The basis for the design was to create an escape from the densities of the streets of Barcelona. To create a space that was hidden and completely contrasted the urban city’s energy. A space that blended into the cityscape on the surface, but provided the peace and calmness of a Spanish cloister.
On the street - structure appears as a greened fountain that also serves as a sitting area.
Upon Exploration - one descends into the hidden jewel, to find themselves in a serene space disassociated from the surface street above.
Media - collage, photography and sketch
EXPLORATION OF HOW ONE INDIVIDUAL PERCEIVES AND IS AFFECTED BY ARCHITECTURAL SPACE
Media - collage of images from a built scale model, clippings and images, taken to effectively represent the space of the Gallery
The Story: a loss of his wife brings a man to become obsessed with her memory. He returns daily to the place he has lost her at, mourning and torturing himself over her memory. One night he sees a suspicious man running away from him. This man drops a binder...the main character picks it up and examines it.
When he turns the pages, he discovers that it is a daily documentation of this very site. A photograph has been taken at the same time each day. As he examines the images, he notices that one day a building has pierced through the concrete pavement and appeared where nothing once stood. He hears the cries of his wife in the distance. Determined it is her, he descends towards the strange building that is before him. Entering the space he hears insane chanting and encounters strange phenomena. In the distance he hears the cries of his lost wife....he explores the building fighting his own unstable mind. This building questions his own reality and stability.
Finally he finds her, only to be faced with a cruel realization - he is the one who has trapped her here! It is his own unwillingness to let her go that has kept her in these ravaged walls. His whole reality crumbles, this building is his own mind, his thoughts, his feelings. The building is him. He faces his own reality...
We all perceive space differently, as a collection of our experiences and idealisms, we all discover and observe in our own way.