Cartopological © space
Southampton, New York, 2012-2013
Design Principal: Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa
House II develops three topological displacements that affect the stability of each of its three referential Cartesian coordinate planes. These displacements layer information parametrically, combining different source codes through multiple interfaces. Relative displacements are targeted to activate emerging typological instances to overcome the original organizational structure. Beginning with three centralized nine square grid volumes, the center of one volume is displaced by becoming continuous with the corner of the other - a relationship repeated in the three axes. The relative relationship between the three axes is also displaced, activating multiple typologies within a unifying continuous topology. Therefore House II resolves multiple typologies that are first activated and then critiqued through topological displacements. Synthetic complex continuities between centralized courtyards become internalized through the corners; exterior bridge-spaces become internalized; and finally, a twofold L shape space integrates a horizontal XY house, a vertical YZ house and vertical XY house in a continuous topology.
All of these typologies are integrated into a continuous synthesis that displaces their initial set of categories. The displacement of center-corner and interior-exterior relationships through topology is also taken to another level, since the surfaces that actualize these continuities are also delayered. An internalized topo-logos activates a bodily affection by displacing the deterministic binary-based planar condition of the surface into a differentiated field of interstitial spatial delimitations. Architecture has been expanding towards the landscape. By enfolding this process to displace the architectural container, House II develops an internalized topo-logos that reveals non-deterministic relationships, displacing the original referential Cartesian container space through multiple operations.