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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Constantinos Kalisperas Uncut by Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

 
September 27th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Constantinos Kalisperas’ approach, either in architecture or in design, involves the fundamental principle of coincidentia oppositorum, i.e. seeking unity through the coincidence of opposites: above with below, inside with outside, negative with positive, infinite with finite, a principle that has defined both western and eastern way of thinking since antiquity.

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

On the other hand, however, one can clearly sense the need for the deconstruction of this unity, where the organised structure and balance are disrupted and fragmented, thus creating dozens of possibilities – vague, complex, random and definitely open to multiple interpretations

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Heterogeneous materials, hard and soft, natural and synthetic like resin, corian, iron, perspex, aluminum and brass, are the raw materials which Kalisperas uses for the objects that he designs and creates. Their sculpture (and micro-sculpture) quality creates strange artistic complexes, with a rhythmic arrangement but also with “escaping tendencies” – real or allegorical. On the one hand, their bases have perfect geometric shapes and volumes: the circle, the square, the cylinder, the cube.

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

On the other, a sudden section, an unexpected displacement of the axis of balance gives them an impetus and makes them get off the ground. This is achieved by the parallel co-existence of technology (the engine) and man (the hand). The fragile relationship between technological perfection and human nature creates these unique peculiar hybrids that float between sculpture and architecture, between form and concept, between the erotic and the rational, between the artistic and the socio-political, between the material and the immaterial. They are, in fact, small three-dimensional utopias, for models of worlds that will come to replace the worlds that are leaving…

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

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