Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Ivy House

Hiroyuki Miyabe / SPEAC, inc.

Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan


Once overwhelmed and darkened by the weight of ivy covering the exterior, the architects hollowed out the interior, removing walls and greatly brightening the spaces while entirely retaining the wonderful life and texture of the ivy covering. What would, for most designers, be seen as a problem to be removed has become a uniquely defining element into which the house itself has adapted.


Every inch of the house's exterior is activated by the slightest gust of wind, rustling gently as thousands of leaves move and shake against the exterior.The texture of this sound varies with the seasons, the weather and the state of the plants. The sound of rain on the body of the house is completely modified by the ubiquitous presence of the creepers.