Design for painting on sidewalls and and balastrades,  Karin Hoerler, 2011

Design for an airspace object in the atrium of the stairwell, Karin Hoerler, 2011





Art in Architecture
New Building, Physical Chemistry, Mainz

All proposed works are based on a single photograph. Through multiple reflections of
the surface and their graphic reduction to light-dark contrasts, I penetrate the surface, look at it "under the magnifying glass". Struc- tures become visible, visual "molecules and atoms" are formed.
This is my connection to the science of the Institute of Physical Chemistry - and its ob- servation of surface structures down to the nanoscale.
My concept consists of several parts and is kept in the spectral colors of light.

Design for wall painting:
In order to underline the external effect, I have used clear basic colours on the balustrades with a few structures chosen inside the building, the structures of the side walls are clearly visible from each floor and guide the viewers into the corridors.
The lateral pattern on the balustrades con- tinues on the side walls and the entire colour spectrum of light unfolds in the structures, my "molecules and atoms"

Design for an airspace object:
By looking into the airspace of the atrium,
the viewer discovers a large airspace object
in three primary colors and is thus moved to the other floors. It consists of three "atoms" that have joined together to form a "molecule". This 7m high form is the extreme enlargement of a very small optical structure from the underlying photograph.
I have chosen aluminium as the material, which is provided with a corresponding colouring. Three individual elements hanging each other and are connected to each other by means of articulation. The relatively light overall construction is attached to steel cables. Through the many interruptions (holes) the world behind it is visible, light falls through it and the object has an effect very delicate and light. With its impressive size,
it is a harmonious addition to the wide, bright atrium in the upper area.