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Part 2 Project 2009
Constanza Rey
University of Palermo Buenos Aires Argentina
It is inevitable to react when you face the porosity and the apparent diversity of the city of Buenos Aires. Nowadays the urban reality is defined by a continuous transmission and intersection between images, experiences, codes and people behavior. Private breaks into public atmosphere and this in its return, redefines and floods the private sphere. The strategy it self is to try to be able to take control of the urban panorama and to shape it up or to sculpt it.
When we are about to start a project, many are the questions that we must consider when we analyze the city. The analysis of a specific area offers us the tools that we need to create; depends on us to discover the weaknesses, strengths, the social and formal features that open us the doors to a world of possibilities that relate to the creation process. This study, that includes mainly the senses, allows us to reveal the qualities that make clear the possible shape and substance of the building, contemplating the nature of a particular area of the metropolis that is going to embrace it.
The project aims to merge into the existing urban aesthetics without causing a huge impact, effect that may produce some sort of damage. Equipping the area with a space that is woven into the activities conducted therein, composing an unstructured environment at first sight, but aware of its own insertion, which redefines with harmony the environment that surrounds the project. Maintaining the same scale it intends to be part of the atmosphere, with no other ambition than to establish a harmonious and reciprocal relationship with it. Taking segmentation as a permanent state, and trying not to fall into some sort of imperfect modernization, it is based on a structural calculation of the city and its own porosity, and attempts to sketch a fragment of the mentioned before city.

Constanza Rey


…The notion of working at an intimate scale has been the main preoccupation of this project.
Interested in basic daily rituals,the use of domestic enviroment juxtaposed with more generic building elements.In projects like this proposal,architecture is understood as a series of intimate engagements,as something experienced haptically,by operating or moving through it rather than via an intelectuall or visual conceptualization.
Boxes ,ramps,skylights,old party walls,fragments,just pieces,parts of something bigger,something we can’t see….
This project is also about identity,searching identity of the fragmented city,the condition of being the same substance,composition,nature,properties or particular qualities under consideration…

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2009
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