We often take for granted the space we find ourselves in: a room, a hallway, a bar. Yet, when there’s a warm and inviting environment, we immediately feel at ease. How would we feel if a room had three corners instead of four? What happens if the windows were too high or too low? In outdoor places, people seek shade, and indoor places people seek light: isn’t that a paradox? Urban planning and sociological analyses have highlighted the importance of the interference of people’s opinions in the construction of urban planning projects. In the hustle and bustle of the modern world, we almost forget to inhabit the buildings around us.
In this project, I recreated a hypothetical space from a sheet of paper 21 cm high and 21 cm wide. The difficulty was not only in creating a functional place in scale but recreating it just by folding and cutting the initial square-shaped paper. This architectural exercise pushed me to shift my visualization skills from a bidimensional to a tridimensional point of view and use my imagination in order to foresee a functional space.