Issue 14 - AirSauter Florian, Schmidlin Chasper, von Mackensen Till, Mateo Josep Lluís, Steinemann RamiasStudio, Videos

Meteorological Observatory

by Josep Lluis Mateo,Till von Mackensen, Chasper Schmidlin, Ramias Steinemann and Florian Sauter

At an artistic level, the picture could be painted with the remains of the sky;
making the enclosure ready to receive and...

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Issue 15 - FireSteinemann Ramias, Hotz Anna, Schmidlin Chasper, von Mackensen Till, Mateo Josep LluísStudio

A Guesthouse on Stromboli

by Josep Lluis Mateo, Anna Hotz, Till von Mackensen, Chasper Schmidlin, Ramias Steinemann


Fire certainly can be dangerous and out of control, destructive and aggressive.
In these conditions, architecture can...

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Issue 15 - FireSchmidlin Chasper, von Mackensen TillStudio, Essays, Videos

Journey into the Fire

Essay by Chasper Schmidlin, Video by Till von Mackensen

A journey with our students took us to a place where fire could be
experienced with all the senses: the volcanic island of Stromboli, one
of the pearls of the Aeolian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. To get
there, we had to cross the deep blue sea. The boat bore the name
Eraclide. It made us...

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Issue 15 - FireConcheiro Isabel, Allen Stan , von Mackensen TillVideos, Interviews

Fire and Light

Interview with Stan Allen

IC Fire as a form of energy and its mastering gave rise to human civilization.
From its central role in the organization of space, the architectural
presence of fire has declined somewhat during the last two centuries.
On the one hand, its potential dangers led it to be shut away, first...

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Issue 15 - Firevon Mackensen TillEssays

James Turrell: Skyspaces - Earthly Periscopes

by Till von Mackensen

Overlooking a smoothly curved hillside partially covered by forests, a rocky figure emerges from the earth. At a distance one can distinguish a rough shape growing out of its top. Stones of irregular formats have been layered to a soil-coloured cylindrical shape. From some angles the figure melts...

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