new york surfaces 

Mid-November, study trip to NYC. I see bricks everywhere, in all variations: painted, cut, joined, reassemled, rotten, worn. Walls like aged skin or yellowed paper, narrating stories of products long gone, an industrial age passed, of hands putting them up and tearing them down. Each brick being in one of an infinte amount of positions accumulating history. Is there a way to artistically incorporate that into a building? Some days later, in the Metropolitan Museum, we looked at the Temple of Dendur. Among the engravings that cover all the walls smaller ones of people having seen it later.

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istanbul I 




Ideas from Istanbul: Bay windows are a common sight. On the first floor they provide a covered entrance, on the second floor they catch the wind and provide cross ventilation and a view into the street. On the third floor often a balcony, sometimes covered as well. It is a simple way to add multiple qualities to a facade.

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autumn etc 

Ca' di Tristezza


Rainy days, Maroni in the oven, the smell of bread and cold air in the room. Seeing the world through water stained windows. Cigarettes, spending time drawing, solving plans like doing crossword puzzles. Fiction breathing life the longer you work on it. Listening to Cold Specks and Efterklang.



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gewohnt 
how we would like to live.
one room filled with furniture, originating from the same family but at the same time all different, just like dogs.

another room divided up by plants of all sizes to create a patchwork of inbetweens, to read, to water and harvest, to rest.

one room like a passepartout framing mountains. to boulder, to feel solid and heavy.


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