Europe’s oldest known wooden house is the Bethlehem House, a solid timber construction erected in 1287 in the Swiss canton of Schwyz. With a design that is both functional and flexible design, the building is still in use today.
Rossetti+Wyss explore the qualities of traditional building methods and transport these into their work. Many of their projects involve the use of solid wood for project-specific applications and designs, as well as in combination with other materials. Embracing the many facets of this trustworthy building material, they have used it for load bearing and bracing, as well as for protective and insulating
Humans and technology today form an inseparable link that have profound implications for Earth’s ecosystems – leading to the debate for a new era: the Anthropologic. In recent years, the transition from analog to digital architecture has materialized through increasing availability of novel software and new methods in digital architecture fabrication – tooling. The cognitive and digital turn implies ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and material intelligence, but to mention a few. The resulting design strategies overwhelm our discipline of architecture, encouraging a re-thinking of architecture, the architect’s role and responsibility, as well as architectural education. The development of
In the twentieth century the world was in movement. Cars replaced the horse carriages and sound took cinema by storm. The rhythm of the printing press (Karl Lemke) was brimming, railroad bridges were crossing over the pulsating cities and Free Dance stood for releasing of the mind, body and soul. The modern man was seeking out the beat of his time. Architects, like Mies van der Rohe reacted to it with the invention of the open room layout – for light, air and movement. Moholy-Nagy designed an object out of the light movement called the Light-Space Modulator. What has happened
The nexus between architecture and installation art has long been a topic worthy of exploration. Installation transforms space and interacts with the audience; it must be designed, constructed and installed and therefore relies on architectural components.
Since the late eighties the acclaimed conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have created fantastical spaces that they call ‘total’ installations inviting viewers to immerse themselves in stories about utopian dreams. For Kabakovs installation is largely connected to architecture and they often incorporate architectural elements in their work. What links them the most is space.
The variety of drawings on view present us with