The changing relationship between nature and enclosed space has interested DMAA for many years. In the projects for the “H.O.M.E. House” and for a residential building in Bremen they interpret the subject by using the motif of nature as expanded living space.
We are in #PlantFever! For this guest article disguised as an interview, Evalie Wagner relates the social media phenomenon the #GardensOfInstagram to her own artistic work. In doing so, she shows that this stage-managed approach to flora is far more deeply rooted in our culture than a fleeting glimpse of our social media feeds would lead us to expect.
We spoke with Dr. Marc Olefs, Head of the Climate Research Department in the fields of data, methods and models at the ZAMG – Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, about the relationship between architecture, the weather and the climate and the possibilities that we have for modelling the climate of tomorrow.
In order to get an impression of the diversity of the ideas that are impacting upon today's view of the relationship between people and nature, it is worth examining the archive of visual culture. Join us on a journey through the history of this very special form of representation.
What farming will look like in the future is being decided today. Many examples suggest that, alongside the widely-known instances of industrial mass production, there are also numerous small initiatives that should encourage us to think, participate or imitate.
Cities are growing, demand for food is increasing. And the ways in which people are thinking about cultivated areas in urban settings are demonstrated by three visionary farming startups in Vienna. We have paid a visit and taken a good look over and under them as well as at their surroundings.
Her vision is to enable people to design a better planet, says Katharina Unger in a voice message. Since 2015, she and her company Livin Farms Equipment have offered alternative ways of producing proteins.
Having designed a zoo in the Chinese city of Taiyuan, DMAA was curious to delve into the deeper implications of the human relationship with nature and invited the eminent Austrian philosopher Konrad Paul Liessmann to share his insights into the topic.
We took a close look at the design development process of the three greenhouses at Taiyuan Botanical Garden, in order to find out what it means to build visually appealing homes for plants and visitors alike.