AIT 3.2021 Living – more important than ever!
In times of crisis, say construction experts, many people find their own four walls even more important as a place of retreat. Interior/architectural designers can consequently look forward to an intensification of this order situation, and the inspiring project selection in the current issue on the subject of living comes at just the right time. From the 100 square meter small apartment in the Ligurian Camogli with practical-aesthetic space saving ideas up to the 2000 square meter living and representation surface offering hunt residence in Lower Austria should be for each requirement profile and equipment budget something thereby. The fact that living has to be much more than a private retreat is explained in the student article “Sustainable Living” and in “Living for All” the housing sociologist Dr. Gerd Kuhn describes the concept of the Wolle+ building community in Tübingen.
Architects, interior designers, designers, interior designers and lighting planners from almost 30 countries around the world read AIT. Almost 25 percent of the circulation is delivered abroad, which is why the ten editions of AIT are bilingual – German/English. AIT is the official organ of the BDIA (Bund Deutscher Innenarchitekten).
XIA by AIT 1-2021 Earth – Building with clay, stone, wood and concrete
For the first XIA by AIT issue in 2021, we have chosen the theme of earth. This is the start of our annual canon of themes based on the four basic elements of earth, water, air and fire – according to the ancient Greeks, the building blocks of our world and the origin of all being. Earth stands for steadfastness, reliability and determination – qualities that can certainly be attributed to the selected architectural projects made of clay, stone, concrete and wood. After all, what else do a golf clubhouse in Aqaba, a design office in Slovenia, a service building in the Dolomites or a modular building in Porto have in common with an underground animal crematorium, underground stations, buried residential or holiday homes or a meditation room next to a volcano? All these architectural trouvailles are in the earth, under the earth or – in the broadest sense – made of earth!
xia is the interdisciplinary trade journal for innovative building. Its special form of architectural observation encompasses the entire performance of a building, from design to operation.