Architecture is anchored to each situation and for that is conjunctural. We understand the work’s context as the specificity of the place and individuality of the client, according to several dimensions. The physical, temporal, cultural, historical, economical, social, constructive and functional dimensions are the history and the main subject of the architectonic design. For us, there is no pre-established language neither formula that gives an answer to a specific problem of a transformation in which we participate.
So, each project is involved in the specific problems that it faces, seeking to capture, question and synthesize all the constraints in order to challenge and not simply harmonize with them.
This is how the context will enhance the generation of an idea, working as a kind of territory that sustains it.
Idea is the keystone of architecture. Keystones define the structure of the construction and establish spatial order. Similarly, the idea organizes and provides the content and intent to constructed form. It is an immaterial construction materialized in a physical form.
Idea is the syntheses of all elements that embody architecture. All elements converge in the idea. Architecture without ideas is vain, is pure empty form.
Think, think, think. Feel, feel, feel. Discern, behold the foundation of any idea. Objectively, the idea is more precise the better it responds to the constraints of the project, having in mind the individual as the main focus, the capacity of being materialized and generating a meaning that remains in memory and time.
Spatial experience by the individuals is essential for each and every architectonical work, because it synthesizes the whole previous process culminating in the final purpose of being lived. For us, architecture only exists if is lived.
We understand as spatial experience the perception, comprehension and interpretation of a determined space. For that, we demand ourselves the production of a multisensory and not merely visual and barren architecture that remains in memory, a profound architecture that integrates the senses with memories. We emphasize and manipulate the spaces, materials, textures, colors, smells, lights and shadows, considering criteria of proportion and scale, to be captured by the senses, to provide physical and emotional comfort and to contribute to the creation of atmospheres. These atmospheres, which result from the dynamic interaction between objective architectural elements and subjective perception, last in time and memory touching the soul.
We also consider that architecture needs to provide space to indetermination. This ambiguity allows a spontaneous and mutable appropriation of the work, bridging the gap between architecture and the reality of each one’s life and writing chapters of an ongoing history.