Urban intervention for the Performing Architecture program curated by Ariadna Cantis for the Lisbon Triennial Close, Closer in 2013. Carried out with the support of ACE Acción Cultural Española / Roca Madrid Gallery / Roca Lisboa Gallery.
Superhatch proposes a 1/1 scale analog reinterpretation of the hatch, a digital tool commonly popularized among designers through digital drawing programs.
1/1 SCALE ANALOG REINTERPRETATION:
As architects, urbanists, designers, we are used to spending a large amount of time designing in front of our computer, most of the time without direct involvement with the “piece of city” that we are “fictionalizing” and using “own” coding and communication systems which express and mean very little to future users of “our” design.
In this self-absorbed and digitized act of design we are often accompanied by a number of tools, including those called “Hatchs”, “shading” or “patterns”.
Within the curatorial project “Performing Architecture” of Ariadna Cantis, as an associated project of the Lisbon Triennial “Close, Closer”, we invited through Superhatch to offices of Portuguese architects to propose “Hatchs” in 1/1 scale to be mapped in the “Iglesia de Sao Domingos” square in Lisbon, not only as design patterns that will transform the intrinsic space of the square, but as a common tool for debate around public space. In this way, each “Hatch” has a written declaration of intent associated with the design of the new urban pattern.
CATALOGUE OF PROPOSALS:
The 17 proposals received use the semantic and transforming capacity of the “Hatch”, either associating features of the urban identity of the plaza, the adjoining church or the history of the city with the design itself, the activating capacity through flow lines that transform the existing ones. or urban games, even other capacities, whether self-critical, purely referential and even educational.
Superhatch appears as an open platform in which the most commented proposal, “Release” by Humberto Conde, which is committed to targeting the entrance of the church through a pattern of moving doves, was mapped at 1/1 scale with black plastic tape as an active way of approaching the public space of the square and a tool for communication, transformation and intermediation between us, the Portuguese offices participating in the call and its users.
ACTION AND URBAN INTERVENTION:
A project by David Pérez / PKMN [pac-man] Architectures.
With the collaboration of Josh Wallace, Mariate Ovejas and Paula Anido.
Photos by: Javier de Paz García www.estudioballoon.es
Plaza de la Iglesia de Sao Domingos, Lisbon [Portugal]