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20
Nov
'14

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Museums: #2 Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Restricted Competition, 2005 (Finalist)

The monument to the Ghetto Uprising, which stands in a large void without physical significance, surrounded by anonymous, ghostly buildings, interested us as a presence colonising the site. It stands on a big podium, establishing a new topographical layer and introducing a mark, a new scale of new facts.

We were also interested in the limits, the streets, but not for their form; instead we thought of them as channels, as lines of connexion, pipes for fluids. more »

Exhibition: Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art

18
Nov
'14

Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art features works by, between others, Josep Lluís Mateo.

This exhibition is the first in a series of exhibitions that aim to initiate a dialogue between architecture and contemporary art. Co-produced by LUMA Foundation and gta Exhibitions, based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, the show invites the latter’s renowned Department of Architecture to enter into dialogue with the city’s exhibition venues. more »

Josep Lluís Mateo at Lectures on Contemporary Architecture

13
Nov
'14

Poster conferenze Novembre Polimi 2014 RV03_solo verde.indd

More info about the lecture here.

11
Nov
'14

prague

Museums: #1 Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall

Between sky and earth

In the grounds of Prague Castle, among various palaces currently reused to house the National Gallery, the brief was to design a small building that provides an entrance to the museum complex.

Two parallel surfaces organize what used to be an empty space without weighing it down: one forms the floor, the other the roof. more »

Memo

03
Nov
'14

Build fire and read
the future in smoke

Carry out ash
and scatter over head more »

Fire

03
Nov
'14

The ancients saw fire as the primeval element, the origin of the formation of matter. In our field, architecture, fire is associated with energy, with the thermal adaptation needed for human life, and for handling and producing the materials (iron, glass, food) that are fundamental for survival. Fire is a synonym for the flow of life, which architecture serves. more »

Air

27
Oct
'14

At a basic, primary level, our buildings rest (downwards) on the ground, on the earth, and extend (upwards) into the air, into the sky.

The earth meets the need for anchorage, and the air offers the possibility of expansion, opening, taking off.
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On Ventilation

27
Oct
'14

In indoor spaces, air has to be continuously removed and replaced by fresh air taken from a clean external source to maintain good indoor air quality, since it relates to the health and comfort of the building’s occupants. Ventilation removes pollutants and prevents build-up of odours, and in extreme cases removes smoke, biochemical species and other hazardous materials. more »

On Roofs

20
Oct
'14
House Secchi, Ftan, Engadin, 1987

House Secchi, Ftan, Engadin, 1987

Looking at architecture in connection with water, the first premise is that a house should not leak. This constructive aspect targets the roof as a protective, cantilevering element. It is interesting to realize that, in the vernacular tradition, the shape of the roof is closely connected to changing local amounts of precipitation: flat roofs in more or less arid zones and steeper, pitched forms with greater altitude and latitude. more »

Water

20
Oct
'14

Formless: water adapts to the container.

Colourless.

Tasteless.

Odourless.

Moving: instability, dynamic behaviour.

Change of status: liquid to solid, and, when frozen, its volume increases. However, it is not only the consistency that changes, more »


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