Marianne Burkhalter Christian Sumi

Konrad Wachsmann (1901 – 1980)
10 hinges

This playfull study with 10 hinges shows the never ending couriosity of Konrad Wachsmann concerning the question of the node. Its components are angled to generate a ring-like form. 6 of these hinges would create a flat, two-dimensional ring, but by increasing the number to 10, the hinges buckle outwards, striving to find space and conquering the third dimension. The study is part of the Konrad Wachsmann archive in Berlin, who made is not known.

Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Heinz Unger

Christian Sumi: Konrad Wachsmann – Pioneer of Industrial Construction in: Mark Akopian, Elena Vlasova, Shukhov. Formula of Architecture,Kuchkovo field 2019

Marianne Burkhalter Christian Sumi, Konrad Wachsmann and the Grapevine Structure, Park Books, Zürich 2018

Konrad Wachsmann. Holzhausbau: Technik und Gestaltung (Reprint edition 1930), Birkhäuser Verlag 1995 Contributions by Christa and Michael Grüning, Christian Sumi