Henrik Oxvig


In the field of architecture work with scale has traditionally been used to suppress the importance of size. Axes have been planned with a birds eye view such as is given by a plan on a drawing board. Today this ‘god trick’ is challenged by the awareness that we must work from within the material world, not upon it. We must create situated knowledge – and situated architecture – in what is called The Critical Zone and which we can only experience, understand and work with embedded, immanently. This article presents and elaborates on the challenges outlined to suggest how we – with an awareness that everything changes with size – can involve the concept of scale in our analytical and creative work with art and architecture in The Critical Zone.

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