archphoto 2.0 #03. holiday houses
Holiday Houses is the new critical survey that projects archphoto2.0’s fourth issue as the most architectural one, without the interdisciplinary crossbreeding and political connotation that were ingredients of the previous issues.
But thinking about this issue also means reflecting on the concept of holiday’s evolution now that one doesn’t need to own a holiday house and can very well use a rental house for this purpose. And not even any house at that, but the result of a project of education to modernity like the one developed by philosopher Alain de Botton who asked celebrated and less known architects to address the issue of home-living in different locations in Great Britain. An interesting project in its attempt to establish a “modern” collective conscience although conflicting in its fluctuating between vernacular cottages and more contemporary designs.
Publisher: PLUG_IN. 2013. Softcover. 22,5×31,5 cm. Pages: 48. Language: English. Color illustrated. RRP:€ 20,00. ISBN: 978-88-95459-13-4