Camera Obscura

The participation in the IFAC consisted of a theoretical and practical workshop in which the way in which we perceive the environment was questioned. The idea of the workshop was to build a prototype Camera Obscura. This one would be located in some representative point of the town working like catalyst of the perceptions of the surroundings.

The prototype was a reinterpretation of the classic Camera Obscura, historically used as an instrument for drawing. This will consist of a small pavilion (approx. 6 m2) completely dark in which a small hole filters the rays of sunlight and projects the inverted image of the exterior inwards. On this simple physical principle, it was intended to generate a dynamic of experimentation, observation and reflection, inviting the rest of the participants and inhabitants of the town to look at the environment with another perspective.

Three were the objectives: Transform a physical phenomenon into an architectural device, learning to work with simple materials and light; Learn to observe; Play to awaken the curiosity generated by an object that is foreign and foreign to the context, the town of Covarrubias.

Project: Workshop camara oscura
Promoter: IFAC 2015, Spain
Tutor: Diego Peña, Blanca Domínguez
Participants: international
Construction period: 2015
Sponsor: IFAC 2015, Spain