Material experimentation in Peter Zumthor’s creative process: Research design through material inquiry

  • Susana Ventura Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias

Resumo

Material 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

Biografia Autor

Susana Ventura, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
PhD in Philosophy - Aesthetics (FCSH-UNL), Architecture Graduate (dARQ-FCTUC), Post-Docresearcher in Architecture (FAUP),
Publicado
2014-10-19
Secção
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