During their stay at Theo van Doesburg’s studio in Meudon near Paris, architect Kas Oosterhuis and visual artist Ilona Lénárd opted for a fusion of architecture and art. From the very start of a project they work on the same scale and think about the same budget in a parallel and interactive process. Their recent sculptural buildings – the salt water pavilion at Neeltje Jans, the garbage transfer station Elhorst/Vloedbelt in Zenderen, the music sculpture in Oldemarkt – show where their uncompromising urge for new concepts can lead. Kas Oosterhuis and Ilona Lénárd like to describe their work as building bodies, as intelligent sculptures and as bodies generating real-time behaviour. This first monograph is a frozen display of their work and is simultaneously shown animated at their websites. www.oosterhuis.nl and www.lénárd.nl are the locations where current developments and recent projects are documented and discussed.
ISBN 978-90-6450-298-9 | May 1998 | sold out | design: Wouter Spoor, Kas Oosterhuis | English | 30 x 30 cm | 72 pages