II towers is the name for a simple constructive exercise using common and inexpensive materials: concrete block and wooden poles. The exercise consisted of using a waste of materials (resulting from other architectural works) in order to build several structures on an empty lot located in the north of the city of Monterrey where these materials had been stored for a while.
Although there is still more waste material to be used, these 2 pieces are the first of a series of structures that will be located over time on this site. The only rule for each project is that these structures are not permanently inhabitable which rather implies uses related to observation, delimitation, grouping, meditation, among others to be discovered.
The first tower, called Tower C (from tower of columns), is a structure made of repeated pieces of wood (4”x4” section wooden poles) that form structural modules that vertically builds the wooden tower.
The configuration of the columns changes according to the next module in height from the smallest to the largest number of constitutive elements as the structural modules are filled with pieces. This produces a visual effect both through the piece and in the shadow it causes.
The second tower, called Tower E (from stair tower in spanish) consist in a base made by a variable configuration of concrete blocks forming irregular steps.
On top of this base there is a three-dimensional stair-like structure made of wood (4”x4” section wooden poles fixed in concrete within the concrete blocks) forming an individual lookout at the top of the tower.