“the void is the substance of emptiness”. “Voids are the very essence of architecture”.
“An architect is someone who simply doesn’t know what a building is!” Someone who questions its nature, for whom the object of architecture is not the solid object but a complex mysterious experience. Our work is to study the fragility of the experience of the solid object, creating a moment of hesitation and discovery. “Our love for buildings is that we really don’t know what they are.”
“Architects construct possibilities”. For that reason, “a void is a question; an invitation to experience”. “The void is in the heart of the city, in its core. There is a structural need for the void. Void is actually infrastructure”.
Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa