MATTER AND SPACE
In a society where points of reference fade, where utilitarian tries to take precedence over use, a reflection on emptiness cannot be overlooked. Expressive, symbolic, the sensitive formalization of space is essential to any composition whether territorial, urban or more confidential.
From this reflection on the emptiness are born breath and life which carries out the adequacy of the materials, the buildings and their utility. It helps in analyzing the relation of the material with its environment.
The overuse of inert materials, pursuing maintenance and longevity, frequently results in heavy environmental impacts, contested sustainability and too often mixed results.
Our approach is to give preference to materials we call living (clay, stone, iron, wood …), to give them a built environment that allows them to express their inherent qualities as time passes (resistance, patina, plastic …) , a setting where wind, sun and rain are involved, where flora and fauna recover their role as regulators.
Demography and urbanization arising from it, speed of transportation and the immediateness of information have led to a break with the wild and agrarian world and to deep imbalances between human activity and its environment. Our approach to living things aims to reconcile mankind with this yet very close past through a patient, rigorous and sensitive environmental approach.