searching ma

Travelling through Japan, Thailand and Europe I tried to find the spirit of Ma in architecture and landscape. My intention was to capture a glimpse of the idea and to combine it with my own visual perception.

gabi rottes 2018

the statics

Japanese architect Arata Isozaki defines Ma as a ‘natural space between two or more things', a ‘gap or void between two things', a ‘room embraced by pillars or sliding partition walls', but also a ‘pause or moment in which a phenomenon occurs'

the organics