The first work stage is the development of a ‘proto-document’. Each
student receives several recognized architectural plans and sections
(recognized by the critique) that uses as material to build the
protodocument by cut&paste skills. Each of the documents received
is a matrix image, and the result will be another bitmap image with
predefined size (DIN-A1). Fragments are cut from each of the original
documents and later assembled in the protodocument through an
intuitive, quick, unprejudiced and unconcerned process.
The protodocument is the drawing that triggers the project, and can
do it because has all the information able to build it. It is an image
potentially full of architecture that needs from the student a process
of estrangement on the documents that receives. He or she must be able,
at first, to get away from them and from their conventional meanings in
order to, next, work with these drawings triggering the procedure that
will shape each proposal. The different informations will end up
negotiating with each other and making a single document, where the
cut&paste process will have been in charge of making compatible a
priori different informations. A document build with compatible
informations but not encoded.
In short, this is a process exclusively guided by the affinities
that the producer establishes with the original material, there is no
more context than the action itself, nor exists any reflection about
the way that action could have. The protodocument starts and ends in
itself, is an architectural corpse make with remnants that finds its
validity in the amount (the quality does not matter here) of
information that is capable of get rid of.
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