Inverted Landscape

architects vora-arquitectura
project Villa Extramuros, Arraiolos, Portugal
written by Marco Buinhas Marques


Landscapes do also have a vertical meaning.
A charge of their own.
Between earth and sky or, in other words, between dwelling and being.


The consciousness of dwelling "between" is today a central theme of the debate in contemporary  architecture(s), essential to overcome the excessive concentration on architectures centered exclusively in objects and isolated acts - in any context -.
Objects sometimes based on artifices that, despite their apparent complexity and odd elegance, represent almost a denial of the fact that life needs spaces and emptiness; the in between and not the form.