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San Luis reform / Manasseri Depetris

San Luis reform / Manasseri Depetris

Notes.

To only enlarge a passage by two cuts, the rest, an apartment led by partitions in which the rooms are arranged with the help of a limited number of objects, next to these three photos by Javier Agustín Rojas of his ground floor series are distributed, they previsualized some corners and configure new windows, imaginary perforations. Towards the restrooms, two paths, a tube and a passage of mirrors. Bathrooms, rooms as well. 

ph: Javier Agustin Rojas

Floor and walls are backgrounds where sinks, toilets and bidets, beautiful ceramic objects, float exposed, windows giving air and brightness, silver curtains reflecting light and movement. Drawings are a tool of representation but also an instrument for thought. They want to be beautiful, not to tell a story, each one shows slightly its context, perhaps to reconstruct a totality, no matter which one.

ph: Javier Agustin Rojas

Spaces 

“In short, spaces have been multiplied, fragmented and diversified. They come in all sizes species, for all uses and functions. To live is to pass from one space to another, doing one’s best not to bump into anything”. Georges Perec.

ph: Javier Agustin Rojas

Objects 

“To load space with the sense of place is important, because there is a very relevant aspect that the word “place” contemplates and the word “space” does not. The sense of place includes different components, elements and objects that are physically tangible and accessible because they have acquired a direct human use. A wall, a seat or some steps on which to rest, talk, wait and watch, a table around which people gather for an occasion, a door that allows a dignified entrance. All these things are not spaces in themselves, but they constitute place in the most direct and physical sense. They are tangible points of force from which space is appreciated. Their value belongs to the body of space because they create the feeling of belonging, of being somewhere concrete”. Aldo Van Eyck

DATE: 2017-2020 / LOCATION: Rosario, Argentina / AREA: 147 m2 (built) / PROGRAM: Refurbishment, refunctionalization / STATUS: built / DESIGN: Ezequiel Manasseri, Maria Sol Depetris (@manasseridepetris) / PHOTOS: Javier Agustin Rojas

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