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AIC - Automotive Intelligence Center

Luis Urculo

She moves through the building. Measuring, questioning, and exploring space.

Architecture is explored through the movements of a woman obsessed with measurements. Viewers are taken on an abstract, silent tour within the area of the Automotive Intelligence Center building (Amorebieta-Etxano, Spain) designed by Javier Pérez Uribarri and Xabier Aparicio Ortega (ACXT).

The short movie by Estudio Luis Urculo is the first of a three-act video project that explores and narrates three works by ACXT architects, located in the Basque Country (Spain) through three different measurement units. While the other two Urculo's videos  ("Epsilon Euskadi", "Piscina Vizcaya") introduce "complexity" and "memory", "AIC" is based on the concept of the literal "size" of these architectural spaces.

Within a complete absence of dialogues, everyday gestures are overlapped to specific actions in order to seize and understand the space. A divided screen projects two perspectives simultaneously, which allows the viewers to perceive both the scale of the building as well as its more special qualities.


Editing: Mauricio Freyre
Architect: ACXT
Mentioned project: Automotive Intelligence Center
Project location: Amorebieta-Etxano, Spain
With: Cristina Blanco

Spain 2010
Duration: 4'44''

Selected for CITY VISIONS (Turin; April - October 2012), a series of public talks, conferences, and architecture videos on six dates curated by Image for URBAN CENTER METROPOLITANO.