A+U 526: RETREAT. Primal Concept and Experimental Design
This edition focuses on those places where people tend to spend their free time, showcasing the primal concept of the retreat through experimental design. Locations of the 20 featured projects range from natural environments to dense urban situations. In these places of seclusion, functional necessity is generally of lesser priority than portraying the essential lifestyle that their users or residents desire when spending time away from their everyday lives. To match these requirements, architects are often encouraged to put their experimental concepts into practice. An essay by Juhani Pallasmaa precedes works by Cecilia Puga, Studio Mumbai, David Kohn, Casey Brown and more.