Suspended Space; Mexico City, Mexico, 2015
Team: Adrian Aguirre & Gerry Cruz (gerrycruz.net)
The history of a nation endures on people’s memory through the objects of everyday use; traditional games and toys such as marbles and stickers are part of the Mexican collective memory. Suspended Space employs those memories as objects of national identity and melancholy.
We live in an epoch of simultaneity, of juxtaposition of disperse elements, any architecture of the XXI century should be able to relate and adapt to a multiplicity of contextual conditions and individual necessities. StudioAA + Gerry Cruz aim to establish a new architectural paradigm, where site is defined due to proximity between elements; architectural spaces have been replaced by fields of heterogeneous and continuous interaction. For them, the feedback loop between digital and analogue fabrication amplifies human interaction and reacts simultaneously to multi-scalarity, originating adaptable, evolutionary and flexible systems.
Suspended Space responds similarly to the digital and analogue association; the proposal explores the tri-axial plane, applying the basic principles of roof, wall and floor, turning them into an interaction field, where the dichotomy between permanent and ephemeral has a direct correspondence with the architectural phenomena of acceleration and deceleration in the city.
Suspended Space describes topologically transformational processes derived from proximity between walls-windows-users, introducing a discontinuous reality, invisible.