Sonja Berthold, Dietmar Leyk
How will we live Tomorrow?
“From the configuration of the buildings to the decision of what trees to plant, each scenario has been augmented with the considered use of digital technology. Created by SPACECOUNCIL, a German/Singaporean practice, [...], the small exhibition is a genuine research project that we will one day see built, in one form or another.”
Biennale Catalogue

Abrahams, Tim ‘Venice looks to the Future’, Architectural Record, 26 May 2021 [online].
Photography: Federico Torra

Sonja Berthold, Dietmar Leyk
Perfect [Im]Perfection: Finding Delight through Architecture in a Digitalised Society
“Even with fewer off-site exhibitions than are customary during the Biennale (notable exceptions include “Non-Extractive Architecture,” a Joseph Grima-directed show at the V-A-C Foundation; the interactive “Mutualities” installation at Spazio Ravà; and a tiny, stunning jewel box of a show about Carlo Scarpa at Alma Zevi), the American and Russian contingents helped the Biennale feel more situated, more Venetian, than it has in a while.”
The Singapore Architect

Volner, Ian ‘Lessons from an Atypical Biennale’, The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 2 June 2021 [online].
Image: Housing Scenario

“Operating within the emerging field of Neurourbanism, Mutualities asks: what do we share, who do we share it with, and where does this exchange take place or, how do we live together? The experimental exhibition is composed of large-scale, immersive video and audio projections that expand the material boundaries of the gallery into virtual space.”
AAS ‘Mutualities - Collateral Event at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, ’, aasarchitecture, 26 May 2021 [online].

Dietmar Leyk
“Through the use of immersive audio and video projections, Sonja Berthold and Dietmar Leyk seek to expand the material limits of the exhibition space to the virtual space. In addition, through the use of Artificial Intelligence, infrared sensors, and algorithms, the exhibition will interact with the visitor while touring its 12 stages, responding to their gestures and movements. The algorithms will learn from the visitor during the six months that the exhibition lasts so that it will become more intelligent and immersive.”
FCL Indicia 01

Mitchell, J.A. ‘Interaction between Humans and Algorithms’, Metalocus, 19 May 2021 [online].
Rendering: Bloomimages

Dietmar Leyk interviewed by Torsten Meise Globally, every salesroom looks the same
“I [D.L.] believe that our cities are too homogeneous.  We need more spatial diversity: big, small, high, low. This will then also result in a different mix, in social terms, in age structure, in use. And if I combine that with the desire for more green space, flexible architecture and a zero-emission transportation system, then we're already pretty close to my ideal conception of the city.”
FCL Indicia 02

Meise, Torsten ‘Urban Design: Dietmar Leyk talks about the Liveable City of the Future’, Concepts by Hochtief, 02/2021.


Dietmar Leyk
At the Classical Gardens of Suzhou in China, surface transforms into space; walls become landscapes. In her journey through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swiss French photographer Hélène Binet captures the traces of environmental influences on built structures.

Singapore Architect

V.Ö. ‘Visionärer Wurf für Urbanes Zentrum’, Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ,  04 October 2002 available [online].