Productive Support and Territory, San Gregorio (Chile) 2014
“There are some considerations that connote the landscape as an object of current study, but also as an objective for the architecture itself.
When doing a reflection about these considerations, it is possible to observe some anonymous constructions placed in the heart of the rural productive landscape, in the Chilean Central Valley. These, make us think that is possible to develop re-readings about the different facts built and their connections with the landscape through, what can be called, its material culture.
These storehouses, placed in the Chilean Central Valley, inhabit almost without aesthetic expectations considering that they appear from the most categorical decision to be part of the valley’s productivity.
From their conception, they do not adopt more elements than the strictly necessaries since they are in disposition to the reachable, the immediate. That is to say that they depend strongly on the landscape, in such way sublimate the usable and are left from any unjustified figuration.”*
Since then, it begins the development of a study based on the landscape resources, the specialized territory that is generated and the different components within the rural territory, mainly, an analysis to the storehouses as a rustic construction, as a space that works and responds to the needs and temporariness usage, which is adaptable and with that allows to be an alterable space, in a state of change and constitutes the idea of not being solved entirely. That’s why it is proposed to generate an outside area based on rustic components, inserted in a productive system with construction recycling materials (working mainly with textures in structural plywood plates) which are organized and allows according to its disposition to a productive usage and at the same time its possible transformations. Appears then, as a not solved support allowing transformations according to needs that could arise throughout the time by the farmer.
*Andrés Maragaño Article, some shapes of the landscape, storehouses in the Chilean Central Valley 2013, Magazine 180.
Client: Luis Soto
Tutor: Andrés Maragaño
Student: Yasna Monsalve
Research Question: How to generate a support with minimal resources and insert it into a productive territory?
Chile, Architecture, Client-funded, Permanent, 0-10, Months, Postgraduate, Collaboration, Curricular, Students with tutor, Universidad de Talca