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HipoTesis BlockBuster II

Despite the fact that CAD Blocks were (are) familiar and essential tools within the architectural representation/project, most of them were (are) merely inherited, anaesthetised drawing frozen in the time. The properties enclosed within CAD blocks exceed those of a group of lines with a recognizable shape under a certain name. They are able to combine the complexity of scales in an architectural drawing. They intensify the usability we supply an object with. They introduce the reader in the document. They conquer the political montage of the project. And, of course, they represent us. They play a part in our visible or invisible society.

This is why in ‘HipoTesis: Block|Buster II’ we have decided to represent those invisible people that are an inherent part of our daily lives, our walks through the city, our homes and neighbourhoods. However, consciously or not, we have silenced them in our drawings and projects, replacing them with a ‘political conception’ extremely standard and normative. They determine the meaning of unnamed lines.

In this issue we bet to honour them and place them in a deserved place within the public and political sphere of our drawings. We have given them back the time, word and space from which we previously took them away unconsciously. We have thus offered the possibility of including them in future projects by their future users, manipulators of these new CAD Blocks.

Under the same philosophy as HipoTesis Alphabetical Issues, its participants do not only propose with their essays but also contribute by reading and commenting two graphical articles from other participants. An interface is created where each one’s piece has been commented by two others; each one has commented on another two and culminates with the combined reading of fifteen texts.

Bio HipoTesis is an independent publishing platform that was founded in Madrid in 2009 by architects and researchers Francisco G. Triviño, Fernando Nieto and Katerina Psegiannaki. The platform, nowadays operating from Madrid and Helsinki, speculatively reformulates the publishing practices by challenging their interdisciplinary scopes and formats through two series of magazines: the Alphabetical Issues, creating the conditions for reflective dialogues, be they text-based or graphic; and the Numbered Issues, meeting the requirements for more paused thoughts with scientific character. The publication showcased here, edited in collaboration with José Manuel López Ujaque, belongs to the former series.

2019, 22 X 29 cm, 36 pages

Authors Javier Álvarez Luque, Álvaro Carrillo Eguilaz, Pablo Encinas Alonso, Davide Tomasso Ferrando, Tina Damiani, Tomás García Píriz, Francisco García Triviño, José Manuel López Ujaque, Gloria Moya Paniagua, Nicolás Ortiz Beltrán, Katerina Psegiannaki, Rocío Quiñones Rodríguez, Ramón Lira Bretones, Alejandro Sánchez Zaragoza, Mercedes Muela Ripoll, Salvador Serrano Salazar, Francisco Tapia Galisteo, Enrique Villanueva García.
Location Madrid and Helsinki
Editor Francisco García Triviño, Katerina Psegiannaki, Fernando Nieto Fernández, José Manuel López Ujaque
Publisher HipoTesis Platform