As much as space and movement have been objects 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 installation and experimental setup presented at the Gropius Bau in Berlin—took space and movement as starting points for exploring the relation between body, space, 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 provides a biography of the design project and introduces the theoretical discussions surrounding 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.