Phillipe Rahm (March 7, 2012)



Marcelyn Gow introduces Phillipe Rahm.

Phillipe Rahm discusses atmosphere design, describing the air within a room a soft solid, like the air within a balloon. He argues that we are swimming inside this soft solid composed of layers of heat, humidity, and pollution and that this space is the space we should try to design.

Rahm discusses energy efficiency and the recommended temperature standards for different rooms in a household. He discusses his project for the Venice Biennale as well as his work on a resulting residential project for French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.

Rahm discusses the different climate conditions required for diverse artistic practices, and the ventilation differences between spaces with groups of people as opposed to spaces where there may not be many people. He emphasizes that his office does not use doors to separate zones of different conditions but rather the designs are based on pockets of temperature and humidity flow. He illustrates his remarks with work by his office.

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