HAECCEITY was first coined by followers of Duns Scotus to describe the discrete qualities, properties or characteristics of a thing that make it a particular thing. Haecceity is a person’s or objet’s thisness, the individualising difference between the concept “a man” and the concept “Socrates”.
TYPE comes from the Greek word typos which means ‘model, matrix, impression, mould, mark, figure in relief, original form’ and from the Latin word typus which means ‘figure, image, form, kind’.
As design studio we will focus on the concept of TYPE trying to deal with the idea of tradition. Not contemplating the existing as an embalmed figure. But introducing our practice as part of the tradition itself. We would like to work in continuity with tradition, from the comprenhension of the context. Not starting from scatch, no one begins from zero. But working by manipulating, transforming and perfecting the common tradition and own memory. “In this continuous process of transformation, the architect can explorate from the type, changing its use; he can distort the type by means of a transformation of scale; he can overlap different types to produce new ones. He can use formal quotations of a known type in a different context, as well as create new types by a radical change in the techniques already employed. The list of different mechanisms is extensive –it is a function of the inventiveness of architects.” Rafael Moneo
DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO CONTINUE USING THE “TYPE“ CONCEPT NOWADAYS?
To design with strong coherence following the project’s rules, not the architect’s desires. Each line needs its precedent to be held up. Each line of the drawing will weigh on the work.
We will work on a holliday house in Mallorca.
EXCURSION: 5-day trip to Mallorca (Pfingstferien)
Final submission: 18.07.2019
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