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Didier Fiuza Faustino

©Philippe Magnon

  • Alice House, habitat concept, 1999
  • Scale model
  • Bois, peinture, métal, latex
  • 60 x 137 x 56.1 cm
  • 001 01 09

Alice House, 1999

Habitat concept

In his “Alice House,” Faustino created an “interstice” in latex, a sort of fibrous and flexible membrane that links two houses. This architecture can be imagined on several different scales, and poses a series of questions about property, the future of architecture, territoriality, corporality, etc. On the urban scale, this in-between state questions urban zoning laws and the very concept of private property (who owns this in-between state?). On the construction scale, it can be read as an extension, a virtually organic outgrowth that enables a change in state: a future “two” and not just a simple footbridge “between” two. Finally, on the individual human scale, it is a space that raises the user’s awareness of movement and of his own body as well as the passage from one state to another.

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