As much as space and movement have been subjects of debate and analysis in architectural theory, they have also long been driving forces in the field of architectural design. In 2016, the Raummaschine—a kinetic and experimental installation presented at the Gropius Bau in Berlin—took space and movement as starting points for exploring the relation between body and architecture. 384 motor-driven vertically hanging ball-chains created changing spatial compositions, with visitors able to alter the space simply by moving their finger on a touchpad.
Raummaschine—Exploring Manifold Spaces describes the design project and introduces the theoretical discussions that went along with it. The book includes contributions from leading authors in the fields of architecture, design, anthropology, sociology, and art history, such as Heike Delitz, Joachim Krausse, Kerstin Sailer, and Albena Yaneva.