FORMULA_X: PLASMA STUDIO
02. Oktober 2010 - 14. November 2010
Exhibition at the DAZ_Scharoun Saal
7.00 pm, PLASMA STUDIO Nodal Landscapes
Lecture by Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
Introduction: Kristien Ring, Director DAZ, Curator FORMULA_X
8.00 pm, Opening party
In physics the term ‘plasma’ describes a particular state of matter in which energy is readily conducted through a material – the fluid spaces of Plasma Studio’s architecture work by the same principle. Folding space into space, the architects draw landscapes into buildings, streets into facades, inside to outside. Transformative tectonics set spaces, planes and bodies into unforeseen relationships that challenge conventional topographies and spatial codes.
For the last 10 years the office, currently based in London, Southern Tyrol and Beijing, has been widely recognized as one of the leading international architecture and design practices of the emerging generation. From small scale installations to large scale master planning, Plasma Studio`s projects bear strongly the mark of a digital design process. Propelled by the partners’ academic research and teaching at the Architectural Association in London. Plasma Studio develops architectural solutions by mediating between the scales of topography & context on the one hand, and sensory & physical relationships on the other. Their holistic design process enables an elastic response to completely varied contextual conditions and assignments. The exhibition at the DAZ presents their characteristic approach within a jump in scale; from built projects in Europe to recent work-in-progress planning in China.
Plasma Studio was founded by Eva Castro and Holger Kehne in London in 1999. They are cofounders of GroundLab, an emerging international practice of Landscape Urbanism and since 2002 both teach at the Architectural Association. Eva Castro is the director of the MA Landscape Urbanism programme. Holger Kehne is the Unit Master of the Diploma Unit 12. Currently the two hold positions as Honorary Professors at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology in China. Eva Castro studied architecture and urbanism at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and subsequently completed the Graduate Design programme under Jeff Kipnis at the AA. Holger Kehne graduated in architecture at the Münster School of Architecture in Germany and at the University of East London. Since 2003 the architect Ulla Hell is Associated Partner of Plasma Studio and represents the second office location in Sesto near Bolzano, Italy. She studied at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and the TU Delft and TU Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
More about the FORMULA_X Exhibition Series
01_Xi’an Horticultural Exhibition – Exhibition Center, Xi’an, China, to be completed: 2011 / Image: Plasma Studio
02_Datong Twin Towers, Datong, China, Competition, 1st prize, 2010 / Image: Plasma Studio
03_Strata Hotel, Sesto, Italy, 2007 / Photo: Cristobal Palma
04_Hotel Puerta America, Madrid, Spain, 2005 / Photo: diephotodesigner
The FORMULA_X exhibition PLASMA STUDIO Nodal Landscapes is supported by: Dornbracht / WOLFartec / Coopglas / ewo / Technische Universität Braunschweig / Residence Königswarte / TECU ® / HELLA / Sto AG / Watschinger Tischlerei / 3d modell.at
DAZ Corporate partners: Trilux / PUK Werke / Grohe / Steelcase / Viessmann