A volume cuts athwart the space. Towards the entrance, the side covered with reflex blue varnish is pierced by a few holes, which invite you to look inside. The images of building details are shown inside the cavity: structural and furniture elements, connections and gaps between surfaces made of wood, laminated panels, concrete, black metal sheathing, stone. Mattia Balsamini’s photos are constantly on top of the objects, through them we unlearn our visual experience. The point of view is undefined, the dimensions are altered, every reference coming from the context is lost. The viewer falls inside the subject of the pictures, which emerge from the dark background as an abstracted image with a new identity in the cold light. The camera materialises the architect’s vision by visualising its perspective: observing is designing. It portraits the analytical gaze that investigates and registers the objects, the paths of the eye that is inclined to fixate on what one would normally disregard, the gaze that passes through space and its diaphragms to discern the project. It portraits the matter of which architecture is made, the matter that appears to look back at us from inside the hole. Opposite the blue surface, reachable via two side passages, this vision machine takes shape. Structural rationales and technical systems are revealed by staging the construction process, while the vision is once again overturned.