• The Painterly Museum

    The Painterly Museum is result of one year of intensive research at Städelschule Architecture Class. My interest on this project is to speculate about the possibility of an architecture produced by painterly techniques able to produce painterly effects. My architectural strategy was to reject the linear aspects of building in privilege of the possibility of a Painterly architecture, adopting the dichotomy of linear and painterly developed by Heinrich Wolfflin in Principles of Art History in 1915. His theory is that the linear aspects of painting reinforces the borders between objects at the same time the painterly aspects blurs it. The tentative is to blur the borders of a traditional building, producing fragments like strokes, creating a whole with unstressed borders. To maximize the effects of painterly, corrugation is introduced on all surfaces. It creates different effects in different scales. It’s able to produce a series of in-between spaces, where I can allocate all my programs. At the same time, it produces a poché between inside spaces and the outer building skin. The building skin works structurally better through it’s multi-directional corrugation and redundant overlapping, creating a new kind of structural ornamentation. The spatial effect of this building is closer to the experience of walking in a forest than in the city. In the city, we orient ourselves in a a bigger and abstract way: I need to walk two blocks and turn right to reach my destination and I can walk in a flawless ground. In my proposition, it’s necessary to be constantly aware of the space - if you are not aware of the constantly changing ground or of the structure 30cm from you, you are able to get hurt - the experience is closer to hiking. This new typology that is like nature forces a new way of engagement with space. This project was part of Active Borders exhibition in BraubachFIVE gallery in Frankfurt am Main. Tutors: Johan Bettum, Damjan Jovanovic, Katharina Lindenberg. Reviewers: Jeffrey Kipnis, Ben van Berkel, David Ruy, Mirco Becker, Christian Veddeler and Holger Hoffman. July, 2015