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Holes of Matter is an architectural practice that focuses on exploring the gaps that exist in the relationships between social structures and spatial organizations. Holes of Matter is located in Buffalo (New York, USA) and it is led by Sergio Lopez-Pineiro.

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Spatial Fields

In order to open up the space and free it from preexisting social structures and cultural programs, Holes of Matter designs continuous, homogeneous, and non-hierarchical fields. Read more …

Olmsted’s Blank Snow in COLDSCAPES

Olmsted’s Blank Snow has received an Honorable Mention in the competition COLDSCAPES organized by the Center for Outdoor Living Design (COLD) at Kent State University. Watch the movie!

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What I Did Next

On February 27, 2013, Sergio Lopez-Pineiro presented “Field Work” as part of the 2012-13 Princeton University School of Architecture Lecture Series What I Did Next. Lecture is available on Vimeo.

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The Project of Soft

On February 8, 2013, Sergio Lopez-Pineiro presented “Olmsted’s Blank Snow” at the launch of Bracket 2 at Studio-X NYC in New York.

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On Error

On January 23, 2013, Sergio Lopez-Pineiro presented “Unneutral Neutrality” at the Banham Symposium: On Error organized by Thomas Kelley, 2012-13 Banham Fellow, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo.

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Olmsted’s Blank Snow in Bracket

Olmsted’s Blank Snow has been published in the second issue of Bracket. Read more …

Holes are Things

Inspired by Carl Andre’s dictum “A thing is a hole in a thing it is not,” Holes of Matter explores the gaps existing in the relationships between social structures and spatial organizations. Read more …

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Bring your Wheels

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Scenes in a Concrete Deserta in Scapegoat

Scenes in a Concrete Deserta has been published in the third issue of Scapegoat. Read more …

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Proposal for the American Flour Warehouse

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Shade Cabin

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Colors of the Wind

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Catch of the Day

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Shade Cabin Foundation Mockup

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Shade Cabin Density Studies

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Banham in Buffalo

Scenes in a Concrete Deserta has been published in Banham in Buffalo: 5 Years of the P. Reyner Banham Fellowships at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture by Oro Editions. Read more …

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Olmsted’s Blank Snow The Movie

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Hypostyle Hall

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White Space in The Believer

In Terms of Art: New Language from Contemporary Architecture by Scott Geiger.

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Olmsted’s Blank Snow

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Olmsted’s Blank Snow Textures

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Scenes in a Concrete Deserta

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Olmsted’s Blank Snow is Melting

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Olmsted’s Blank Snow Time Lapse

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Olmsted’s Blank Snow in the Boston Globe

In Rethinking Snow by Courtney Humphries.

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Storm at Olmsted’s Blank Snow

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How to Do a Thesis in Archinect’s Top 10

How to Do a Thesis: Practice Models as Instigators for Academic Theses makes it to the Top 10 Most Requested Features on Archinect for the year 2010.

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Playing in Olmsted’s Blank Snow

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Declaration of Intentions

The work developed by Holes of Matter is positioned at the confluence of design and the public realm as a way of exploring the interdependence, or lack thereof, between social structures and spatial organizations. We are committed to exploring these relationships through both practice and research, but always keeping design as the central and agglutinating factor of these explorations. Read more …

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Plowing Olmsted’s Blank Snow

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Olmsted’s Blank Snow in Progress

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Olmsted’s Blank Snow in Co.Design

In Buffalo Professor To Turn Snow Into a Colossal Work of Art by Suzanne Labarre.

Olmsted’s Blank Snow in Buffalo Rising

In Olmsted’s Blank Snow: A Snowscape by Julia Foy.

Olmsted’s Blank Snow in Good Magazine

In Video: Choreographed Snow in Buffalo Becomes Winter Park by Kyla Fullenwider.

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Olmsted’s Blank Snow Press Release

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Reconsidering the Enabling Architect

“Reconsidering the Enabling Architect” has been published in arq: Architectural Research Quaterly. The article discusses the current relevance of architects’ enabling capacity and proposes Blank Architecture as an alternative model to The Architecture of Persuasion, as it was best described in Learning from Las Vegas. Read more …

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Grant for Helicoidcity

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Studies for Olmsted’s Blank Snow

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One Slope Fits All

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Proposal for Olmsted’s Blank Snow

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How to Do a Thesis

On March 7, 2010, Sergio Lopez-Pineiro presented “How to Do a Thesis: Practice Models as Instigators for Academic Theses” at the 2010 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Read more …

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How to Do a Thesis in Archinect

How to Do a Thesis: Practice Models as Instigators for Academic Theses is now available on Archinect. Read more …

White Space in BLDGBLOG

In Igneous Hydrology: Landscapes on Demand.

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NYSCA Grant for Olmsted’s Blank Snow

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People

Sergio Lopez-Pineiro is the founder of Holes of Matter. Read more …

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White Space

“White Space” has been published in the journal Places. A photo essay by Sergio Lopez-Pineiro, “White Space” shows how everyday snow plowing practices—practices with no artistic or design ambitions—have the capacity to transform snowed-in parking lots into beautiful winter gardens. Read more …

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Space Clearing

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Double-Sided Tube

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UB Reporter on Architectural Blankness

Sergio Lopez-Pineiro and his work on architectural blankness has been featured in the UB Reporter.

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Imprecise Infrastructure

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Contact

Please send your message to info(at)holesofmatter(dot)com. Thank you.

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Swelling Depths

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SkyParkWay

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International Seminar on Urban Form 2009

On September 5, 2009, Sergio Lopez-Pineiro presented “The Blank Meander” at the International Seminar on Urban Form in Guangzhou, China. Read more …

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Playful Infrastructure

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Silent Garden

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Three References

The following three references illustrate our theoretical foundations and can help the reader locate our work within the architectural discipline. Read more …

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