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Juan de la Corte, Salomón y la reina de Saba, 1600s
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #juandelacorte #architecture #interior

Juan de la Corte, Salomón y la reina de Saba, 1600s .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #juandelacorte  #architecture  #interior

Yann Kebbi, Illustrations, 2010s
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Yann Kebbi’s vast production of work includes commissions from highly regarded publications, books, and sketches of most everywhere he goes.
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While his notebook sketches portray intimate observations of everyday life; his larger scale, often-commissioned illustrations broaden the scope to contain whole buildings and parts of the city, and all of the lives in them. They show the complexities of contemporary society in the form of juxtaposed types and styles, and express humour, sadness, joy, and contradiction, sometimes all at once.
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More images in aseriesofrooms.com
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #yankebbi #illustration #interior

Yann Kebbi, Illustrations, 2010s . Yann Kebbi’s vast production of work includes commissions from highly regarded publications, books, and sketches of most everywhere he goes. . While his notebook sketches portray intimate observations of everyday life; his larger scale, often-commissioned illustrations broaden the scope to contain whole buildings and parts of the city, and all of the lives in them. They show the complexities of contemporary society in the form of juxtaposed types and styles, and express humour, sadness, joy, and contradiction, sometimes all at once. . More images in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #yankebbi  #illustration  #interior

Michael Asher, Kunsthalle Bern, 1992
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Michael Asher’s site-specific interventions interact with their surroundings disrupting the inherent spatial and logical perceptions of their setting. In his work for Kunsthalle Bern, Asher puts the museum’s heating system in the spotlight, as he repositions all of the museum’s radiators to the building’s foyer.
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The result is a sculptural arrangement from which a network of dozens of pipes emerge. The tubes are led to their original location through the different rooms, traversing walls and stairwells, reconnecting with the existing installation and enclosing the system.
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Beyond the conceptual disruption of the context in which it operates, and the sophisticated composition of its system, the installation operates in terms of climatic comfort as well. The foyer becomes an overheated space, the hearth of the building, and radiates heat into its immediate surroundings. But as one walks away, the exhibition rooms that had been until recently comfortable and well-adjusted become colder and colder.
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More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity
#michaelasher #artinstallation

Michael Asher, Kunsthalle Bern, 1992 . Michael Asher’s site-specific interventions interact with their surroundings disrupting the inherent spatial and logical perceptions of their setting. In his work for Kunsthalle Bern, Asher puts the museum’s heating system in the spotlight, as he repositions all of the museum’s radiators to the building’s foyer. . The result is a sculptural arrangement from which a network of dozens of pipes emerge. The tubes are led to their original location through the different rooms, traversing walls and stairwells, reconnecting with the existing installation and enclosing the system. . Beyond the conceptual disruption of the context in which it operates, and the sophisticated composition of its system, the installation operates in terms of climatic comfort as well. The foyer becomes an overheated space, the hearth of the building, and radiates heat into its immediate surroundings. But as one walks away, the exhibition rooms that had been until recently comfortable and well-adjusted become colder and colder. . More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #michaelasher  #artinstallation

Hugo Barros, Laboratory in the Sky, 2013
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From the series “Collage”
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #hugobarros #collage #architecture #interior

Hugo Barros, Laboratory in the Sky, 2013 . From the series “Collage” .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #hugobarros  #collage  #architecture  #interior

William Merritt Chase, A Friendly Call, 1895
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American painter’s “A Friendly Call” portrays the artist’s wife in an informal conversation with a visitor in their Long Island home. The work is on view in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and you can also see it in detail on the museum’s website (you can find the link in aseriesofrooms.com)
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We wanted to take this chance to acknowledge and thank all of the museums, foundations, galleries, libraries, and auction houses who are digitalising and sharing their archives online, in high resolution and for free, making works of art available for anyone curious enough to look for them.
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity
#williammerrittchase #painting #interior

William Merritt Chase, A Friendly Call, 1895 . American painter’s “A Friendly Call” portrays the artist’s wife in an informal conversation with a visitor in their Long Island home. The work is on view in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and you can also see it in detail on the museum’s website (you can find the link in aseriesofrooms.com) . We wanted to take this chance to acknowledge and thank all of the museums, foundations, galleries, libraries, and auction houses who are digitalising and sharing their archives online, in high resolution and for free, making works of art available for anyone curious enough to look for them. . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #williammerrittchase  #painting  #interior

