Lost in Space

work in progress / 2010

Reseach study to find new possibilities of dynamic spaces.

together with

Florian Gassmann





Our perception of space is closely linked to spatial factors, such as composition, orientation and complexity. Furthermore light, reflection, materiality and sound plays an important role for our haptic sense of space. Our three-dimensional impression is the result of the evaluation and interpretation of the mentioned properties. They are needed for the orientation in space.


Seen as a research study, “Lost in Space” tries to find new possibilities to create dynamic spaces, which are able to change their physical form and structure over time. How can we modulate the spatial situation and consequently affect the behavior and movement of the human-being inside. Which parameters of the environment are useful to stimulate the behavior of the constantly changing structure? What is the interaction of the human-being and the space around him?


Parametric and algorithmic methods have become very powerful tools in current architecture. By working exclusively in virtual space almost everything is possible and just limited by our creativity. But if it comes back to physical space we still have to deal with the limitations of current available materials. Therefore experimenting with the boundaries and possibilities of new materials will play a very important role during the research process. Furthermore we also want to start experimenting with “smart materials” and give an overlook of other projects dealing with similar topics.



Alex Ketzer (support website)

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