Material experimentation in Peter Zumthor’s creative process: Research design through material inquiry
ResumoMaterial experimentation in Peter Zumthor’s creative process seeks to explain thedifferent materials experimentations present in the creative process of Peter Zumthorwhich lead him to the final work of architecture, resulting in his atmospheres.Experimentation processes are mainly characteristic of avant-garde architectures thatdevelop new forms of thought in architecture design, however mainly through formparadigms and models. Nonetheless, Zumthor has been inquiring and creating experimentalprocesses through material composition, rooted in the work of landartistssuch as Joseph Beuys or Mario Merz, that imply the overall design of the finalwork of architecture. The present paper explain several experimental processes presentin a series of Peter Zumthor’s works, with an important focus to the designprocess of the Serpentine Summer Pavilion during 2011, one of the works the authorhas accompanied Zumthor during its process of creation during her PhD research.Keywords: Expressive matter, material experimentation, Peter Zumthor, atmosphere,Joseph Beuys, James Turrell
Oct 19, 2014
VENTURA, Susana. Material experimentation in Peter Zumthor’s creative process: Research design through material inquiry. Revista Lusófona de Arquitectura e Educação, [S.l.], n. 11, p. 013 / 033, oct. 2014. ISSN 1646-6756. Disponível em: <http://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/revlae/article/view/4793>. Acesso em: 17 june 2019.