Dreamt Spaces

Salgado de la Rosa, María Asunción (2009). Dreamt Spaces. In: "SEAM Symposium 2009", 7 al 20 de septiembre de 2009, Sydney, Australia. ISBN 978-0-646-55805-9.


Title: Dreamt Spaces
  • Salgado de la Rosa, María Asunción
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: SEAM Symposium 2009
Event Dates: 7 al 20 de septiembre de 2009
Event Location: Sydney, Australia
Title of Book: SEAM Symposium: Spatial Phrases
Date: 20 September 2009
ISBN: 978-0-646-55805-9
Freetext Keywords: space, architecture, movement
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Ideación Gráfica Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works

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Beyond a mere interdisciplinary relationship, the symbiosis of cinema, body and architecture conveys an illusion: showing a dreamt architecture. The vision of architecture through a cinematographic filter facilitates infinite possibilities, from creating habitability conditions in impossible spaces to endowing architecture with unimaginable attributes. Aspects such as movement or dematerialization, in principle far from classic architectural values, have a familiar ring due to experiences gained in cinema. Likewise, in recent decades architecture has dared to carry out spatial experiments whose only objective is experimentation on the interrelation between body and space. Despite the importance of this question to the perception of certain architecture, during many years architects absented themselves from this field of experimentation. In the majority of the cases, as mere spectators, they limited themselves exclusively to observe the proposals of some artists and film-makers who transformed space just in another plastic material. Many of these proposals of "space alteration" were left in the dust, however, some of them established a basis for certain events to come which would change forever the traditional ways of understanding space. This new perception emerging from cinematic images poses new processes of connectivity between body and space, as we may observe in some of the works of the US Americans Diller & Scofidio, intimately related to new technologies. Others, like Philippe Rahm, focus on the fusion of biological and sensorial aspects of life forms in determinate spaces. Some like the Fabric team propose a deliberate alteration of perceiving the interior-exterior interaction of habitable spaces by means of addition and fusion. None of the above is science fiction, but we can elaborate a new architectural map with clear cinematographic references.

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