On the threshold
Héctor has a background training in Architecture from both Venezuela and Norway (Master of Architecture - BAS 2009). He has ever since worked as an architectural educator, architect, urban designer and urban planner, and has also collaborated in several visual art projects. Since 2017 he is a staff member of the Bergen Section of Planning, Research and Landscape Architecture in Multiconsult Norge, where he also functions as a trans-disciplinary project/process manager for feasibility studies and zoning/regulation for commissioners from the public and private sector. Héctor has also been a board member of the Bergen Architects Association (2016-2018), Europan Norge (2011-) and senior adviser at Botanical City.
Most of my artistic work is situational. I work mostly with light, - light touching, form and space. This has resulted in a number of «light installations» interior and exterior. I work mainly with site based ideas; content and character.
Materials are chosen according to the idea and in relation to the site.My choice of materials is unlimited;anything from traditional materials to building- or natural materials.
The light can be natural or a variety of artificial light.
The situations can be either small or large but always with one or another form of energy.My main focus is on relativity of space/form/light with a versatility.
Light and space relativity is common to all my works.
I am fascinated by light, yet not necessarily limited to the colour white whenever the situation requires something else.
How to avoid the formation of closed and segregated societies? How to create a sense of belonging to a new place? And where to start?
In this project, my focus is on neighbourhoods, as integration starts from the place we live in. Togetherness starts in our houses and their immediate surroundings, they are the birthplace of our sense of belonging to the place and community.
The plan is to establish an attractive neighbourhood for both locals and immigrants. The idea is based on the principle of co-living which is used to increase the possibilities of interaction. This is achieved by having different levels of shared-spaces, facilities and common activities.
Site in Møllendal, Bergen, as this area is under development. According to the municipality’s plan, this site is open for development in order to explore new ways of living in the city. The plan from the municipality aims for sharing services, creating new types of co-housing and new common areas and relations between people across age and background.