A place to show, display and give meaning. This exhibition shows the architectural processes of design,
construction and use of buildings, through material that is accessible to everyone. To exhibit an architectural
process means showing documents generated in phases before and even after the building is completed.
If designing in architecture is described as an array of actions and verbs that synthesise a thought process that
generates space, the prepositions within this construct a position of awareness which relates the subject to its
location in the space (before, beneath, between, from, in, toward, until, on, behind...), and above all, link
architecture with those involved (of, against, without, at by, with, for...) to enable us to design, produce and
transform our everyday spaces. The prefix ‚??pre‚??, usually refers to something earlier, but it could also anticipate
future situations, future events.
Teams participating in the exhibition will display their architectural processes through a project with drawings,
photography, models and audiovisual material to show the ideas process, construction and use of projects
developed in various areas. The architects involved have a pragmatic and experimental approach, which
condenses and manifests in an intense relationship with the urban, cultural and productive environments of
architecture. Their work processes, techniques and materials meditate between the spirit of an era (Zeitgeist)
and their own ingenuity (Erfindergeist).
It is possible to find in the architectural processes, understood as a spatial practice and vital material, some
contradictions or unsolvable aporias. However many historical aporias have been resolved by a change of
worldview, paradigm shift, episteme or technical improvements. Perhaps one can think of such aporias as
indications for and beginnings of other forms of risks, however these risks can lead to testing new ways of life
in the sense of space, material and architectural speculations. So suggests the architect and historian Felicity
Scott, who highlights in the text A Swerve (2012, Un viraje), the opportunity in identifying the current situation
and participating in confronting it.
The spaces at CentroCentroCibeles, following the program at CAAC Sevilla 2014 and Mostra Espanha Evora 2015,
bring together various areas for reflection: Living Dwelling, Processing Projects, Sharing Spaces and
Housing is a pragmatic and experimental project, where everyday activities are added together and overlap to
build a common space. The exhibition shows the investigation and experimentation work for the construction
of individual, groups and collective habitats. These are projects of creation, adaption and reconstruction of
everyday life spaces. Living Dwelling presents processes about individual, group and new collective habitats,
through proposals such as Compromisos circulares (bRijUni arquitectos), Didomestic (elii), Pequenas
grandes casas (PKMN), the Alojamientos en Aldeia de Acor (Rui Mendes) and platforms for research and
action as masqueunacasa.org (lapanaderia), among others.
Project processes exhibited show a critical and reflexive attitude toward the cultural, economic and social
environment in which the projects were developed. The concept of agent or assemblages adds value in these
links between humans and objects (artefacts, buildings, nature, landscape and territories) to reveal the
relationships and the mutual transformation processes.
In the Processing Projects section, you can see these projects from the participating architects which show a
critical and reflexive attitude toward the cultural, economic and social environment in which the projects were
developed such as: Politics of Fabrication (Canales & Lombardero), Sin artificios (D.Jimenez, J.Olivera),
Trazabilidad proyectiva (MEDIOMUNDO arquitectos), Desplazamientos (CUAC arquitectos), Trilogia del
desvelo (Sol89), Sitio de fado na Casa da Severa (J.Adriao), My Space (MEK), e-container (Eboo), among others.
T0 get to know the social agents, the material and techniques that are available around our building sites
shows how global technologies (standardised, serial, industrialised) and local techniques (trades, workers, local
professionals) overlap in the design process and its construction. Knowledge and skills are shared,
accumulated and transmitted through interaction throughout the project up until the built work, something
that directly affects the use and the timeless evolution of the architectural proposal. The use and construction
of the common space is consolidated in processes where the architecture, as critical spatial practice,
incorporates dynamics and works into the neighbourhood. Processes are accompanied by an intense social and
cultural programming focused on the training and the project of different spaces. Overcoming legal obstacles
in favour of the legitimacy of the process of creation and enjoyment of the common spaces.
Sharing spaces includes projects that use and make communal spaces for social interaction and work with the
local neighbourhood. The processes carried out are shown by La carpa: espacio artistico (Recetas Urbanas),
Plan Canada (Todo por la Praxis), El Trebol (Arquitectura Expandida), Diagnostico Intramuros (Infusiones
Urbanas) and Lyceum Passoa Manuel (V.Mestre, S. Aleixo).
The thinking landscape projects incorporate an intense paradigm shift in the architectural reflection. The
landscape from the architectural project simultaneously reformulates spatial concepts and materials, both
natural and artificial, local and global, to generate new perspectives on a territory always under construction.
Thinking landscapes is dedicated to processes that have this landscape as an argument, projects such as O
abrigo (A. Pedro, P. Ribeiro), Casa en el monte (R. Lacour), overlapping processes and dissolving landscapes as
Invernadero (J. Garc√≠a-Germ√°n) or Paisaje en R√ľgen (Studio Wet).
Un-built projects are also displayed like Puerta Nueva, Atrium of the Alhambra (A. Siza and j. Domingo
Santos), which runs through a decision-making process, still on-going, explaining the difficult (very difficult -
says Siza) continuity between memory, heritage, and the global nature of their everyday life prepositions.
Projects that are already in use, such as the access and visitor canopies at the Catedral de M√°laga, which show
the rigorous project processes that its authors, (G. Ruiz Cabrero, M. S√°nchez La Chica, A. de la Torre Prieto) title
A hombros de gigantes (Shoulders of giants).
Other teams reflect on architecture itself, with projects such as ¬ŅQu√© es Arquitectura? Se√Īor Ministro,
arquitectura es‚?¶(kauh arquitectos), research and cross-displinary action groups such as Fronterias (AiPaC)
and publishers Recolectores Urbanos and Vibok Works.