive essence and, mainly, we learn to dwell within ourselves.

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  • Title: Estudio Botteri-Connell, Experimental Brick Pavilion, 2015.
  • Creator: Photo: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla