When we first received the project, we knew that the optimal solution would be to take advantage of the regulations and we achieved a non-computable flowing terraces. The counterbalanced terraces are luminous and they give a very interesting feeling of weightlessness to the users and to the building itself.
The main objective was clear, a dematerialized geometry created by diagonals and counterbalances. However, the creative process is far from being linear, a linear process only allows you to reach the goals you have marked, while an iterative process can take you much farther, a place you never thought you would get to. It has been a difficult process and we have often felt walking in circles, unweaving at night what was woven in the day, like Penelope. Although it seemed like it, what we were tracing in the sand were not circles, but a spiral instead.
On the path we have left the skeletons of L floor plans of terraces with higher walls and facades with vertical hollows, of attics and elongated lofts, with white or black facades. The result, a dynamic, light weight building being so simple that could be built out of Lego pieces, giving value to the invested work, but it’s still just a point of the spiral yet to be overcome in the development of the project with the commercial, technical and strategic contributions of all parties. That demanding, doubtful road of an uncertain destination, in which we embark on for each project, is the one that makes each of our jobs, something unique.. and the one that makes this profession something that is not exactly work.