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SUMMARY + Pablo Jimenez-Moreno

Edinburgh
SUMMARY Architectural studio based in Porto, Portugal. Seeking the balance between pragmatism and experimentalism, its practice is focused on the development of prefabicated building systems. First realised project: Gomos System (https://vimeo.com/144377983), presented on the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. Pablo Jimenez-Moreno Researcher at Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes (ZEMCH) and PhD candidate at ESALA – Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture.

The Reasons Offsite


Virtual/Immaterial Exhibition

The Reasons Offsite


Virtual/Immaterial Exhibition
“The Reasons Offsite” is a virtual/immaterial exhibition about prefabricated and modular architecture.
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  • Practical problems

Offsite architecture is hardly a new subject, so why is it important to revisit it right now? For two reasons: the occurring high demand of habitats in cities and the growing need for speed and cost restrains pressured by an accelerated and global society, which satisfies its hunger for immediacy every day through the products and services of companies like IKEA, Uber or Airbnb.
These two reasons have one thing in common: they both call for pragmatism and optimization of time and physical resources. These requirements are also the main struggles of offsite architecture, which seems to be a potential architectural answer for this challenge.
This exhibition presents a historical, prospective and provocative analysis on this topic, displayed in a virtual reality environment, creating a multi-sensory and interactive experience.
Finally, the most important impact: this project, by its accessible medium, has the power to pull in non-professional audience into the architectural field.



Virtual Reality Environment

Interaction with Model in Virtual Space

Exhibition Space Example

Materials Needed to Ship for the Exhibition

Layout Schemes

The Reasons Offsite


Virtual/Immaterial Exhibition

The Reasons Offsite


Virtual/Immaterial Exhibition
“The Reasons Offsite” is a virtual/immaterial exhibition about prefabricated and modular architecture.
File under
Type of project
  • Practical problems

Offsite architecture is hardly a new subject, so why is it important to revisit it right now? For two reasons: the occurring high demand of habitats in cities and the growing need for speed and cost restrains pressured by an accelerated and global society, which satisfies its hunger for immediacy every day through the products and services of companies like IKEA, Uber or Airbnb.
These two reasons have one thing in common: they both call for pragmatism and optimization of time and physical resources. These requirements are also the main struggles of offsite architecture, which seems to be a potential architectural answer for this challenge.
This exhibition presents a historical, prospective and provocative analysis on this topic, displayed in a virtual reality environment, creating a multi-sensory and interactive experience.
Finally, the most important impact: this project, by its accessible medium, has the power to pull in non-professional audience into the architectural field.



Virtual Reality Environment

Interaction with Model in Virtual Space

Exhibition Space Example

Materials Needed to Ship for the Exhibition

Layout Schemes


Idea by

SUMMARY + Pablo Jimenez-Moreno
Edinburgh
SUMMARY Architectural studio based in Porto, Portugal. Seeking the balance between pragmatism and experimentalism, its practice is focused on the development of prefabicated building systems. First realised project: Gomos System (https://vimeo.com/144377983), presented on the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. Pablo Jimenez-Moreno Researcher at Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes (ZEMCH) and PhD candidate at ESALA – Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture.