by Philippe Rahm
The living space of contemporary people today is confronted to a complete turnabout of its categories: between artificial and natural, inside and outside. The Artificial, that was only concerning the climate inside the house is now affecting the planet Earth itself. Today the atmosphere has been transformed into artifices by human activity as witness the phenomena of pollution and global warming. It used to be a clear dichotomy between the inside of the house considered as artificial, and the outside, considered as natural, the whole world and its climates have become products of human activity. If nature is now also expelled from the exterior of habitat, might we not imagine a turning about of this situation, by reintroducing nature into the interior, by making the interior of a building more natural than the exterior, which it no longer is?