TAAV arquitectos' reconstruction of the non-existent proposal
TAAV arquitectos' reconstruction of the non-existent proposal TAAV arquitectos' reconstruction of the non-existent proposal
jul 02, 2016

TAAV arquitectos' reconstruction of the non-existent proposal

TAAV arquitectos’ reconstruction of the non-existent proposal




reconstruction, when done thoroughly, has the ability to capture the essence of a building to the most minute physical details; yet memory remains allusive, destined to remain in the past. architecture, like humans, are witnesses to experiences, events, and the passing of time. the precision of van der rohe’s ‘german pavilion’ in barcelona can be mimicked, but the details of its origin — soberness, congruence of materials, lightness, cadafalch’s eight columns, furnishings, kolbe’s der morgen — are now only ghosts.

TAAV arquitectos reconstruction non-existent proposal
‘reconstruction of the non-existent’
all images © TAAV arquitectos




mexican firm TAAV arquitectos’ ‘reconstruction of the non-existent’ seeks to clarify the ‘german pavilion’s’ blurry memories, its ghosts, to provide a contemporary reinterpretation. a modular structure of steel bar delineates eight cores, forming an apparition of the form’s original columns. visitors’ movement allows for transformation of the static grid to occur, providing glimpses of the past through the present. present, and at the same time absent, all that remains is a reconstructed memory.

exterior view

TAAV arquitectos reconstruction non-existent proposal


TAAV arquitectos reconstruction non-existent proposal



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