Based on the catalogue of recent projects elaborated by SPAN (Matias del Campo & Sandra Manninger) this presentation strives to describe the gravitational forces shaping the work of the practice. The rigorous exploration of opportunities inherent in specific geometric systems form as much the design ecology of the practice as cultural implications. The understanding of Gothic and Baroque lineages in architectural productions as well as conversations about strange phenomenologies serve as catalysts for speculations on contemporary architecture. The architecture of SPAN oscillates between abstract machines, spatial genealogies, moody objects and sensible materializations – celebrating the formation of space based on speculative territories. These territories are formed by an ontological framework of architectures based on geometry, computational matter and computer controlled machines.
Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger