Academic Project • Vienna, AUS • Fall 2012 • Mattias Del Campo, Prof.
em· pyr· e· al [em-pir-ee-uh l, em-puh-ree-uh-l] adj.
1. pertaining to the sky; celestial: empyreal blue.
2. formed of pure fire or light: empyreal radiance.
Through a strata of translucent planar forms, qualities of light, space and view converge to imbue the atmospheric and ethereal in units of housing and a health spa. The project begins to explore the co-habitation with “other”, alternative geometries. Indistinct forms experienced through the strata of planes break from conventional visual language to generate a new means of interaction between programs and individuals. The spatial effect achieved is bodies suspended in a glowing milieu, visually connected by vague adjacencies, and more clearly through breaks in the planar language.