Adrian Labaut Hernandez







Adrian Labaut is a Doctoral candidate at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. He holds a Bachelor and a Master’s Degree in Architecture with honours from the Politecnico di Milano. Adrian has collaborated with architectural offices in Italy and Spain and his work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Milan Design Week, the Milan Fashion Week, and elsewhere. Adrian is director of alabauth, a multidisciplinary studio working across experimental architecture, aesthetics, politics, philosophy and communication.  His research focuses on the relationships of form and meaning through the lens of visual research. Since 2020 he is a member of the Danish Association of Architects.

Given the current visual over-production of art objects, I believe it is important to step back and give us time to look at our own creations from a different perspective. Feeling, sensing, imagining; a non-visual framework rather than a direct message may put us in a more contemplative and even meditative status to re-consider our relation to art.

SUBMISSION: Box in the void

A small homage to conceptual art:

The proposal is non-visual, it leaves space for other’s imagination, intuition, interpretation. The project consists of a message of unknown content written on wood, cast inside a  1x1x1cm concrete cube.

The artist created this work as an homage to art and conceptual art more specifically. Sending an unknown object to a mysterious landscape is -for the artist- a rather exciting experience. The message is not written by himself, and he does not pretend to ever know its content. “Unknowns” are the best entities to imagine new worlds.