The space envelops people, capturing the fastest sensory perception. Architecture is an experience, a platform where light falls on the materials and is reflected back transformed. “The passing of time, light, shadow and transparency; chromatic phenomena, texture, the material and the details. ”

Memory is a function of the brain and, at the same time, a phenomenon of the mind that allows the organism to encode, store and recall information from the past.

The action focuses on generating an experience, the pneumatic structure acts as an interface between an outer and an inner reality, its function is to isolate certain parts of the context that surrounds us.

Framing and de-contextualizing allows us to concentrate on that on which we are trying to focus. We are able to pay a special attention, leaving aside all distracting stimuli.

This action works on the perception of time in memory.

Time from a person is subjective, but we acquire this perception through memory, namely we are not aware of present time but we of the time in our memories, more disfigured in long-term memories than in short term.

The space is almost entirely opaque, with only three openings that speak of three ways to look for a specific perception.

The first part, at the top, is transparent and positioned above our heads. It invites us to look at the sky, to experience the passing of a cloud, movement, light and formal transformation; it speaks directly of time.

The second opening is vertical. It gives us a complete view from floor to ceiling, but the width is limited. This causes any shift in direction to create a highly dynamic image. Movement takes on a vital role when talking about time again.

The third opening is horizontal and gives us a general view. This transparent strip is placed at the height of a person comfortably sitting. The picture, which it gives us, is not as dynamic as the vertical opening. However, this perspective gives us the opportunity to enjoy space, and finally appreciate over time, for example, the light variation of a sunset.

conjuntos empaticos

Action Project developed by Conjuntos Empáticos (Borja Iglesias, Héctor Maestre, Tarek Bakhos, Sálvora Feliz, Tomás Pineda, Laura Cañizares) which is a non-profit association composed of empathetic architects who join their energy to solve specific issues. Since March 2012, they have carried out some projects related to spreading and approaching Architecture to the society. In fact, their goal is to bridge the gap between these two fields and to make the most of a mutual understanding (so cracked previously). Among other qualities, they are students of the Master Degree of Advanced Architectural Projects, and also architectural partners and researchers in research teams linked to Housing and New Sustainable Structures. Their target is to be able to analyze the different architectural layers which have been unconsciously delivered by society over the years in order to reinterpret a new surrounding and emergent reality which really needs to open its eyes to the current people requirements
This experience has been undertaken thanks to the workshop provided by José Miguel de Prada Poole and Antonio Cobo from the Master Degree of Advanced Architectural Projects, that is run by the School of Architecture of Madrid.