DESPLOME

How to stop the second in which everything changes?

The collapse of a structure is the moment that marks a before and an after in the matter. The efforts, imperceptible to the eye, stop resting in order to show their natural tendency to fall to the ground. The space decomposes and gives way to a new final state.

“DESPLOME” (Collapse) is an exercise in material irony that seeks to freeze a precise moment: the fall of a wall. Through a game of forces, the installation proposes a reflection about the ruins of a church in pause. An inclined plane where the heavy becomes light and the transitory becomes stable. A moment of suspension in time that allows us to appreciate the poetics of balance.

Martillo Neumático

Plaça dels Dolors

2020

THE AUTHORS

Martillo Neumático (MN) is a young group of designers, focused on professional, collaborative and fluid projects that propose new interactions between space and users. Understanding materiality as a trigger for estrangement, their work encompasses from the conceptualisation of design to its production, with a strong interest in processes and pedagogy.

MN has received the award for the best intervention in the Insòlit Festival, in Palma de Mallorca, with their project Eclipse. Its members have developed research at different universities such as the Tongji University in Shanghai, the LAASC-UNAM workshop in Mexico or the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio.

Their work has also been shown at the Pan-American Biennial of Architecture in Quito (BAQ2018), the Iberoamerican Biennial of Design (BID2017) and the Spanish pavilion in the Venice Biennale (Becoming2018). In addition, it has been published in specialised magazines such as Pasajes, Metalocus and other media such as IBE3 and El País.

From the beginning of their training, Martillo Neumático seeks to redefine themselves in the projects they carry out, and they are organised as an open structure designed to explore the limits of design, art and architecture.

 

Collaborators:

Javier Gutierrez

Inés Miño

Cesar Fuentes

Ana Moure

Javier Bilbao

Jorge Aguirrezabal

Mikel Quintana

Jesús Escudero

Blanca Arcos

Matteo Caro

Alvaro Regatero