Philosophy

The aim of bioGraphica is to explore the narrative potential in architecture within the creative process. The purpose is to generate an anthropological-driven argument for the project which is able to proliferate as a self-generated system. Thus the project emerges from a micro-story applied to architectural matter in order to produce a bottom-up process which is more significant than the product. The methodology involve the understanding of architecture as a set of elements and their relationships that can be discretize and reset according to the new added narrative of the project. The outcome is a new scenario where the process itself is more significant than the final result. It is, after all, about trying to «narrate» the project rather than to show it.

In the last years architecture has floundered through different contemporary discourses based on typologies; architecture of the program; architecture inspired by the modus operandi of other disciplines such as mathematics, sociology and computer science; semiotic architecture based on communicative signs; architectural research of complex computer-generated geometries such as fractals, logarithms or nurbs; ending with the architecture of processes based on the alienation of diagrams detaching the author from his artwork. They have all been enriching experiences for a comprehensive view for what it is, or should be, architecture. They all make an essential point in architecture. But they have all failed when trying to associate architecture to the ultimate reality upon which it primarily depends: human life. The person is the philosophical reference and the natural teleological aim of architecture.

The most significant architectural discourses today are focused on the analysis of the relationship between architecture and socio-political structures. Activist architectural proposals aim to influence contemporary societies. However, architecture is not metaphysically related to the socio-political structures but to personal structures. Its natural area of action is biography along with history and not politics or sociology. We believe that an investigation in architectural design based on the incorporation of the metaphysical reality of the human person will produce new architectural potentials as well as an analogous sophistication.