CARLOS VALVERDE PROJECTS ADYTON #1 #2 #3





ADYTON IS GREEK FOR “INACCESSIBLE”, “NO-ENTRY SITE.

BACK IN THE ANCIENT EGYPT, TEMPLES WERE ASSUMED AS THE PLACES WHERE DEITIES DWELL IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD. AN EGYPTIAN TEMPLE WAS USUALLY DIVIDED INTO THREE ARCHITECTURAL SECTIONS: PERISTYLON, HYPOSTYLON, ADYTON. THE ADYTON WAS THE PLACE WHERE THE REPRESENTATION OF THE DEITY WHOM THE TEMPLE WAS CONSTRUCTED FOR WAS PLACED. THIS REPRESENTATION ONTO A CONCRETE MATERIAL WAS APPREHENDED AS A PHYSICAL PERSONIFICATION OF A GOD INTO THE HUMAN WORLD, SO THE AREA WHERE THIS REPRESENTATION WAS ALLOCATED OBTAINED A QUITE PARTICULAR WAY OF USING BOTH SPACE AND ARCHITECTURE THROUGH A HUMAN-MADE TECHNICAL WORK. ONLY A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL –I.E. THE HIGH PRIEST OF THE TEMPLE- WAS ALLOWED TO GET INTO THE ADYTON, SO THAT EVERYONE OUTSIDE OF THIS SOCIAL STATUS THAT WOULD TRESPASS THIS ARCHITECTURAL SECTION HAD TO BE PENALIZED, USUALLY UNDER CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.

#1
ADYTON IS A PHENOMENOLOGYCAL LABORATORY FOR THE SPATIAL THINKING
Facing proposals that subordinate the spatial fact to the volumetric passivity, to the threedimensionality of the pictorial vision, ADYTON is a site for the hermeneutic research on the spatial, understood as a physical, corporal, architectonic fact.

#2
ADYTON IS A CONDITIONED ARCHITECTURE
A place subjected to conditions of use by an audience periodically convened.

#3
ADYTON IS INDEPENDENT
A self-managed laboratory for the phenomenological spatial experimentation.

#4
ADYTON IS EXPERIMENTAL
The place that gives shelter to spatial proposals that because of their dimensions or features can not be developed on conventional spaces.

#5
ADYTON IS A SPATIAL RESEARCH
Where the boundaries between sculpture and architecture are diluted generating biases and limitations, ADYTON sets there its research.

#6
ADYTON IS GLOBAL
Can be located in whatever existing place.

#7
ADYTON IS LAW
A preexisiting architecture and its users subjected to a code of behaviour.

#8
ADYTON IS FAITH
A preexisiting architecture and its users subjected to Techno-Representational Mysticism.