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Petra Blaisse www.insideoutside.nl

Architectivity

By 09-08-2017

One Week About Architecture by curator SchilderScholte architects

Striking detail in the picture is the circle in the gently sloping curtain. The man in the chair, and what appears to be a little dog on the couch, have their own pastimes and seem to be blind to the view revealed by the strategically placed transparent circle. What more views will appear when the circle in the curtain shifts? Forests, hills, city or perhaps the beach?

Also the narrow slit in the fabric is intriguing and plays a role in the composition of surfaces. Why would you close the curtain in the middle of the day? There are no overlooking neighbors. Perhaps it is because of the sun? The subtle interplay between the fabric and the sunlight gives the space its own unique character which seems to challenge the sleek architecture.

Or is it in fact the red carpet that claims its presence? A conscious choice? The cut in the carpet is strange, but if you look closely you can also see a crack in the floor. Just imagine this floor lifting itself and the carpet dividing itself and creating two separate spaces? Architectivity in its most ultimate form.

Location: living room, Maison à Bordeaux
Designer: Inside Outside/Petra Blaisse

Text and photos: Petra Blaisse