Biennale Architettura 2016
La Biennale di Venezia
Pabellón español
Spanish pavilion

Architecture and resistance

Nicolás Combarro

Architecture and resistance
Nicolás Combarro

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ST (Aquitectura y resistencia I)

Architecture and resistance looks at spontaneous forms of construction, where structural logic is mixed with cultural inheritance. This architecture is free and represents a form of resistance to economic, social and political constraints. It also refers to traditional or vernacular construction that continues to be valid in spite of being forgotten or maligned.
The investigation, localization and register of this type of constructions helps us to understand other ways of building, far-removed from grand architecture and urban planning, where the emphasis is on the creator’s resources and intentions. Buildings with a personal aesthetic that assert their existence and push us to look at, understand and assimilate them, breaking down an increasingly uniform and monumental vision of architecture.