The Domínguez House: Alejandro de la Sota’s investigation of dwelling

Costa Santos, Sandra (2016) The Domínguez House: Alejandro de la Sota’s investigation of dwelling. arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, 20 (3). pp. 198-206. ISSN 1359-1355

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Abstract

The few discussions of Alejandro de la Sota’s Domínguez House which currently exist cite a retrospective text, dated 1976, where he developed activity and repose as two distinct images within human dwelling. While the Domínguez House has previously been understood in relation to biological rhythms, this paper presents a different reading of this remarkable project – as a deconstruction and reformulation of the contemporary dwelling, one which challenges the inward-looking understanding of human dwelling as shelter. I therefore propose that Alejandro De la Sota was as an architect with a theoretical agenda, far from the conventional view that his was an empirical approach to architecture.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K100 Architecture
V500 Philosophy
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Sandra Costa Santos
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 14:02
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 09:08
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27897

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