Cristian ONEATA

Voids Composition


Compositions start with setting of big elements and relations between. In Voids Composition, big elements represent exterior spaces, the Urban Spaces.

Initially, as architect, I was tempted myself to organise interior spaces within a recognizable form. Then I descover that in large buildings, interior cells are so small, then could well function filling many unrecognizable shape. Buildings plans are ment to control the design, not to be admired.

In my architecture, Voids Composition fully generate Buildings Geometry. Is not a concept of excavate in something, a balance between solid & voids, like in Steven HALL masterpieces, but 100% voids.

Like in solids composition, Voids Composition principles are the same: inclusion, intersection, juxtaposition and articulation. To fully envelope interior spaces with Voids impression is required two types of Voids: Terrestrial Voids and Aerial Voids.

Terrestrial Voids imprint the land and building facade, while Aerial Voids imprint roof and building facade, like elevated plazza. Every surface of building skin must describe a specific Void.

Void Composition technique can be aplied either for buildings ensemble, or for solitary buildings. The goal is to administrate efficiently every square meter of an urban area, or a plot.