The studio’s experience designing and building Structures of Landscape served as starting point for the research behind the Towers of Landscape, presented in the first edition of the Orleans Archtitecture Biennial. This research questions whether it is possible to partially dislocate such experience and operate in the city, as a countermovement where ‘nature’ can be newly built to invade some of the spaces reserved for efficient industrialized structures, where the natural and the artificial blur and architecture is allowed to refer to the space of the mountains, the canyons, the cliffs, and the caves.
The design and construction of the four towers – each one based on a different concept – unveils the magnetic relation between people and the spaces of nature, the spaces that incarnate nature, that enact nature or that simply refer to it in relevant ways. Whether it is their roughness, their wilderness, their low resolution, their continuous transformation, their connection with the essential and disconnection with urban environments, their lack of determination that liberates the spirit and excites the imagination… or all of the above, such spaces, structures, and images connect with our inner being...[+][+]
Autores del proyecto Authors of the project
Antón García-Abril & Débora Mesa
Javier Cuesta, Borja Soriano, Álvaro Catalán, Michele Matteo Marcotulli, Massimo Loia, Areej Alchalabi, Mónica Acosta