Studio Other Spaces

Studio Other Spaces, founded by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann in Berlin in 2014, connects art and architecture through works on interdisciplinary and experimental building projects and art works for public space.

Seeking to expand the practice of architecture, we aim at finding experiment-based methods for designing space. Our involvement begins by analyzing the situation and results in the reality of the built project. This website reflects our approach to a holistic architecture practice: you can either view our work categorized by projects or sorted by perspectives, which include the multiple influences and trajectories.

Both paths show the same content, categorized and presented in two different ways.

Recent projects

The design of Lyst Restaurant in Vejle's Fjordenhus shows our experimental approach to a project. A reflection of the interconnectivity of all surrounding elements, basic raw materials are shaped by way of simple methods. The interior design, custom-made furniture and dining utensils were inspired by the restaurant's unique cuisine, complementing the fine dining experience by way of an unexpected design aesthetic.

As part of the reinvention of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, we designed Common sky, a sculpture that uses transparent glass and mirror reflections to modulate visitors’ views into the trees of the park. Meanwhile, the structure generates an ever-changing shadow pattern on the ground. This project forms a new public space connecting the existing Bunshaft Gallery, the surrounding park, and the new master plan and addition designed by OMA.

SOS focuses on interdisciplinary and experimental building projects as well as works in public space. One such example is a permanent work of art on the 15th and 16th floors of the Morland Mixité Capitale building in Paris, which is currently under construction. Across the Mediterranean in Addis Ababa, SOS has designed Meles Zenawi Memorial Park, a campus including five buildings and a park.