Sauerbruch Hutton

Drawing in Space
Christinenstrasse 18a, 10119 Berlin
Mon–Fri 2–7 pm, Sat 1–5 pm

The exhibition drawing in space brings insight into the thinking that lies behind the coming-into-being of Sauerbruch Hutton’s architecture. In this, drawing is an indispensable tool for exploring form, material and colour in both real and imagined space. The exploration of the ambiguity between visual and haptic space as well as in the oscillation between space, relief and surface are key interests that drive the work of these architects. Further, for Sauerbruch Hutton, colour plays a vital role in the spatial and sensory experience of the built environment. The drawings exhibited range from two to four dimensions, whereby the latter include the aspect of time. Prompting the corporeal sensibilities of the viewers, they serve to illustrate architectural ideas as well as project and represent specific spatial experiences.

The first room of the museum displays a selection of drawings from 35 years of the architects’ studio. Executed in a variety of graphic techniques, they range from urban studies to architectural details.

The upper room presents an installation that has been specifically designed for this exhibition, which not only addresses the above-mentioned visual and tactile perception of space, but also the ubiquitous presence of media representation.

Sauerbruch Hutton on the installation: Where space becomes a drawing and the drawing becomes a space, viewers find themselves caught literally in the middle of the tension between image and sculpture, between surface and depth.

In addition to selected drawings and images of this installation, the catalogue documents a sequence of other polychromatic spatial interventions that Sauerbruch Hutton has designed and realised over the years.

The exhibition is curated by Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, co-founder and director of the Aedes Architecture Forum and member of the Curatorial Board of the Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing.