Writer: Philip Christou

Florian Beigel & Kisa Kawakami

Florian Beigel & Kisa Kawakami

By Florian Beigel and Philip Christou

Yokohama International Port Terminal Design Competition, Yokohama, Japan, 1994 The 500-metre-long, gently sloping body of the new pier lifts itself up over the water. It glows from the inside like the body of a transparent fish with all its internal organs visible. A model was made with clear perspex and… Read More

Florian Beigel Architects: Stage House

Florian Beigel Architects: Stage House

By Florian Beigel and Philip Christou

This photograph was made of a physical model as part of the ongoing process of working on the design. It was made to test the scale and dimensions of the various elements that make up the space of one of two large rooms within the ‘Stage House’, a small shed… Read More

Beyond Object-ness, a Good House

Beyond Object-ness, a Good House

By Florian Beigel and Philip Christou

The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University In the design research we do in practice and in our discussions with students, we are continuously working with ideas of space. We are not interested in form following function.  Firstly it should be a good room,… Read More

Peter Märkli: Thinking Drawings

Peter Märkli: Thinking Drawings

By Florian Beigel and Philip Christou

These are an intriguing set of drawings … they are very memorable and have a charm and magic about them. They have a directness, a sense of humour and ease, they make you smile. At first glance they look as if they were done by someone who is untrained, they… Read More