The concept of the interior is fundamental in architectural design. Behind the permanence of buildings’ façades, all sorts of transformations, adjustments and modifications are carried out.
From this perspective, a study of our interiors provides valuable information about the new challenges to which architectural practice must rise. Obliging us to counter the notion of modernity as an all-consuming phenomenon, it reveals a vernacular architecture in which modernity itself is being consumed and absorbed.
Focusing on the home, Interiors. Notes and Figures records and analyzes the domestic landscapes that result from this process of transformation. The curatorial team spent five months taking thousands of photographs of home interiors throughout Belgium. The study attempts to devise a vocabulary and to reveal the attitudes that, beyond pure form, define a culture that is specific to these transformations.
An interpretation of the research findings will be presented inside the Belgian Pavilion and the photos, notes and figures have been collated in a catalogue, resembling a manual, that will be published at the opening of the pavilion.
Commissioners: Sébastien Martinez Barat, Bernard Dubois, Sarah Levy, Judith Wielander.
Saturday, 07 June 2014
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Giardini, Castello, 30122 Venezia
- Opening hour:
10am – 6pm
- Closing day:
- Photo credits:
1. Habay-la-Vieille, 1930, semi-detached house, owner; 2. Habay-la-Vieille, 1971, attached house, tenant. Photo by Maxime Delvaux