Three References

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

1. Regarding Blankness:

“In a house in Seville, Spain—the Casa de Pilatos—there is an empty room and an empty loggia, which somehow has the quality of emptiness that I am trying to define. […] Bringing out for the seasons—much in winter, little in summer. Bringing out for festivals—of the church, or of the family. Putting away for renewals, putting away for sadness. Thinking about it now, the empty room is the same as the empty stage.”
Peter Smithson, “The Response to the Glut.”

2. Regarding Fields:

“The field describes a space of propagation, of effects. It contains no matter or material points, rather functions, vectors and speeds. It describes local relations of difference within fields of celerity, transmission or of careering points […].”
Sanford Kwinter, “La Cittá Nouva: Modernity and Continuity.”

3. Regarding Gradients:

“In other words, what is “the architectural” in an edifice? We can begin to answer this question by noting that, strictly speaking, architects design frames. […] The frame reduces architecture to its most basic expression and allows us to formulate a concept that derives directly from Eugène Dupréel, whose philosophy was centered entirely on the notion of frame of probability.”
Bernard Cache, Earth Moves: The Furnishing of Territories.

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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 …

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Holes of Matter is a design practice that focuses on the gaps found in everyday spaces and appearing due to mismatched relationships between social structures and spatial organizations. Led by Sergio Lopez-Pineiro, Holes of Matter gives form to these gaps in buildings, landscapes, and cities.

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 …

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

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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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