Margarethe Fröhlich, Siedlungen Interiors, 1933-39
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Artist Margarethe Fröhlich first became interested in architecture when she moved to Frankfurt in 1929 and witnessed the construction of the “Neues Frankfurt”, a major public housing project by architect Ernst May (in which Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky also collaborated with her revolutionary rethinking of the modern kitchen).
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Fröhlich went on to study architecture with Franz Schuster, focusing on architecture for “society’s less advantaged”, and moved to Prague, where she became an interior designer for Siedlungen interiors. The axonometric drawings of her projects show detailed projects that maximise the use of the available space and create ambiences for the different functions through pattern and colour.
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In 1939 she had to flee Prague to escape the Nazis and stopped by Poland and London before finally arriving to New York in 1941. There, she worked as a model maker for different architecture offices and taught at Columbia University, before finally becoming the headmaster of the Waldorf School in 1950.
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More images and info in an old entry in aseriesofrooms.com
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #margarethefröhlich #architecturedrawing #architecture #interior #interiordesign #axonometrics

Margarethe Fröhlich, Siedlungen Interiors, 1933-39 . Artist Margarethe Fröhlich first became interested in architecture when she moved to Frankfurt in 1929 and witnessed the construction of the “Neues Frankfurt”, a major public housing project by architect Ernst May (in which Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky also collaborated with her revolutionary rethinking of the modern kitchen). . Fröhlich went on to study architecture with Franz Schuster, focusing on architecture for “society’s less advantaged”, and moved to Prague, where she became an interior designer for Siedlungen interiors. The axonometric drawings of her projects show detailed projects that maximise the use of the available space and create ambiences for the different functions through pattern and colour. . In 1939 she had to flee Prague to escape the Nazis and stopped by Poland and London before finally arriving to New York in 1941. There, she worked as a model maker for different architecture offices and taught at Columbia University, before finally becoming the headmaster of the Waldorf School in 1950. . More images and info in an old entry in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #margarethefröhlich  #architecturedrawing  #architecture  #interior  #interiordesign  #axonometrics

Franz Erhard Walther, Versammlung (Gathering), 1966
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“Franz Erhard Walther is internationally recognized for his five-decade-long investigation into the spatial, sensorial, and temporal dimensions of forms-preoccupations he shares with such contemporaries as Donald Judd, Walter de Maria, Richard Serra, and Blinky Palermo. Since his first experiments during the early 1960s, Walther’s work has occupied a unique position in the development of post-World War II avant-garde practice, as he radically abandoned conventional modes of painting and sculpture in order to examine the process of art rather than its product. Walther’s distinctive approach to thinking through the problems visual artists traditionally face –those of form, materials, space, and subject- led him to conceiving objects and images that challenged the beholder to act. In acknowledging the impact of viewers’ presence and actions in real time and space, Walther attempts to suspend the sense of isolation and self-absorption that is often associated with viewing art.”
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Text from the exhibition “Work as Action”, curated by Yasmil Raymond for Dia Art Foundation in 2010
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #franzerhardwalther #art #architecture #filmphotographic

Franz Erhard Walther, Versammlung (Gathering), 1966 . “Franz Erhard Walther is internationally recognized for his five-decade-long investigation into the spatial, sensorial, and temporal dimensions of forms-preoccupations he shares with such contemporaries as Donald Judd, Walter de Maria, Richard Serra, and Blinky Palermo. Since his first experiments during the early 1960s, Walther’s work has occupied a unique position in the development of post-World War II avant-garde practice, as he radically abandoned conventional modes of painting and sculpture in order to examine the process of art rather than its product. Walther’s distinctive approach to thinking through the problems visual artists traditionally face –those of form, materials, space, and subject- led him to conceiving objects and images that challenged the beholder to act. In acknowledging the impact of viewers’ presence and actions in real time and space, Walther attempts to suspend the sense of isolation and self-absorption that is often associated with viewing art.” . Text from the exhibition “Work as Action”, curated by Yasmil Raymond for Dia Art Foundation in 2010 . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #franzerhardwalther  #art  #architecture  #filmphotographic

Hvězda Summer Palace, 1555-1558
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Archduke Ferdinand of Tyrol founded the construction of this summer retreat in 1555, to be used as either/both a hunting lodge and a philosophers’ retreat. The architect who traced the plans for the building remains unknown, but the fact that Ferdinand belonged to a group of intellectuals influenced by Hermeticism, which placed great importance on numerology and proportion, is acknowledged as the reason behind the six-point star geometry of its floorplan.
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Vitruvius, of whom Ferdinand owned his translated works, wrote:
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“The mathematicians, however, maintaining a different view, have said that the perfect number is six, because this number is composed of integral parts which are suited numerically to their method of reckoning: thus, one is one sixth; two is one third; three is one half; four is two thirds; five is five sixths; and six is the perfect number.”
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More images in aseriesofrooms.com
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #letohradekhvezda #prague #architecture #architecturedrawing

