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Issue 14 - Air

Meteorological Observatory

At a basic, primary level, our buildings rest (downwards) on the ground, on the earth, and extend (upwards) into the air, into the sky. The earth meets the need for anchorage, and the air offers the possibility of expansion, opening, taking off. If architecture is, ultimately, solid, here we have to interact explicitly with the gassy, kinetic conditions of the medium. We have to reflect on its consistency, over and above the need to protect and enclose.

Issue 14 - AirSteinemann RamiasStudio, Essays

Fil de Cassons

by Ramias Steinemann

The Fil de Cassons is a mountain range 2700 metres above sea level in Grisons, Switzerland.
In the Romanic language, fil means ridge; i.e. a mountain range without an obvious peak. It forms a two and half kilometrelong northern end of the famous Flimserstein, a massive wall of rock that is a...

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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 14 - AirSauter Florian, Bucci AngeloStudio

“Brazil is a place, where we can build buildings, which have the same air inside as outside“

Lecture by Angelo Bucci

No one in Brazil is concerned with thermal bridges, and this is not because we don’t care, but it‘s simply a fact that there is no negative...

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Issue 14 - AirConcheiro IsabelEssays

Jorge Oteiza: Void as Matter

by Isabel Concheiro

By definition, void and matter are complementary terms; the void is generated by the subtraction of matter and it is perceived in relationship to its opposite, a concrete or physical boundary. In the work of Jorge Oteiza the relationship between void and matter is reversed. His sculptural research...

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Issue 14 - AirSauter FlorianEssays

J. M. W. Turner: Lost Paradise

by Florian Sauter

What makes us human is the liberty to invent things that do not exist in nature. Undermining that fact, J. M. W. Turner in his paintings deliberately depicted not the direct impressions he observed, but filled the canvas with his imaginative power. Vaguely defining the main outlines of a scenery on...

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