For the exposition “occupied/ free or the free handling of occupied room” in the AFO (architecture center Upper Austria) we discussed the transition from public room into the exhibition space with the project “Raumverschlag”. A wooden shed defines in a temporary way the occupation of space-the conclusion of a threshold or a passage. In connection with a building that from a cultural and functional point of view creates a more or less transparent border to its environment, the shed is an obvious separation of possible room extensions.
A wooden shed, as a designed construction, creates for the duration of the exposition a transition of the public room into the Architekturforum- a perceptible portal.
It is reduced nearly exclusively to a simple surface and pure material-the absolute limit. Maybe public space can be described - as a present review - as a possibility of private portals under certain circumstances.
In this sense, we could say that we live in a space of conditions, and we are thrown into them.«
AFO Architekturzentrum OÖ
Gerhard Brandl (MAERZ)
OTHER EXHIBITION PARTICIPANTS
Michael Weingärtner (AFO)