Collection by MATERIA



The design questioned the double purpose of an architectural space. In its most pragmatic sense it limits and allows the placing for the objects intended for its operational use: the function of eating, sleeping, reading, cleaning, showering, guarding. In a broader sense, the space embodies and abstracts time arousing a sensory experience: the desire of nourishing, dreaming, learning, purifying, and contemplating.

In this sense the space for the guard, the time keeper, is twofold. A “room” holds all of his biological needs and belongings. No “finishes” are obvious to differentiate floor versus walls or ceiling, nor do any colors or textures denote the objects as the function without desire becomes sterile and futile. A second adjacent chamber is devoid of objects and delimited
by bare materials and textures: wood, stone, concrete, black clay, light and shadow.

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