Friday, 18 February 2011

Sam Durant + Koenig

Abandoned House #1 (Case Study #22)  1995

Mixed media
object: 780 x 1080 x 810 mm

The Case Study Houses were an experiment in residential architecture, designed by major architects to provide inexpensive and efficient model homes in response to the post-war American housing boom. Durant has made a series of scale replicas of the houses in states of disrepair. Case Study no.22, the Stahl House, was designed and built by Pierre Koenig in 1960 and has become a modernist icon. Durant’s model has holes knocked through the walls and is littered with debris, suggesting decline and degradation, and the failure of this utopian ideal.

via Tate Modern

Sam Durant, Abandoned Houses (Collages, Sculptures, Drawings)

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