ARCH: Build the emptiness

METHOD / Thinking and seeing at emptiness as a design strategy that supports the construction of a place.

TECHNIQUEEmptiness is a tool and a method of experimentation that allows the identification of strategies that improve a physical place that human can occupy spiritually.

AIMS / Working from a context that reaffirms the importance of emptiness in all gestures and actions, which constantly confront the constructed space and the natural space where we live daily.

STRENGTHS / Development of the perception and need for the existence of emptiness using the creative process as a means of awareness. Like Eduardo Chillida and Jorge Oteiza´s sculptures, emptiness is no longer an absence, but a matter present in the built space. We speak of active emptiness, that is, an emptiness that generates and provides symbolic and identity spaces.

5 to 12 November

Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto:

Alberto Lage  (