Even though Gradient is an inherent concept on architecture, it possesses an importance that is not considered constantly: Its application often involves gratuitous sets of absolute opposites that do not interact nor complement each other. Dualities in design; inside, outside; private, public; object, space; Are treated as incorruptible truths that cancel each other out. This creates buildings that have a mutilated content and a lack of mutual potentiation of the parts that make the whole. The value of a unified whole is far greater than the value of its parts by themselves.
The Architecture Biennale is an important time to think about the depth of what we design: New ideas that are key for us to define the future of the creative process are brought to our attention in a time where the fusion between human life and its experience through space is imminent. Today, a “millenial” generation demands for unique qualities of space that are only produced with a new approach on architecture.
Design Process is often fun. Nevertheless, we reach situations where space is tight: We want to fix a lot of function in very little square footage. In other cases, budget is what is tight, and we can´t seem to find a way to save money. What I call “The Marseille trick” almost always helps me when I get caught in these problems. Also, spatially, the trick can make an otherwise boring project into something pretty interesting.