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Samuel Gonçalves

SUMMARY

http://www.summary.pt

Rua Monte Cativo, 258, Porto, Portugal
SUMMARY is an architectural studio based in the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto. Seeking the balance between pragmatism and experimentalism, SUMMARY develops building systems assuming the optimization of time and physical resources as the core theme of its practice.

The Reasons Offsite


Virtual Reality Curatorial Project

The Reasons Offsite


Virtual Reality Curatorial Project
"The Reasons Offsite" is an immaterial exhibition on Prefabricated Architecture, curated by SUMMARY.
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  • Systemic changes

The contemporary context, with the World’s increasing urban population (in an unprecedented way), the growing need for immediacy based in an Uber/Ikea/AirBNB-like lifestyle and the level of technological sophistication we have reached, motivates “The Reasons Offsite” as a rediscovery of the concept of prefabrication, understanding its past and most of all envisaging its future.
The project presents a collection of buildings/ building systems significant in the historical evolution of modular and prefabricated architecture. This information is shown through VR headset kits, which transports the audience to a virtual space filled with panels and architectural models.
The goal is to create a radiography of the several stages of this evolution, with examples including famous and anonymous architecture, from the 17th century to the present, through a critical rather than historical point of view, pointing out conflicts between prefab and traditional building systems.



The Reasons Offsite @ Boston Society of Architects, 2018 © Luca Sabbadini

The Reasons Offsite - Perspective of the virtual environment

The Reasons Offsite - Virtual interactivity

The Reasons Offsite


Virtual Reality Curatorial Project

The Reasons Offsite


Virtual Reality Curatorial Project
"The Reasons Offsite" is an immaterial exhibition on Prefabricated Architecture, curated by SUMMARY.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The contemporary context, with the World’s increasing urban population (in an unprecedented way), the growing need for immediacy based in an Uber/Ikea/AirBNB-like lifestyle and the level of technological sophistication we have reached, motivates “The Reasons Offsite” as a rediscovery of the concept of prefabrication, understanding its past and most of all envisaging its future.
The project presents a collection of buildings/ building systems significant in the historical evolution of modular and prefabricated architecture. This information is shown through VR headset kits, which transports the audience to a virtual space filled with panels and architectural models.
The goal is to create a radiography of the several stages of this evolution, with examples including famous and anonymous architecture, from the 17th century to the present, through a critical rather than historical point of view, pointing out conflicts between prefab and traditional building systems.



The Reasons Offsite @ Boston Society of Architects, 2018 © Luca Sabbadini

The Reasons Offsite - Perspective of the virtual environment

The Reasons Offsite - Virtual interactivity


Idea by

Samuel Gonçalves
SUMMARY
Rua Monte Cativo, 258
Porto
Portugal
SUMMARY is an architectural studio based in the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto. Seeking the balance between pragmatism and experimentalism, SUMMARY develops building systems assuming the optimization of time and physical resources as the core theme of its practice.