Shape & Material 2

After a critical analysis of these first models to find their intrinsic principles, a 1:250
scale model of the high-rise will be individually constructed. In this second stage,
we will experiment with other stiffer materials such as wood, metal, stone, terracota, plaster, glass wax, weaving and so on, discovering new possibilities for the high-rise building schematic designs. Local material culture could be explore and

Creative explorations on material and construction possibilities drawn from the richness
of local culture as alternative to global mainstream mass production could be explore, as well as local artist work (Doris Salcedo, Eduardo Ramires and specially Olga de Amaral)

Reference Books:
– De Amaral, Olga: Threaded words: works, Washington, D.C.: Embassy of Colombia
to the United States, 2004.
– Doris Salcedo: Doris Salcedo. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
-Villegas, Liliana: Artefactos: Colombian crafts from the Andes to the Amazon. New
York: Rizzoli, 1992.
– Valérie Vergez: Jorge Oteiza, Anglet: Atlantica, 2003.
– Eduardo Chillida: Sculptures and works on paper, London : Annely Juda Fine Art, 1992.
– Lee, Jenny (Ed.): Material Alchemy, Amsterdam: BIS, 2014.
– Ursprung, Philip: Herzog & de Meuron : natural history, [Montreal, Quebec] : Canadian Centre for Architecture ; [Baden] : Lars Muller Publishers, 2002.
– Küng, Moritz (Ed.): Conflicts Politics Construction Privacy Obsession: material on the work of Christian Kerez, Ostfi ldern, Germany : Hatje Cantz, 2008

We also recommend to visit Tate Modern “Between object and architecture” exhibition at the new extension by Herzog and De Meuron.


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