Ark Journal Vol VIII

Ark Journal


Four different covers

Ark Journal Volume VII explores the interaction of architecture, design and art over time and considers history as a source constant inspiration to create new ideas.

We visit perfumer Barnabé Fillion of Arpa studios in Paris whose work is inspired by his own synesthesia, visualizing perfumes as invisible landscapes. In New York, Landon Metz, an artist whose practice explores painting as a fluid, meditative activity, has created an exclusive series of artworks for Ark Journal. We also share a personal memoir from renowned New York art photographer Martien Mulder.

The houses selected for this issue, from Los Angeles to a small town in northern Italy and from Copenhagen to Brussels, open new perspectives on the culture of specific sites and the relationship between houses and their environment. John Pawson's house for Michael Maharam is built entirely of stone from the mountainous site and its minimalism creates a dialogue between nature, architecture and the occupants. Likewise, Kim Rahbek Hansen's summer house on the island of Falster by Terese Erngaard of the Swiss firm Diener & Diener, beautifully tells the story of finding the right spot on the border between land and sea. Also lapped by the waves, at Helsinki, a sauna pivots between private and public life for Finnish architect Tuomas Toivonen and Japanese designer Nene Tsuboi, creators and guardians of this contemplative but community space.

A multitude of creativities, languages ​​and origins come together in this issue. Among others, we meet multidisciplinary designer Raf Simon in conversation with curator and design director Marco Sammicheli. Also bridging fashion, art and design, Ann Demeulemeester and her partner and collaborator Patrick Robyn share their four-decade creative journey.

Size: 24.5cm x 34.5cm

Texts: English

238 pages

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