Sun Path House and Other Cosmic Architectures
Part monograph, part manifesto, Christian Wassmann: Sun Path House and Other Cosmic Architectures is the first comprehensive publication on the Swiss designer and architect (born 1974). Centered around the Sun Path House in Miami Beach (2015), this book presents projects originating from Wassmann's interest in the interconnections of the arts, his love for geometry and his awareness of the cosmos. Illustrated with examples of Wassmann's projects and unrealized ideas, this volume draws parallels between current technologies, ancient knowledge and sustainable materials while highlighting sensibilities far beyond the visible.
Wassmann's designs emerge from a symbiotic relationship between spirituality and self-expression, and tap into the possibilities that arise when these terms meet nature. Wassmann's practice embodies the architectural ideal he witnessed at the Jantar Mantar observatories in Jaipur, India, where everything designed and constructed connects individuals to one another, to themselves, and to the cosmos.