STEREOTOMIC PROTOTYPES 
Hierarchical Porosity in Architecture

Prototypes

 

Among the different definitions of prototype, the one that concerns this research approach is the definition of a prototype as “a first full-scale and usually functional form of a new type or design of a construction” [1]. Following this definition, a stereotomic prototype would represent the full-scale physical formalization of the stereotomic paradigm. This paradigm is grounded on the construction of the structural continuum (i.e. a contemporary interpretation of the traditional wall construction in architecture). 

“Space is not a space unless you can see the evidence of how it was made.” [2].


[1] https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prototype 

[2] Cook, J.W, Klotz, H., “Conversations with Architects”. 1973, Praeger Publishers. P.212.