Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Sweet Parliament Home in Gwangju, South Korea by Andres Jaque Arquitectos
July 15th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Andres Jaque Arquitectos
A project by Andrés Jaque Architects for the Gwangju Design Biennale 2011
Homes tend to be thought of like places where conflict, diversity and collective are left behind to find familiarity and unpolitical calm. But a number of daily evidences could be seen as an opportunity to think domestic interiors as places where we get to meet social networks (both online and offline), to manage our associations and to take part in discussion arenas. Shared homes are parliaments in which we get to share our living, get connected and confront otherness. Homes are material and non-material conglomerates of problematic limits. Insides that get shaped as interscalar selectively connected multilocations.
SWEET PARLIAMENT HOME is the making of a politically activated home. It is a result of a long run research on domestic interiors as arenas run for 5 years now by the office Andrés Jaque Architects. A home in which domesticity is the living with the unfamiliar and daily life is made of activism, controversies and institutional discussion.
Urbanism has been formally practice in the hierarchy of scales. When there are opportunities to both describe and project it as foam of engaged domesticities in which the collective is selectively appointed.
Andrés Jaque explores the role architecture plays in the making of societies. His office, Andrés Jaque Architecs administrates the seal of quality ‘Parliament Architecture’ and have introduced visions of the post-foundational political sciences into architecture. They claim ‘architecture is technologically rendered society’. Jaque has extensively lecture in universities all around the world, the work of the office has been published in the most influential international media like 2G, A10, Abitare, Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Architecture Review, Bauwelt, C3, Domus, El Croquis, FRAME, MARK or The New York Times and exposed at the Schweizerisches Architektur Museum (Basilea), IVAM (Valencia) or la Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Paris). Their project TUPPER HOME has been finalist of the European Award Mies van der Rohe 2009 and FRAY FOAM HOME occupied the central space of palazzo at the 2010 Biennale di Venezia directed by Kazuyo Sejima.
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