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Student :Francisca Rivera,Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies, Pontifical Catholic University of ChileSantiago Chile
Tutor: Sebastian Irarrazaval
Site: The project was sited within the Yali, one of the most important Wetlands in Chile
Programme: A pavilion that shows the place through its own architecture and through graphics displays and ready made objects.
The project is a small pavilion in a fragile territory of a natural reserve. In this respect, the building is conceived as a shadow in the landscape, a pause (landstone) able to create a natural interiority by the intrusion of the wetland variation and transience in its space. As a material construct, the materialization of the light in the territory its structured by two elements: conceiving the skin as the entrusted to characterize the relation of the exterior in an interior whose principal function is contemplation; and the folded pillars as the support of the project, that incorporates the sense of time passing in the created space. The gravity concept takes place in the opposition of both aerial and earthly boxes ; between the continuity of the skin and the tensions in its arrival to the soil, by means of the folded-lighting- pillars. The connection system is based on unfolded steel ramps that distribute the program in exposure along the aerial space; and the recap space related to the earthly box. The liberated ground level embodies land samples and incorporates the totality of the territory by including the principal ecological corridor in its path as scale of aproximation.The referents applied for the lighting process where Jesus Soto and Jean Arp for the screen roof design with light manipulation; and Oteiza´s sculptures for the folding concepts of the pillars.
Francisca Rivera currently collaborates as an architect with Sebastian Irarrazaval and also works in the Catholic Universityof Chile
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