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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…