For 30 years we have designed landscape and public spaces. Our works are architectural and experimental.
Years ago we showed cows in transparent boxes in a paddock and in front of Frankfurt’s skyline we built group of silos as houses for singles citing a game of chess. These projects pre-empted the creation of the seminal living room project.
With living room in the medieval town of Gelnhausen we surpass borders. Its walls do not function as enclosure, more like a membrane for an ‘urban osmosis’, suggesting a swap of public for private, thus mixing the house with the town. It offers more than just a cheekily stuck out tongue, with its drawer extended into the public realm, while Thomas Kling’s poem on the façade states “…the house is the mouth cave…”
We work on the non-functional space and challenge its enigmatic character by questioning: can the physical border of space be beautiful itself or is the expanse of the void the reason for beauty? This hairsplitting question leads to distill space from ‘space-border’ and vice versa. In the tent pictures the inside/outside is confused by folding, in the sculptures three dimensional house-size vessels have super-thin soft walls , in the photographical light works we show space of no mass…