Homes/\Houses

Homes/\Houses – project inspired by drawings of houses made by children. It challenges the notions that there is a ‘correct’ or ‘wrong’ sense of perspective. As an alternative mode of architecture, the emotional-structures of children-drawn-houses are converted into maquettes.


For children usage of a vanishing point in geometrical perspective creates a pessimistic dead end, as figures and houses become smaller and ultimately vanish.

In contrast, much like Escher’s infinite architecture, children’s drawings disregard the need for structural integrity and three dimensional accuracy, and opt for a more emotionally-charged representation—akin to the tendency of paintings from antiquity to enlarge figures based upon their hierarchical or spiritual significance.

Homes/\Houses is the transformation of this thought-experiment into a physical set of model houses, resulting in a neighbourhood made of children’s imagination

 

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