ADYTON IS GREEK FOR “INACCESSIBLE”, “NO-ENTRY SITE.
BACK IN THE ANCIENT EGYPT, TEMPLES WERE ASSUMED AS THE PLACES WHERE DEITIES DWELL IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD. AN EGYPTIAN TEMPLE WAS USUALLY DIVIDED INTO THREE ARCHITECTURAL SECTIONS: PERISTYLON, HYPOSTYLON, ADYTON. THE ADYTON WAS THE PLACE WHERE THE REPRESENTATION OF THE DEITY WHOM THE TEMPLE WAS CONSTRUCTED FOR WAS PLACED. THIS REPRESENTATION ONTO A CONCRETE MATERIAL WAS APPREHENDED AS A PHYSICAL PERSONIFICATION OF A GOD INTO THE HUMAN WORLD, SO THE AREA WHERE THIS REPRESENTATION WAS ALLOCATED OBTAINED A QUITE PARTICULAR WAY OF USING BOTH SPACE AND ARCHITECTURE THROUGH A HUMAN-MADE TECHNICAL WORK. ONLY A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL –I.E. THE HIGH PRIEST OF THE TEMPLE- WAS ALLOWED TO GET INTO THE ADYTON, SO THAT EVERYONE OUTSIDE OF THIS SOCIAL STATUS THAT WOULD TRESPASS THIS ARCHITECTURAL SECTION HAD TO BE PENALIZED, USUALLY UNDER CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.
ADYTON IS A PHENOMENOLOGYCAL LABORATORY FOR THE SPATIAL THINKING
Facing proposals that subordinate the spatial fact to the volumetric passivity, to the threedimensionality of the pictorial vision, ADYTON is a site for the hermeneutic research on the spatial, understood as a physical, corporal, architectonic fact.
ADYTON IS A CONDITIONED ARCHITECTURE
A place subjected to conditions of use by an audience periodically convened.
ADYTON IS INDEPENDENT
A self-managed laboratory for the phenomenological spatial experimentation.
ADYTON IS EXPERIMENTAL
The place that gives shelter to spatial proposals that because of their dimensions or features can not be developed on conventional spaces.
ADYTON IS A SPATIAL RESEARCH
Where the boundaries between sculpture and architecture are diluted generating biases and limitations, ADYTON sets there its research.
ADYTON IS GLOBAL
Can be located in whatever existing place.
ADYTON IS LAW
A preexisiting architecture and its users subjected to a code of behaviour.
ADYTON IS FAITH
A preexisiting architecture and its users subjected to Techno-Representational Mysticism.