Light for a wash house is a proposal situated in the interdisciplinary subfield of ‘urban continuity’, examining the dialectical relationship between continuity and change in urban phenomena. When urban change accelerates, especially due to external and market forces, cities often face the dilution of identity, reflected subliminally by the choice of materiality and building processes.
The daily routine revolves around live, work and play. An act of waiting, resting or idling has a crucial intermission role on every activity, but often it remains unobserved and silent. As the city sprints for economic growth, a rapid shift occurs in the urbanity where non-productive spaces are challenged, undermined and gradually dissolved from the urban fabric. This void, a sort of spatial absence, lingers.
More than a light sculpture, light for a wash house is an inclusive landmark completely tested, upcycled, designed, crafted and built specifically in Luxembourg. This site specific character should be reproducible and shared across regions with traditional wash houses, with the capacity to include participants of different fields and demographics in the building process.
an atelier of other suggest our readers to postulate and rethink how waste can also be enduring and uniquely precious to the city
These light pieces are exhibited indoor and exposed in the garden at Yabani, Leudelange from 11th Oct’21 – Jan’22. Please visit and we would be happy to explain our research project.