In Thomas Demand´s utopian and idealistic sculptures the use of paper is essential. The building sculptural volumes are a reference to this medium. As a consequence, materials and seamless surfaces capturing the character of paper have been chosen by the architects. Each volume has its own entrance, leaving it up to visitors to experience the dialogue between art and architecture as they see fit.
The legal paper, which features a faded yellow-and-black-lined folded ‘paper sheet’ made from translucent fibreglass, offers a vibrant space for meetings.
The paper plate, also in fibreglass, is a formed sheet held above a cylindrical volume by thin columns, integrates a kitchen and a dining area.
The ‘hat’, an elliptical volume made of welded fibreglass plate that rises from the coastal landscape, provides a living room area.
Caruso St John Architects
Caruso St John Architects was established by Adam Caruso and Peter St John in 1990. The practice has offices in London and Zurich and has built throughout Europe, undertaking projects that range in scale from major urban developments and cultural projects to intricate interventions in complex historic settings. Caruso St John won the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2016 for the Newport Street Gallery and represented Britain at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.