MIYAKE HOUSE (Tokyo, 2000)

Photo drawing. Programme: living in a shopping mall.

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This project represented living in a shopping mall with 23 ‘elevator-flats’. We no longer move; the house moves instead. We can change where we want to ‘stop off’ at any time. Living in a shopping mall is a critique of today’s society, where we can be dropped off anywhere to consume. Wherever architecture envelops our desires we no longer have any contact with our neighbours or nature. It’s all a scenography of our dependency.

We can drop in at 22 different levels: cemetery, school, restaurant, gym, beauty centre, swimming pool, churches, temples and so on.