Fernando Menis: Topography and Materiality by Fernando Menis

By Fernando Menis

This booklet explores the panorama affects within the significant tasks of Fernando Menis. The transparent, strong panorama that surrounds me at the island is accountable for the structure I conceive and bring. whilst i believe of a brand new development, I think about its plasticity; i don't see it as a row of gadgets yet as a unified paintings which starts from its shape - a piece which conforms. tasks are conceived via their volumes; extracted and moulded, formed. this is often how the panorama of Tenerife used to be made. i believe back in regards to the software, approximately performance, and that i attempt to outline a software which has the capability to adapt, to develop; quantity and performance. I suggest structure that's wanted through the surroundings. a continual line of idea might be traced all of the means from the 1st works produced in the course of my partnership in Artengo Menis Pastrana -AMP - correct as much as those now lower than improvement in my new self sustaining workplace, Menis Arquitectos. The tasks and structures proven during this booklet are strong examples of this. The experimentation I engaged in in the course of building of the MAGMA, during which I collaborated with my colleagues Artengo and Pastrana, resulted in new initiatives less than improvement at the present time; the volume of fabrics that seemed through the recovery of the Tanque created a special staircase on the MM apartment, while transforming into up in a panorama filled with banana bushes gave this residence a fa?§ade that resembles the trunk of a palm tree. --Fernando Menis

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