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Bruther

50 Housing units . Limeil-Brévannes

Bruther . 50 Housing units . Limeil-Brévannes (1)

Bruther . photos: © Filip Dujardin

The problem in the understanding of inhabitation is that it is perceived as purely utilitarian. Perceiving it as such, is to deny it of all the structural aspects it has on one’s perception and thus on one’s way of thinking. In redefining the habitat and in admitting its completive part, one realizes that it is closely related to aesthetics. In that sense, inhabiting would contain an essential aesthetic approach. However, the question is how one can think habitation beyond its purely functional use, and instead seeing it as contemplative and thus as aesthetic? Wouldn’t it be denying its primary function of shelter and protection? In what way could inhabiting and dwelling, as a retreat from the world, be a space for reflection and contemplation of the exterior, and even be understood as privileged space? Continue reading Bruther

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Bruther

National Centre for the Plastic Arts and Mobilier National Storage Facility . PANTIN

Bruther . National Centre for the Plastic Arts and Mobilier National Storage Facility . PANTIN afasia (1)

Bruther . renders: © ArtefactoryLab

This project inserts 21st century art in a group of hangars located in a former industrial area. The mission is ambitious but finds an immediately readable resolution. It is not just a question of offering a simple space for storing and protecting collections, but also a place for exchanges and debates and a circuit for receiving works. Continue reading Bruther