maison & objet 09: VIA carte blanche grant philippe rahm
maison & objet 09: VIA carte blanche grant philippe rahm maison & objet 09: VIA carte blanche grant philippe rahm
jan 28, 2009

maison & objet 09: VIA carte blanche grant philippe rahm

maison & objet 09: VIA carte blanche grant philippe rahm general view of the exhibition




the 2009 VIA carte blanche award developed by architect and designer philippe rahm aims at stimulating thought on our living environment. rahm tackles the question of relations between indoor and outdoor, artificial and natural milieus, imagining that the climate and topography of the surrounding environment should also prevail inside the house. using wind, temperature, light and the humidity level of the air, terroirs déterritorialisés is a climate-related performance installation the main elements of which are: dual-flow air renewal, radiator heating and lighting. projected in a working hypothesis, these items conspire to ‘naturalize’ indoor living space in phase with the externa environment – but without the negative effects of atmospheric pollution and global warming.

floor heating system

floor heating system




philippe rahm portrait


view philippe rahm’s ‘digestal gulf stream’ at the venice architecture biennale 08 here

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