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Adrian Labaut Hernandez

aLabauth

https://alabauth.eu

Calle del Carnero, Madrid, Spain
Adrian Labaut is a Doctoral Researcher at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He holds a Bachelor Degree and a Master of Science with Honor at the Politecnico di Milano. His work focusses mostly on experimental design and research. Adrian has collaborated with several architecture studios and his projects have been widely published and displayed in different exhibitions.

The secret life of a public square


About the structural relations between urban objects and language, a methodology for the city.

The secret life of a public square


About the structural relations between urban objects and language, a methodology for the city.
There is a basic relation between the (human) subject and the (urban) objects, it is crucial for understanding how the city relates to its users. This project searches in linguistic the roots of the given relationship and develops an analysis method that becomes later a project methodology.
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There is a crucial conflict between the way in which society interprets space and how it is created. In the city, growing apart from nature, the roots of this subject-object conflict lie in our lack of understanding of the nature of objects, which tend to become increasingly alien to ourselves. To answer this conflict I rely in Linguistics, and the signifier/signified relation in Saussure’s theory creates a clear starting base. In this project I assume the subject as society, and the object as the urban constructions that it creates. In the Plaza de los Carros square in Madrid, I define the objects that respond to linguistic terms which help me to filter the essence of the place. Why is this important? We need to think of new ways for articulating the urban objects that exist in the specific contexts. The construction process must result from understanding the essential experiential qualities of space, Architecture must be more closely linked to society.



Language as structurer of all urban objects.

The essence is the reality, its construction is an abstract representation; (urban) objects exist only in relation to a deeper structure, which lies beyond the appearances hidden behind objects.

Plaza de los Carros square, determining the spatial narrative which results from interrelating the objects that articulate the space.

Overlapping the narrative over the physical space. Wood, gypsum, metal and fabric model.

Methodology as Architecture: by understanding the set of relations that give shape to what we experience as a public square, we can realise comparative analyses by doing the same lecture of different spaces. These comparisons will show that in the same way in which all societies share strong linguistic values, our cities are more similar at their core than they are different.

The secret life of a public square


About the structural relations between urban objects and language, a methodology for the city.

The secret life of a public square


About the structural relations between urban objects and language, a methodology for the city.
There is a basic relation between the (human) subject and the (urban) objects, it is crucial for understanding how the city relates to its users. This project searches in linguistic the roots of the given relationship and develops an analysis method that becomes later a project methodology.
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

There is a crucial conflict between the way in which society interprets space and how it is created. In the city, growing apart from nature, the roots of this subject-object conflict lie in our lack of understanding of the nature of objects, which tend to become increasingly alien to ourselves. To answer this conflict I rely in Linguistics, and the signifier/signified relation in Saussure’s theory creates a clear starting base. In this project I assume the subject as society, and the object as the urban constructions that it creates. In the Plaza de los Carros square in Madrid, I define the objects that respond to linguistic terms which help me to filter the essence of the place. Why is this important? We need to think of new ways for articulating the urban objects that exist in the specific contexts. The construction process must result from understanding the essential experiential qualities of space, Architecture must be more closely linked to society.



Language as structurer of all urban objects.

The essence is the reality, its construction is an abstract representation; (urban) objects exist only in relation to a deeper structure, which lies beyond the appearances hidden behind objects.

Plaza de los Carros square, determining the spatial narrative which results from interrelating the objects that articulate the space.

Overlapping the narrative over the physical space. Wood, gypsum, metal and fabric model.

Methodology as Architecture: by understanding the set of relations that give shape to what we experience as a public square, we can realise comparative analyses by doing the same lecture of different spaces. These comparisons will show that in the same way in which all societies share strong linguistic values, our cities are more similar at their core than they are different.


Idea by

Adrian Labaut Hernandez
aLabauth
Calle del Carnero
Madrid
Spain
Adrian Labaut is a Doctoral Researcher at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He holds a Bachelor Degree and a Master of Science with Honor at the Politecnico di Milano. His work focusses mostly on experimental design and research. Adrian has collaborated with several architecture studios and his projects have been widely published and displayed in different exhibitions.