Prototypes. 80 Housing units in Heerhugowaard, Holland

Working with matter is a mental activity, but it involves experimenting physical, sensible presence.

Constructing prototypes forms part of this dialectic.

In Heerhugowaard (Holland), as we construct dwellings, we experiment with the prototype in the timberwork of part of the facings.

On site, we begin with the samples of bricks, and this constant movement of hands and textures. The manual work of the artisan will improve the sample. We aim to be close at hand.

Josep Lluís Mateo