Architecture is in constant repetition, it re-enacts its own body in order to (re) create itself. It is repeated typologically. It is repeated materially. It repeats itself in its most basic details of construction, in the brick, in the window, in the staircase … it is repeated in the building itself, in the involvent buildings, in different cultures, places, worlds. It repeats itself in the structure, the grids, the metrics, the layers, the floors. It repeats itself in the way it constructs the city, the street, the urban fabric.
Repetition can be understood as a design strategy. The thought about the modes of repetition that we absorb in the symmetry of a plant or an elevation is reflected in the spatial experience of the design.
Perhaps the repetition of an architectural object can have two meanings, since the constituent elements may be repeated each other, building rhythms by marking distances, even before repeating the condition that makes building, the re-enactment of dwelling. About the image of itself, a replica and an original, in equal measure. Perhaps it is even in this duality that the new appears.
Bruno Cidra (Sem título, 2017)
Os Espacialistas (Corpo Móvel, 2017)
Inês Teles (Blinds, 2017, Blinds #2, 2017)
Nuno Pimenta (Unless (Rhythm of Twenty), 2017)
João Araújo e Rita Huet (Additive Subtractions, 2017)
Ana Vidigal (Projeto para Memória Descritiva, 2013-2014)
André Cepeda (Forma #7, Brooklyn, NY, 2016)