Abstract _ Valerie Hoberg
The dissertation plans to exemplify the feasible spectrum of transformations, using the artistic position of the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida and different hence transferred aspects within several contemporary architectural conceptions, for to generate strategies for potential transfers of other artistic positions out of it. Chillida's artistic oeuvre, also comprehending graphic and pictorial works, displays a significant personal style and thus is ideally qualified for transmissions into architecture:
Within differing scales, using the influence of light, shadow and material, Chillida is ever occupied with the required proportion of encasing to encased volume, for to surround the question of the creation of space. Thus his artistic operating as self-proclaimed 'Architect of the Void' already represents a transfer of architecture into art itself.
The miscellaneous architectural concepts to be researched in the Case Studies represent inversions of this process and focus on the particular transformations of formal characteristics, artistic strategies and working methods of Chillida's position into architecture.
Perceiving architecture as something more than the mere covering of everyday's life-requirements and the design of buildings as its explicit function, the dissertation project pursues the objective of developing potentials for increased space qualities of future architecture out of the endorsements. In addition, art might offer routes to answer architectural questions like the localisation, organisation of programs or orchestration for to detect purposive, design-specific reactions.