Mirko Baum – House in Roetgen, 1994. From my selection for…

















Mirko Baum - House in Roetgen, 1994. From my selection for OfHouses a few years ago; my text for the project after the jump. Also via, photos © Vladimír Špaček. “Mirko Baum’s residence in Roetgen is indicative of a confrontation with an existing context. Strict constraints were imposed by the municipality, who consistently rejected the architect’s plans for not adhering to the traditional charm of the German village. As a result of this experience, Baum’s design embodies an extremely subversive relationship to its prescribed archetype, with recognizable elements abstracted in proportion, detail, and material. More provocative still is the design of the interior, which in a Semper-esque strategy counters the weighted exterior and anticipated “look” of a house with industrial metal catwalks, narrow hallways filled with doors void of any hierarchy or indication of function, and odd loft-like spaces reminiscent of submarine interiors.“

a break

hi readers, as you can imagine from the lack of posts lately, i haven’t been able to devote as much time to subtilitas as normal. i will also be traveling for the next few weeks on the occasion of the lecture regarding this site and other personal projects mentioned last week.  regular posting will continue the week of october 7th, so thank you for your patience and for continuing to check back in despite the silence. lots of new projects to feature upon my return, but in the meantime, please feel free to peruse the archive. -jeff

hello readers. i will be giving a lecture tuesday, sept 25th, 18h30 at le bourg lausanne thanks to…

hello readers. i will be giving a lecture tuesday, sept 25th, 18h30 at le bourg lausanne thanks to an invitation by dans le corridor the above video is scrolling capture of every post published on subtilitas since it’s inception in 2009. I will be discussing it’s history, habits, and future as well as my personal practice and other projects. i hope to meet you there.

hello readers. i will be giving a lecture tuesday, sept 25th, 18h30 at le bourg lausanne thanks to…

hello readers. i will be giving a lecture tuesday, sept 25th, 18h30 at le bourg lausanne thanks to an invitation by dans le corridor the above video is scrolling capture of every post published on subtilitas since it’s inception in 2009. I will be discussing it’s history, habits, and future as well as my personal practice and other projects. i hope to meet you there.

hello readers. i will be giving a lecture tuesday, sept 25th, 18h30 at le bourg lausanne thanks to…

hello readers. i will be giving a lecture tuesday, sept 25th, 18h30 at le bourg lausanne thanks to an invitation by dans le corridor the above video is scrolling capture of every post published on subtilitas since it’s inception in 2009. I will be discussing it’s history, habits, and future as well as my personal practice and other projects. i hope to meet you there.