OpenLab. The open research laboratory.

Led by Andrei Toma, OpenLab engages with students and young professionals from architecture and web design to re-negociate the boundaries of architecture out of the school programme.

Here the main research is practice, and more practice.   We think architecture as a ‘system of thinking’ where new technological paradigms are tested and yet developed into creative and unique solutions which could be used in contemporary architecture / construction / web. Our goal is to inhabit interior spaces with ‘biomimicry’ and articulate the connections/joints using low-tech solutions. What we hope to achieve is a transparency of spaces.

OpenLab. Manifesto

“Interior, whether inhabits the space choreography created by waves through entire human perception, or by servicing spaces to gather the human perception, its movement is reinforcing conventionally discrete, the performative similarity and modulation stretched behind screwed private zones within the chosen space.The spatial mutability therefore is postulated to the formalized interior-type development, which generate multiple space relations within exterior fields enclosed in public space. The fluid development of zones within the interior-type structure should impose potential in building continuity through surrounding space, recognizing its compositional and spatial values from free-standing supports, concealed in similarity, and paradoxically transferring the interior-type development in individual spacial cells. In comparison to the interior-type surroundings, spacial cells vicinity are important due to its necessary relevance in abolition of enclosed spaces. The perception of surroundings is perceived as space self-preservation and therefore should expand the the interior-type continuity, reaching spacial mutability which should juxtapose the spatial fluidity acquiring directly open space. The interior-type development is thus interior and exterior in its transparency openness, spanning infinity.”


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