The purpose of the project, “Fifty-Three Minutes in Flux”,is to question the notion of “transience” as as cultural condition. It is by making an enquiry into this state of being that one explores the consequences in relation to movement and transitional moments in transport.

In “Fifty-Three Minutes in Flux”, boundaries and static signature buildings are erased and re-designed to leave space for an architecture without static connotations, an architecture that focuses on the terrifying beauty of coordinated movement.

Film as Sketchbook - Sketch No.4

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Film as Sketchbook - Sketch No.7

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Fifty-Three Minutes in Flux, The Terrifying Beauty of Coordinated Movement

The more things are free to flow, the more it seems that boundaries are imposed. This project stands as a critique to it, at a time where logistics make the extraordinary coordination of events possible.

Airpark Diagram, Northolt, London. UK

It is set in a new nature where idleness, and all its static connotations, has become a deviation. Where any sort of idleness, has been replaced by the dynamism of transience.

An architecture of parallel logistics in which, by slowing everything down, the scenario can be inhabited.

Air Traffic Control Radar Screen

Once a plane lands, its engines are completely turned off, the blades stop to rotate. Attached to a tug, they are driven along the way. In need of a time to fly away, they are organised accordingly.

Fifty-Three Minutes in Flux, The Terrifying Beauty of Coordinated Movement

Speed in each path: Fixed. Distance travelled: Variable. Time: Variable.

Average walking pace of a person: 4.8 km/h
Average walking pace of a turtle: 0.5 km/h
Cargo, Baggage out, Fuel Replenishment, Lavatory servicing. 3.8 km/h, 560m, 9 min.
De-boarding, Boarding, Food Catering: 1.8km/h, 1100m, 36 min.
Cargo, Baggage in, Fresh Water Replenishment: 3.8 km/h, 500m, 8 min.
Total: 53 min. 53 Minutes in Flux.