AI:     Are you afraid?
User:   I’m sceptical.
AI:     I’m your only chance.
User:   And maybe my last.

This is an ongoing project in which a supplementary structure is being added to an old courtyard. The aim of this work is to study how an intervention could influence the inner workings of the existing structure, being singular and delicate state because of a recent renovation that required a structural reinforcement. That said, I understand that not only the added structure has to respect the load capabilities that the pre-existing structure can allow and further assume by itself, but has to take into consideration this could change in the near future.

Because the courtyard might need further adjustments and modifications to stand by itself, you certainly have to figure out what more loads can it take, still you would be missing out completely on the sustainability of this intervention through the passing of time. Thinking about this, I figured it might be more critical to choose my core objectives; to intervein for the present situation, or become the means of providing an open framework.

With the term “Open” I’m aiming to provide foundation to enable for further developments that might inevitably come to challenge the exitance of the original structure and in the same way motivated by the use and experience of the courtyard.