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.

Tara House

Studio Mumbai

Kashid, Maharashtra, india

2005

This house, surrounded by vegetation and close to the coast is tightly integrated with it's own gardens. The peaceful modulations of terrace, path and view give way once inside to a dramatic descent into the lower levels where a stone room filled with water and lit by circular skylights provides relief from the heat of the day.

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The welcoming shadows and sense of cool within the house's interior draw the visitor inside, out of the heat of the day and so down into the lower reaches of the building. Pierced to allow controlled illumination and air movement from above, the lower levels ripple with moving light and water, cooling the house, referencing the water temples of vernacular architecture and modulating the use of interior space in an unexpected and dramatic way.

Helene Binet