InBetween,

Architecture Tage Innsbruck 2016



The philosopher Martin Buber published Ich und Du in 1923. In this book, Buber goes into the ‘in-between space’, a dimension in which ‘being with the other’ manifests itself. When Aldo van Eyck started out as an architect, he designed 760 children’s playgrounds. In these designs, Van Eyck’s great strenght is readily apparent: an ability to empathise with users of all ages. Basing himself on the philosophy of Martin Buber, Van Eyck conceived ‘IN-BETWEEN’ as the common ground where contradictory polarities (such as subject and object, inner and outer reality, small and large, open and closed, part and whole) can once again become twin phenomena: Van Eyck embraces the relativity of everything; everything has a reciprocal relationship with everything else.


© Photo Günter Richard Wett









© Photo Günter Richard Wett

© Photo Günter Richard Wett

© Photo Günter Richard Wett