How can light be used to create the experience of space?

There are two basic methods in architectural forming, both of which can be seen in the buildings exhibited at this year’s National Salon of Architecture. One can be called additive or constructive: this method operates with basic elements and the relations between them, and it tectonically constructs or deconstructs them. Elements are floated, masses are dissected, interactions are created, or new elements are created by breaking down forms, which are then combined to build new spatial compositions. The other method can be likened to carving: spatial sections are carved out of the bog whole or whole forms are generated from parts. The latter process often takes natural formations as its basis and is therefore closer to an architectural approach described as organic.

The installation specifcally made for the 2nd National Salon of Architecture visualises the conception of architectural form abstractly, in a special light matrix. Thanks to the semi-virtual display, the movement of space can be perceived and the successive metamorphoses of the spaces can also be understood: visitors can experience – symbolically and physically – the sensations aroused by spaces created with the different three-dimensional construction methods and thus can witness the process of architectural invention. Animation is present in the entire realm of contemporary architectural creation from architectural geometry that closely follows natural forms through abstracted forms all the way to new geometrical forms in virtual space. By walking into the matrix, visitors can witness the transformations of architectural forms that surround us from a brand new perspective.

Curators: Sándor Böröcz and Bálint Botzheim