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STRUCTURAL STUDIES. DAZ.

STRUCTURAL STUDIES

DAZ
BERLIN
2012

The German Architecture Center DAZ presented an experimental exhibition entitled "Structural Studies". With structures made of 0.02 mm thick aluminum foil, the architects June-14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff and the artist Toshihiko Mitsuya test the limits of this material. Aluminum foil is known as a light and very thin material. It hardly seems to have any mass, just to consist of surface. When pressed together, however, it becomes very stable. At the same time, fine, fragile details can be formed that would not be possible with clay or stone.

In the second week, artist and architect Alexander Schweder La complements the exhibition and challenges architectural durability with moisture. As a counterbalance to the fragility that becomes strong at June-14, he experiments with rot, which shows the fragility of the architecture, which is designed to be permanent.