Hvězda Summer Palace, 1555-1558 . Archduke Ferdinand of Tyrol founded the construction of this summer retreat in 1555, to be used as either/both a hunting lodge and a philosophers’ retreat. The architect who traced the plans for the building remains unknown, but the fact that Ferdinand belonged to a group of intellectuals influenced by Hermeticism, which placed great importance on numerology and proportion, is acknowledged as the reason behind the six-point star geometry of its floorplan. . Vitruvius, of whom Ferdinand owned his translated works, wrote: . “The mathematicians, however, maintaining a different view, have said that the perfect number is six, because this number is composed of integral parts which are suited numerically to their method of reckoning: thus, one is one sixth; two is one third; three is one half; four is two thirds; five is five sixths; and six is the perfect number.” . More images in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #letohradekhvezda  #prague  #architecture  #architecturedrawing

Pierre Bergian, Interiors, 2010s
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Belgian artist Pierre Bergian’s paintings of rooms show noble but almost deserted spaces. Often soaked in saturated shades of blue light, the rooms appear elegantly proportioned, with high ceilings and ornamented walls.
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Bergian studied Art History and Archaeology, and was always fascinated with architecture. Large depictions of classical buildings are sometimes painted on top of those walls, adding one more layer into a surreal atmosphere of grand decay.
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More images in aseriesofrooms.com
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #pierrebergian #painting #architecture #interior

Pierre Bergian, Interiors, 2010s . Belgian artist Pierre Bergian’s paintings of rooms show noble but almost deserted spaces. Often soaked in saturated shades of blue light, the rooms appear elegantly proportioned, with high ceilings and ornamented walls. . Bergian studied Art History and Archaeology, and was always fascinated with architecture. Large depictions of classical buildings are sometimes painted on top of those walls, adding one more layer into a surreal atmosphere of grand decay. . More images in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #pierrebergian  #painting  #architecture  #interior

Giotto di Bondone, The Legend of St Francis, 1297-1300
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Dream of Innocent III /// Dream of the Palace
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Giotto is acknowledged with introducing spatial dimension and realistic human expression to his portrayals of religious scenes, departing from the Byzantine tradition and setting the path towards the Italian Renaissance. For the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi, he painted 28 frescoes of moments in the life and posterior myth of St. Francis.
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A fantastic architecture of temples, towers and verandas painted in bright colours provide the stage in which the scenes happen, ranging from the humbleness and predicaments of the saint’s life to oneiric and almost surrealist apparitions and visions, such as those included here.
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More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity
#giotto #giottodibondone #architecture #interior

Giotto di Bondone, The Legend of St Francis, 1297-1300 . Dream of Innocent III /// Dream of the Palace . Giotto is acknowledged with introducing spatial dimension and realistic human expression to his portrayals of religious scenes, departing from the Byzantine tradition and setting the path towards the Italian Renaissance. For the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi, he painted 28 frescoes of moments in the life and posterior myth of St. Francis. . A fantastic architecture of temples, towers and verandas painted in bright colours provide the stage in which the scenes happen, ranging from the humbleness and predicaments of the saint’s life to oneiric and almost surrealist apparitions and visions, such as those included here. . More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #giotto  #giottodibondone  #architecture  #interior

Éric Rohmer, L’ami de mon amie, 1987
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For the last instalment of his series of films "Comédies et proverbs", Rohmer returns to Cergy-Pontoise, the ville nouvelle he had portrayed in the documentary Enfance d’une ville (1975). Twelve years later he sets the action of his new film in its public buildings, its private spaces, and its central park. Its young inhabitants study, work, and live there. They go up to the lake for water sports and meet each other in the café in the city’s main square, although they don’t quite agree on which one of the squares is actually the main one. The city and its architecture become a stage that provides an atmosphere of its own.
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Blanche, the main character, lives in Ricardo Bofill’s monumental Belvédère Saint-Christophe, the newly finished housing building. In the moment of filming, the grass is still not planted and some of its apartments remain unoccupied. Her newly acquainted friend Léa already has a strong opinion about it, as can be seen in a conversation they have about it:
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L:  Where do you live?
B:  In Saint-Christophe, in the Belvédère
L:  Ah, in that huge thing?
B:  Yes
L:  Do you like it there?
B:  Yes, a lot
L:  I don’t like it, it looks like a military quarter.
B:  I would say more like a palace
L:  A palace in the outside… but inside?
B:  Have you visited it?
L:  No. But I imagine it.
B:  Well no. You are very isolated from the neighbours, more than you would in smaller houses. I talk like a prospect! You feel like in a grand hotel, it’s reassuring
L:  Of course, if you don’t stay
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More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #ericrohmer #ricardobofill #cergy-pontoise #architecture #interior

