To be really rich, I believe, is to have one space. One big empty space.
Empty space is never-wasted space.
When I look at things, I always see the space they occupy.
I always want the space to reappear, to make a comeback, because it’s lost space when there’s something in it.
I believe in living in one room
One empty room with just a bed, a tray and a suitcase
Suitcase space is so efficient. A suitcase full of everything you need
One suitcase and one empty room. Terrific. Perfect.
(“Atmosphere”: “THE Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)
The scope of this study is an object, but the goal is to space.
A big empty space. Warhol's philosophy for the area which is discussed in a chapter called "Atmosphere" included in his book: "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)", creates a perfect picture in his mind about how you want be the place. Empty, free of unnecessary objects and free the owner from unnecessary demands.
He considers really rich, a person who owns a space, a big empty space.
Interpreted as lost is not the empty space, but the one containing something.
Following that he analyzes the meaning of occupation of the area and talks about the different ways that someone occupies an area. And he reaches to the conclusion that we should all live in one room. In one big empty room with a bed, a tray and a suitcase full of everything we need.
The aim of this study, therefore, is space and the smallest violation of it. It is trying to reach the magical reappearance, through an object that occupies minimum space and transforms according to what is needed.
Basis of the object is the main need of sleep and this gives its first version: the bed, the predominantly personal space. Around the minimum area of the body, thus, unfold functions to satisfy basic needs. Functions supported by a bed, a tray and a suitcase.
Answers to questions like: what is the status of the habitable? What specifies habitable? When do we really inhabit a space? When do we consider it ours? Answers to those questions may give us a new understanding of space, more general, more pure, free from limitations we obey to, often without a second thought.
The habitation of a space is driven by our needs and not by features indicated to us by every space in every room. We inhabit a space, we consider it ours, and we dictate its functions.