parametric design, architecture and art


ABOVE : Tomás Saraceno, In Orbit, 2013, Work in progress.
K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf.
Photography by Camilo Brau, © Studio Tomás Saraceno 2013.

In orbit is the last installation of artist/architect Tomás Saraceno with whom we are working these weeks for The Paris Atelier program. Here is how he presents this work : when I look at the multilayered levels of diaphanous lines and spheres, I am reminded of models of the universe that depict the forces of gravity and planetary bodies. for me, the work visualizes the space-time continuum, the three-dimensional web of a spider, the ramifications of tissue in the brain, dark matter, or the structure of the universe. with “in orbit”, proportions enter into new relationships; human bodies become planets, molecules, or social black holes.


We are glad to announce that the 1/10 model (6 meters height!) of our pylon GERMOGLI will be exhibited at Triennale di Milano within the exhibition “Architecture from the World. Infrastructures, Mobility, New Landscapes.”


“At Hugh Dutton Associates we understand diagrams as representations of natural vectors. Those represented are stress patterns or surface analyses in our structures that react to their environments. They are geometrical compositions of construction components in forms that are compatible with energies in nature.”
[ Hugh Dutton, principal of Hugh Dutton Associates ]