The consumption of food for the human kind was always constituted as an essential and integral part of everyday life. It concerns a basic biological need of each person, in order to insure survival. The cover, however, of this need does not exist through simple habit or routine, but is invested with various symbolic dimensions. For all the cultures, the consumption of food was not only biological fact, but it was constituted also as a powerful mean of expression and maintenance of ideologies and perceptions.
However, the treatment of food (cooking) has been assimilated with the place of kitchen; on the other hand, kitchen is usually placed in an isolated and sterilized place in the house.
This diplomatic work re-defines the substance of kitchen, approaches the relation between cooking and architecture, and it is concretely researched if architecture can be shaped through the cooking technique.
The project focuses in small scale, functions in direct relation with human body and it is shaped by that. It concerns a collective happening, a cooking performance, which is carried out not by an isolated person, but by a team.
Thus, is been created an object, portable, that obeys in the terms of cooking, and functions out of the strict and particular limits of house. It is moved in the city, while it is used as a type of urban, but also and domestic game.
Besides, are examined all the stages of treatment and consumption of food, while is re-defined the provision of departments of a "usual" kitchen. The pieces of the particular object are composed, like cooking, from users themselves. The portable kitchen is exempted from the tedious consuming luxuries, covering the basic operations and uses of corresponding place.
It has created a manufacture, an outdoor stage, where actors are users themselves. They are participating in a common preparation of food, but also in a kind of "performance" and game, that sets cooking a social and public ritual event.