Guillermo Hevia experiments with domestic “species of spaces”

The Chilean architect bends a sheet of undulating metal to generate fluid and ambiguous spaces, creating subtle connections between residential functions to imagine future life.

Species of Spaces is a research project by Guillermo Hevia García on minimal and experimental domestic spaces. For each project, the architect uses a specific material (plywood, bamboo, aluminium...) in an unusual way, to alter spatial relations and perceptions. In this case he used aluminium sheets, curved so as to obtain a single open and ambiguous space, but composed of niches in relation to each other.

“I wanted to make a small pavilion that works with the idea of fluid spaces, this mean a series of rooms spatially connected but with no direct visual relations. This means you have to move around in order to experience spaces, and punctual relationships are built upon the users positions and the relation between spaces (living and working, or room and bathroom, for example),” says Guillermo Hevia García. 

“The research is about bidimensional concave and convex structures that can support themselves without any other structural elements.”

The pavilion is furnished with the addition of some domestic furnishings but its dimension, given by the shape and reflectivity of the material, is anything but familiar.

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