The Inhabited Threshold. The Limits of Dialectics in Julio Cano Lasso’s House

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4995/vlc.2016.5817

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limit, threshold, in-between space, Spanish architecture

Abstract

Julio Cano’s house-office in La Florida is studied in this text as a clear realization of a conception of the domestic phenomenon as a threshold that sequentially articulates the transit between public and private space. It also serves to illustrate the character of limit that architecture has as a discipline and as a mechanism of spatial production. Julio Cano Lasso’s design tactic used in this building is based on the establishment of rites of passage and the limits of dialectics that link to the history of domestic architecture ranging from the traditional Japanese house to Wright’s Usonian houses. The exemplary character of the building resides in a lay out that shows quite literally a stratification which acts as a regulator of the relationship between the exterior and the interior of the house. This condition, simultaneously, subtly modulates both the degree of privacy of each room and the conditions of permeability among them.

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Author Biographies

Luis Pancorbo Crespo, University of Virginia

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Virginia (USA)

Inés Martín-Robles, University of Virginia

Lecturer. School of Architecture, University of Virginia (USA)

Luis Pancorbo Crespo e Inés Martín Robles son arquitectos por la ETSAM-UPM. Luis Pancorbo es Doctor por esta misma escuela, donde fue profesor asociado de proyectos hasta 2015. Actualmente ambos son profesores en la University of Virginia, School of Arquitecture.

Han publicado numerosos artículos, centrando su investigación en los origenes de la arquitectura moderna. Asociados desde 2005, centran su desempeño profesional en la realización de concursos públicos de arquitectura bajo lema y con intervención de jurado actividad investigadora a la que dedican la mayor parte de su tiempo. Habiendo obtenido 17 premios en concursos de ideas y 10 premios a la obra construida.

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2016-10-27

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