The first five minutes of a project are the moments when dreams, utopias and desires, as well as the needs and sometimes the demands of the future inhabitants – a chaotic nebula composed of forces that are often contradictory and apparently incompatible but converging – come together in an original, vague and uncertain order. According to Robert Prost, the first five minutes represent the most magical, individualistic starting point of a project. It’s the heroic moment where everything can still be imagined, even if we don’t really know what we are going to accomplish and where nothing has been defined concerning the out- come of an approach with far-reaching effects. The aim of this exhibition is to ask a group of thirty architects how they envisage the “ first metaphorical minutes ”. How they overcome their legitimate doubts; how they handle the necessity to represent something that doesn’t yet exist; how they crystallise their initial objective to make it real or rather which elements they decide to freeze to allow the project to come to life; how they make it self-evident to convince and seduce, but also sufficiently appropriate to be able to surmount the multiple assaults of reality, constraints, negotiations and other external factors that will gradually shape the project and make it materialise.

LES CINQ PREMIÈRES MINUTES / THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES. Exposition d'Architecture, Terrin Jean-Jacques (organisateur), Art-cade* Galerie des Grands Bains Douches de la Plaine, Marseille (FR), 14 avril – 13 mai 2017

Mazzoli Cecilia
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2017

Abstract

The first five minutes of a project are the moments when dreams, utopias and desires, as well as the needs and sometimes the demands of the future inhabitants – a chaotic nebula composed of forces that are often contradictory and apparently incompatible but converging – come together in an original, vague and uncertain order. According to Robert Prost, the first five minutes represent the most magical, individualistic starting point of a project. It’s the heroic moment where everything can still be imagined, even if we don’t really know what we are going to accomplish and where nothing has been defined concerning the out- come of an approach with far-reaching effects. The aim of this exhibition is to ask a group of thirty architects how they envisage the “ first metaphorical minutes ”. How they overcome their legitimate doubts; how they handle the necessity to represent something that doesn’t yet exist; how they crystallise their initial objective to make it real or rather which elements they decide to freeze to allow the project to come to life; how they make it self-evident to convince and seduce, but also sufficiently appropriate to be able to surmount the multiple assaults of reality, constraints, negotiations and other external factors that will gradually shape the project and make it materialise.
Mazzoli Cecilia; La Piccirella Federico; Terrin Jean-Jacques
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