This thesis experiments with the denotation of the hole, both in theoretical and practical level. Initially, the “Hole Atlas”, which is created by an archive and diagrams, is used as a tool that urges on the creation of a “re-drilling”. It produces a dialogue through multiple readings, creating a narrative path which is branching and is continually divided, that converts it in a constantly evolving state.
The Atlas operates as the dominant inquiry, demonstrating the multiplicity of thematic hole and seeks to produce a series of relationships, taking advantage of its extensive materiality of the topic. It goes after proving how the perforation of the material and the observation of the emptiness and the discontinuity, are equally relevant to architecture, literature, art, philosophy, psychoanalysis and body searches.
Through the research of the hole and the performance of "holing" we are trying to doubt the methodology of architecture as an addition and define it in terms of abstraction, complexity, ambiguity and void. From the subconscious to the underground sanctuary, a familiarized attempt is produced, through impulses, wanderings, disturbances and disasters which penetrates in realms such as the body, the natural and urban landscape. We analyze the meaning of the hole as a separate entity and a topological model that wanders between surface and depth, inside and outside. Thus, a route is made: through foundations, walls, soils, grounds, digital structures and materials, with strong interaction to external challenges, which is often being dissolved, but also dissolves the existing relationships.