What world will emerge from Diagram Design?
João Costa Lopes Grup 41
The Diagram is essencialy a bit of action. As the phisically fixed structures have no longuer place in this without-boundaries-world, there are new attempts to extract more suitable forms that respond to the each changing activity. Nowadays, high speed transportations and wider comunication networks, with the exponencial increase of the cyberspace, the idea of a phisical adress, is being dismantled. As well as spatial asociated functions, many prediterminated program moduls, came to acommodate complex and various types of activities that became unfitted in the "box-object" of modern architecture.
Device Diagram would succed this old modernity architecture, is an operative system to the geometrical volume, depending on actions and activities. All organized and relationated. In this Actar's project, M'House, dismantling the program is the first priority. Singular programs reveal a complex and wide range of independent activities when analized in detail, a given program as to respond to continous changes. In residencial programs the analysis of individual activities as a huge role. A variety of activities occur in everyday lives there. In this project, the architect analyse and reorganize each of this activities and link them to a particular object of furniture, of structure, of architecture, that as the freedom to be place wherever, whenever is needed.
This Diagrams represent a free form design process only defined by the time-space activities previosly analized. Device will decode, process registered data of the reality and specify criteria of a form that would be direct and complex, without any useless data. All prejudices, inertias, routines... will be ignored. It will make proper codes witch can generate form beyond exclusively proper and pratical information.
Acording to Manuel Gausa, with increasing registered data, the Diagram would be transformed into an important operative instrument to radiograph the very globality. It has no time, space or form limits. It only depends on the data itself, and with it, diagrams will be able to respond to every general or especific situation. Because of its absence of scale, or multiscalar condition, related to the idea of process, diagramatic architecture would speak of universe relations. A dynamic and no longer static universe.
Jong-Jin Kim - Activity Diagrams
Manuel Gausa - Interview