THE 7 “COMMANDMENTS”
of ApART(e)studio by Pedro Léger Pereira*
of ApART(e)studio by Pedro Léger Pereira*
It has been discovered long ago that the Earth is round… that our planet moves, both by Rotation (around itself) and by Translation (a Nomadic Planet in the universe… around the Sun). We also know that our body grows, adapts and transforms… so why should Art/Architecture (creations mostly inherent from/to the human being, located in this planet) be static?
Thus… ApART(e)studio proposes to act as an experimental laboratory of ArchiSculpture, where, in addition to merging these two Arts, we will develop three concepts and apply them to some of the experimental objects to be created. These concepts will be used on their own or combined with each other in the same piece…
ArchiSculpture & SculptArchitecture
ArchiSculpture and SculptArchitecture are essentially the symbiosis and fusion between the fundamental assumptions of Architecture, Art/Sculpture & Life, absorbing from each are the most distinctive ingredients, re-interpreting them, aiming at the common goal of “causing sensations”…
ArchiSculpture (Architecture+Sculpture) is for EVERYONE.
Comfort and aesthetic/spatial quality, as well as fundamental Human Rights, must be guaranteed to everyone, in any part of the world, “without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, sexual orientation national or social origin”… and also to all other non-human/”non-creative” living beings with whom we share this planet…
ArchiSculpture & SculptArchitecture “objects” must be universal and may be anywhere on planet Earth… and beyond.
Objects should have the MINIMUM possible impact on Nature (minimum footprint). Humans have no right to destroy in a few
seconds something that has been formed 4.54 billion years ago.
Therefore, ApART(e) will try to focus as much as possible on the MAXIMUM Respect for Nature and for the Place where it operates.
Art should not confront, but rather complement the Place of which it temporarily makes part, always adding beauty, magnifying what was already beautiful, entering into relation and interacting with all the surrounding elements (which should try to incorporate… or of which it would possibly stand out by contrast)… namely by adapting to the specific weather conditions, ancient construction techniques and materials of the Place…
“Commandments” / Thoughts based on the Author’s 25 years of experience from his comprehensive practice in parallel between Architecture and Sculpture. This is intended to be a living, dynamic and flexible philosophy, like the works to be proposed.
“Rules” in force on Planet (h)eART(h), where ApART(e)studio is based, and, such as the World (where our Body lives) and our Body (the major home of our Soul)… should be constantly amended and updated… because more than answers, we wake up every day looking for new questions… and when eventually the answer arises, the Disquiet ceases to exist, it becomes part of the past…
Sometimes we look back, but only to learn from it and take the necessary “Sustainable Energies…
Sun, Wind… Water… are possible ecological and sustainable energy sources, as an option to fossil fuels… but unfortunately they are not available everywhere in the world, at all times, or accessible for all… therefore, it is hard for us to believe that staking everything in power generation systems that are only available “every now and then, only in some places”…
We know that… on the contrary, Gravity is ubiquitous in every corner of the world… 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, so… why not invest some of our time and creative energy into developing possible ways to use this force on the objects we create, for instance to generate… energy… Light…”
APART(E)STUDIO is a multidisciplinary studio where we combine a strong understanding of the physical and cultural characteristics of the place and surroundings with a refined functional and spatial rigour to create sculptural and iconic architectural works.
Using Space, Light and Time as the main “ingredients” in our creations, we are driven by curiosity and passion for what we do, regardless of function, location or scale.
With a clear and assumed artistic influence, we create works of art and objects that merge Architecture and Sculpture, our two areas of expertise, each design being unequivocally unique and each piece tailor-made for the specific place, incorporating its references, materials and traditions in order to give it emphasis and …complement it.
Pedro Léger Pereira
Architect MNAL & Sculptor NBK
Founder & Creative Director