Éric Rohmer, L’ami de mon amie, 1987 . For the last instalment of his series of films "Comédies et proverbs", Rohmer returns to Cergy-Pontoise, the ville nouvelle he had portrayed in the documentary Enfance d’une ville (1975). Twelve years later he sets the action of his new film in its public buildings, its private spaces, and its central park. Its young inhabitants study, work, and live there. They go up to the lake for water sports and meet each other in the café in the city’s main square, although they don’t quite agree on which one of the squares is actually the main one. The city and its architecture become a stage that provides an atmosphere of its own. . Blanche, the main character, lives in Ricardo Bofill’s monumental Belvédère Saint-Christophe, the newly finished housing building. In the moment of filming, the grass is still not planted and some of its apartments remain unoccupied. Her newly acquainted friend Léa already has a strong opinion about it, as can be seen in a conversation they have about it: . L: Where do you live? B: In Saint-Christophe, in the Belvédère L: Ah, in that huge thing? B: Yes L: Do you like it there? B: Yes, a lot L: I don’t like it, it looks like a military quarter. B: I would say more like a palace L: A palace in the outside… but inside? B: Have you visited it? L: No. But I imagine it. B: Well no. You are very isolated from the neighbours, more than you would in smaller houses. I talk like a prospect! You feel like in a grand hotel, it’s reassuring L: Of course, if you don’t stay . More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #ericrohmer  #ricardobofill  #cergy-pontoise  #architecture  #interior

Archizoom Associates, No-Stop City, 1969-72
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Archizoom conceived No-Stop City as a theoretical project that reimagined urban fabric as a shapeless and non-figurative continuum created by a structural grid placed over the natural landscape. They defined it as a city without architecture, a “wandering fog bank”.
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Over the years, Archizoom formalized the project in different ways, adapting the core principles of its theory to different purposes, thus producing a myriad of proposals and an immense quantity of graphical documentation, going from conceptual diagrams to highly detailed models.
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Founding member of Archizoom Andrea Branzi later wrote:
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“No-Stop City proposed a totally de-dramatized vision of history, restored to its lay dimensions, and completely devoid of metaphysics. An extreme vision of industrial civilization as the producer of a decorative-repetitive and horizontal system, and one thus devoid of cathedrals. A system based on the repetition of signs, at once diffuse and fluid, within which architecture and nature, like so many exceptions and incidents, dissolved and disappeared into the amniotic space of metropolises.”
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More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity
#archizoom #andreabranzi #nostopcity #architecture #interior #architecturedrawing

Archizoom Associates, No-Stop City, 1969-72 . Archizoom conceived No-Stop City as a theoretical project that reimagined urban fabric as a shapeless and non-figurative continuum created by a structural grid placed over the natural landscape. They defined it as a city without architecture, a “wandering fog bank”. . Over the years, Archizoom formalized the project in different ways, adapting the core principles of its theory to different purposes, thus producing a myriad of proposals and an immense quantity of graphical documentation, going from conceptual diagrams to highly detailed models. . Founding member of Archizoom Andrea Branzi later wrote: . “No-Stop City proposed a totally de-dramatized vision of history, restored to its lay dimensions, and completely devoid of metaphysics. An extreme vision of industrial civilization as the producer of a decorative-repetitive and horizontal system, and one thus devoid of cathedrals. A system based on the repetition of signs, at once diffuse and fluid, within which architecture and nature, like so many exceptions and incidents, dissolved and disappeared into the amniotic space of metropolises.” . More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #archizoom  #andreabranzi  #nostopcity  #architecture  #interior  #architecturedrawing

Maestro della Madonna Cini, Annunciazione, ca 1330
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #painting #architecture #annunciation

Maestro della Madonna Cini, Annunciazione, ca 1330 .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #painting  #architecture  #annunciation

