Alternative Histories: Caruso St John & Siw Thomas on Hans Poelzig

Caruso St John & Siw Thomas, Hans Poelzig’s sketch for the Stadthaus, 2018. Glazed ceramic, 250 × 200 × 200 mm.
Hans Poelzig (1869–1936), sketch, Stadthaus, Dresden, 1918. Charcoal on trace, 255 × 327 mm. DMC 2183.6.

The charcoal lines of Poelzig’s sketches imply a volume and material surface that is close to the quality of his buildings. Our model attempts to engage with this fusion of formal energy and material alchemy.

– Caruso St John