Dirk Gonzalez Veugelers

Project: Habitat for Periodic Arts / Void of Reverie

Is a retreat for artists and designers located in the Mavrovo dam reservoir in Macedonia. The water level of the lake drops and rises a few times a year, which defines when the complex is accessible to the public through the church. A striking interaction emerges then between artists, art, nature and visitors.

Is a space which conveys the observer to a sensitive state of being, through its form, proportions and materiality. The space surrounds us and articulates our presence, thus self-­‐awareness becomes central in the spatial experience.

Thesis: Inside the world

We need to create architecture that reminds us of the archaic and natural, in order to remember our fundamental place as part of this world, and to regain a sense of connection and appreciation towards it.