Architecture is firmly related to control. This relation is uncovered through actions such as determining the borders, distinguishing inside and outside; if it is indistinguishable, trying to design that, defining the obscure, describing the indefinite.
There is also a discrepancy in it: Architecture tries to change the borders that it once drew. It struggles for stability while being afraid of stagnant. Ambition to control or in other words, aspire to keep down the movement does not leave us alone while imagining, designing and implementing.
It is possible to rethink the correlation between space, place, human and nature and construction by imagining architectures that movement is not controlled. Sky Spotting Stop is based on this possibility. We proposed a construction where unpredictability takes control and the sea changes the borders of the space.
In June 2013, while we were trying to set up the Sky Spotting Stop, a movement that could not be controlled, arose in the city. People were in the public space like never before; they were so dense and the occupation was so unlimited. We all had to reconsider the act of control and its aspects in architecture. In June, the city was full of Sky Spotting Stops; where the movement in the city changed the public space, just like the sea drops.
This Sky Spotting Stop, is a temporary construction which is an answer to the question if a temporary building can be site-specific. It does not have purpose other than simply providing shade and seating while challenging the ambition of control. We wish all other Sky Spotting Stops in town which emerged from the movement that flows from the parks, squares and streets will be permanent in public space. We need them all; either for changing, imagining, or for contemplating horizon, looking to the sky or just for stopping.