The identity of informal architecture viewed over the memory of a body in crisis

The human body through its senses is the bridge that connect us with the outside world.

The space from an architectonic point of view is the molding of the emptiness through limits established by volumes; the space is created and rationalized taking always into account the scale of the human body, either in movement or inactive, the body geometry and perceptive complexity reaches to produce a space bearer of essential dimensions of the human existence. So, the proportions of the human body and its geometry are the constructive reference of the surrounding spaces.

The relation between body and space has been millennial, from the conception of harmony principles and classic western architecture proportions represented by the Vitruvio´s drawings, up until the contemporary ergonomic criteria.

The man since the beginning of history started his individual search to dominate nature from the domain of his own body. The balance, posture, relaxation, breathing, rhythm, synchronization, strength, speed, and body reaction are the set of components and interrelations carried out so the body covers its need of multiplying and expanding always through a geometry which grants structure and stability. All that cognitive knowledge about the body produced a series of manifestations both sporty and artistic, and we make a special mention of the acrobatic discipline.

I take control and ponder about the emptiness or residual spaces of the informal city through acrobatics, thus creating an analogy between the tension of the human tower and the social strength of these structures, product of the improvised construction, which have a complex and creative dynamism we can see as creators of third forms.