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.

smell

Open to scents of the surrounding jungle and salt breezes from the nearby coast this house invites the best of it's environment into it's interior. Designed to maximize air movement from without while defending against the heat of the day Tara House drinks in the aromas of it's pristine location along with much needed cooling air. As day moves to night the olfactory environment perpetually refreshes itself. Occupants of the house are in constant contact with the olfactory weather.

Helene Binet