Cristian Ştefănescu (APP)
Andrea Spreafico (DAV)
The project is intended to evoke a reverence for nature and a reminder of the cycle of life. It proposes to reimagine a new form of dwelling. The architecture is designed not only as a shelter for a three- person family but also as vessels that water performs or influences. This dwelling is located in a remote natural environment, near a mountain lake, which has four distinct seasons. This project is centred around a narrative including five moments happening in the dwelling - from spring, summer, autumn, winter to spring. Each moment unfolds several fragments- a stage of this family, a part of their lifestyle, their perceptions or actions water triggers, water effects on architecture, nature phenomena process. As time spreads out, it tells evolvements, interactions, and relations throughout the presence of water among three interdependent and interrelated entities- humans, built environments (vessel), and natural environments (water). Together it reflects the oneness of water, a recurrent essence of ourselves and surroundings. This project is a manifesto to see architecture as water, in a state of flux.