Università
della
Svizzera
italiana
Academy
of Architecture

 
 

Atelier Holtrop

  • Lecturer
    • Anne Holtrop
 
Atelier Holtrop

Material Gesture

Roland Barthes in his writings on the work of Cy Twombly, defines the term “gesture” as the surplus of an action. An action, he writes: «is transitive, it seeks only to provoke an object, a result». Whereas the gesture is «the indeterminate and inexhaustible total of reasons, pulsions, indolences which surround the action with an atmosphere».
We will explore the gestures of making in relation to the geological material of a site, in order to produce an architecture that is solely focused on the relationship between the two, where the reality of the work lays within the material, the form and the act of making. The architecture that results from this approach does not reference or represent something, neither is it an abstraction, but simply attempts to exist as a physical reality.

BSc3

MSc1-2

sem I + II

ects 15 + 15

IT-EN

Final critiques.

Examination Mode