esfera soterrada
undergroung sphere


FAUP. Maio 2017. Para o Workshop Internacional I: Iinvisibility in Architecture – Exhibition in Public Garden. Tutor: Arquiteto Helder Casal Ribeiro. For the Internacional Workshop l: Invisibility in Architecture. May 2017. Tutor: Arch. Helder Casal Ribeiro. O presente Workshop Internacional pretende a exploração de temas focados no diálogo entre arte e arquitetura, com o Jardim das Virtudes como lugar de experimentação. A proposta consiste numa esfera oca, em betão, quase completamente enterrada num dos socalcos do jardim. A forma foi inspirada pelo significado simbólico das formas geométricas puras de Étienne-Louis Boullée e Claude Nicolas Ledoux. Ambas as entradas, escuras e apertadas, opõem-se à claridade e desafogo do espaço central. The present international design workshop aims to open a discussion focused on the dialogue between art and architecture, set in an historically multi-layered environment with specific urban landscape conditions, promoting the identity of place as a main design conductor. The design expresses a concrete hollow sphere underneath one of the many platforms of the Virtudes Garden, providing a space for silence, with no function. The design was inspired by the symbolic significance of the pure geometrical forms of Étienne-Louis Boullée and Claude Nicolas Ledoux. Both of the entries have a tomb like feeling followed by an opposing voided space.












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