Discipline: Architecture – design

Sergio Lopez-Pineiro

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Cambridge, MA
MacDowell fellowships: 2012

Sergio Lopez-Pineiro is an interdisciplinary architect, whose work explores voids as socio-spatial phenomena of freedom, diversity, and spontaneity. He is the director of Holes of Matter, a design studio in architecture and landscape, and a lecturer in landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he teaches design studios and theory seminars on architecture and landscape with a focus on the public nature of the built environment. Lopez-Pineiro is the author of A Glossary of Urban Voids.

Lopez-Pineiro dedicated his time at MacDowell to design spatial fields (continuous, homogeneous, and non-hierarchical distributions of elements) as the means to imagine space emptied of preexisting socio-cultural structures. In particular, he spent time designing tensegrity structures, which are structural configurations that find balance by mixing up and distributing different types of forces.



Sergio Lopez-Pineiro worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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