Scenes in a Concrete Deserta

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Factories and warehouses are uniquely powerful spaces defined by their vast interiors. This spatial experience is achieved by the appearance of an interior horizon line produced by the protective extra coat of paint located in the lower half of the columns and reaching up to a person’s eye-level. This accidental datum, unique to this type of building when it is completely empty, makes the visitor feel as if in an interior desert.

Scenes in a Concrete Deserta explores the mismatching encounters described by Reyner Banham in Scenes in America Deserta (1982) and A Concrete Atlantis (1986) through the manipulation of this interior horizon line common to both the desert and the daylight factory. Through the transformation of this single datum into a series of homogeneously distributed virtual volumes, the singular space defined by the horizon line becomes a field of spatial intensities.

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Project Data

Scenes in a Concrete Deserta
Design Speculation
March 2010 – March 2011

Design Team: Sergio Lopez-Pineiro
Physical Models by: Wesley Lam, Stephen Shchurowsky

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