Ida Lorentzen, Interiors, 2000s
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"Light is the life of the painting. The room is where life exists. We build our rooms and light gives them life."
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The paintings and pastels of Norwegian artist Ida Lorentzen seem absorved on depicting how natural light that gets inside through a window then leaks from one room to the next through open doors and voids in the walls. The spaces do not show any trace of domesticity beyond their proportions, scale, and the occasional stack of pieces of furniture that create abstract still-lifes.
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More images in an old entry in aseriesofrooms.com
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #idalorentzen #painting #interior #architecture

Ida Lorentzen, Interiors, 2000s . "Light is the life of the painting. The room is where life exists. We build our rooms and light gives them life." . The paintings and pastels of Norwegian artist Ida Lorentzen seem absorved on depicting how natural light that gets inside through a window then leaks from one room to the next through open doors and voids in the walls. The spaces do not show any trace of domesticity beyond their proportions, scale, and the occasional stack of pieces of furniture that create abstract still-lifes. . More images in an old entry in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #idalorentzen  #painting  #interior  #architecture

Gregor Sailer, Carson City VI/Vårgårda, Sweden, 2016
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For “The Potemkin Village” series, photographer Gregor Sailer has travelled around the world to capture urban complexes devoid of human life. They have been built as military sites for training soldiers, as replicas of European villages in the outskirts of China that are now emptied out because of speculation, or, as is the case in these pictures, as fake streets for car-testing purposes in a small town in Sweden.
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In this imagined replica of a nondescript village, around 1000 simulations are realized every year involving hazardous traffic situations and the vehicles’ response to them.
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Built in the manner of a western film scenography, the houses are all façade and no interior. Sailer’s photographs show the trick, but also an intention of representation that goes beyond mere functionality. Was it necessary to build the pitched roofs? To define windows and doors? To paint every house in a distinct pastel colour?
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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#aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity
#gregorsailer #architecture #scenography #photography

Gregor Sailer, Carson City VI/Vårgårda, Sweden, 2016 . For “The Potemkin Village” series, photographer Gregor Sailer has travelled around the world to capture urban complexes devoid of human life. They have been built as military sites for training soldiers, as replicas of European villages in the outskirts of China that are now emptied out because of speculation, or, as is the case in these pictures, as fake streets for car-testing purposes in a small town in Sweden. . In this imagined replica of a nondescript village, around 1000 simulations are realized every year involving hazardous traffic situations and the vehicles’ response to them. . Built in the manner of a western film scenography, the houses are all façade and no interior. Sailer’s photographs show the trick, but also an intention of representation that goes beyond mere functionality. Was it necessary to build the pitched roofs? To define windows and doors? To paint every house in a distinct pastel colour? . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #gregorsailer  #architecture  #scenography  #photography

Adolf Seel, Sultan at the patio of los Arrayanes, Alhambra, 1870s
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During the 1860s and 1870s, German painter Adolf Seel travelled extensively throughout the south of Europe and Northern Africa, where he became enthralled with Arabic and Moorish architecture. In his paintings of the palace of Alhambra, Seel combines the grandiosity of the architecture of its rooms and courtyards with small domestic moments of imagined past inhabitants.
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After a few centuries of decay and the almost fatal Napoleonic occupation, which destroyed part of the palace, around the 1850s the general opinion started to advocate for the preservation of the buildings and gardens of the Alhambra for its historical and artistic value. In 1870, the ensemble was declared a “National Monument”, and so these works by Seel, painted in the early 1870s, are part of a particular moment in its history: that in which the Alhambra goes from being a ruin on a mountain to being one of the most visited monuments in the world.
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More images in aseriesofrooms.com
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A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies.
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Curated by @bonelldoriga
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Adolf Seel, Sultan at the patio of los Arrayanes, Alhambra, 1870s . During the 1860s and 1870s, German painter Adolf Seel travelled extensively throughout the south of Europe and Northern Africa, where he became enthralled with Arabic and Moorish architecture. In his paintings of the palace of Alhambra, Seel combines the grandiosity of the architecture of its rooms and courtyards with small domestic moments of imagined past inhabitants. . After a few centuries of decay and the almost fatal Napoleonic occupation, which destroyed part of the palace, around the 1850s the general opinion started to advocate for the preservation of the buildings and gardens of the Alhambra for its historical and artistic value. In 1870, the ensemble was declared a “National Monument”, and so these works by Seel, painted in the early 1870s, are part of a particular moment in its history: that in which the Alhambra goes from being a ruin on a mountain to being one of the most visited monuments in the world. . More images in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga .  #aseriesofrooms  #documentingspace  #domesticity  #adolfseel  #alhambra  #architecture

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