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> Formalhaut

For 30 years Formalhaut designed land­scape and pub­lic spaces. Their works are archi­tec­tural and experimental. Years ago Formalhaut showed cows in trans­par­ent boxes in a pad­dock and in front of Frankfurt’s sky­line we built a 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…