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 beautiful burnished plaster and rich woods of the interior are cool and welcoming while rougher stone makes the descent into the cool waters of the chamber below a clear movement down into the earth. Carefully articulated areas of shade and dappled light from slatted verandas modulate the temperature throughout different zones of the house. Surfaces from one area to another vary in temperature from internal corridors to open shaded passages. The textures of the surrounding jungle are refined and imported into the courtyard garden in the forms of grasses, jasmine and bamboos.

Helene Binet