Architect Marcelo Ertorteguy shared with us his project “The Stone”, for which he received first prize in the Art in Architecture Competition. The competition’s intent was to generate ideas about the relationship and interaction between the two. The thematic goal was to seek images about architecture as a repository for art, revealing how art is expressed in architecture, and how art and architecture affect and are affected by each other. In focusing on the capacity of art and architecture to be transcendent, the competition’s resulting exhibit adds special voice to the current debate between the “container” and the “contents” that has been taking place across the global art scene.
See more images and architect’s description after the break.
The Stone is a House, a petrified piece of soil cut and lifted from the ground, intervened by the machine. The House is the act itself of its own construction. It is dwelt through its transformation, starts flush with the ground working as a bunker; it unfolds as it rises revealing its expanded interior and when it reaches its maximum height acts as an inhabitable cloud.