Holes of Matter is a design studio exploring voids as sources of freedom, diversity, and spontaneity.
Urbanization and inhabitation processes use agricultural landscapes (bed-furrow-bed-furrow), city fabrics (street-block-street-block), residential yards (driveway-flowerbed-entry-driveway-flowerbed-entry), glass curtain walls (glazing-mullion-glazing-mullion), apartment layouts (entry-kitchen-room-room-room), and other various patterns of organization (etcetera-etcetera-etcetera) to construct the built environment. Such patterns result from social, cultural, artistic, and ecological conceptions, as well as technological and economic capacities. The relationships between patterns are continually optimized through technical means, continuously fine-tuned to current cultural meanings, regularly re-assessed in their political repercussions, periodically re-evaluated for their aesthetic implications, and consistently questioned for their ecological impact.
Holes of Matter focuses on the voids that emerge within this patterned environment. They are opportunities for the unplanned and the unpredictable to emerge: they are openings for freedom, diversity, and spontaneity, which are unpatterned and unpatternable. Voids are outsides to the prevailing context.