This is a theory-based experimental project that explores the demographic topology of a site in Southern Venezuela, in the area of La Gran Sabana close to the border with Brazil.
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Synergetic Regionalism: the deciphering of the project title could aid with the better understanding of its aims and objectives. ‘Synergetic’ is interpreted as the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances in order to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. ‘Regionalism’ on the other hand deals with regional, rather than central systems. In other words, the project’s aim is to look at different regions and analyze their character in order to find evidence for their possible interaction and merging into a larger outcome.

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William Alfredo Villalobos Fernàndez’s theoretical project is based on the promotion of generative architecture and computed topologies in order to obtain an answer to binding and bonding together ‘indigenous communities through immediate access to telecommunications and exposure to global interaction’ (Fernàndez). Through the means of parametric modeling, Fernàndez aims to show architectural juxtapositions between natural systems and human-established [anthropogenic] conditions. More profoundly, he studies the relationship (or collision) between the newly emerging architectural models in the area and the original and indigenous organizations and structures.

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The outcome of the site analysis and systematization of human-involved systems is an architectural building, organic in shape with curvaceous slopes, spaces and overall parametrically modeled aesthetics. The surfaces are designed according to research-collected parameters and in all, the project depicts a metaphoric reaction against the already established system people have developed under. The usage and integration of parametric modeling henceforth is a translation and interpretation of the certain data and parameters that represent the forces acting upon people, again according to Fernàndez himself.

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The reaction against the established systems also tries to implement a move-away from classical norms and canons, the romanticized views of indigenous societies and their ‘exclusively vernacular’ mode of operation and existence. Thus, Fernàndez initiates  not only an architectural juxtaposition of systems of beliefs, but also a cultural conflict between human and nature in their most basic state of existence.

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