What Does a Full-Scale Model of a House Want?

José Tomás Pérez Valle

︎Video. 2020. 4:20 min. 

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Starting from a full-scale model house presented on a warehouse in Berlin in 1931, the research considers the possibilities of this particular exhibition space as a parallel reality or a ‘state of exception’ inside the metropolitan urban fabric. The warehouse provides a shelter in which full-scale models have been built ignoring or even opposing planning regulations and economic and political pressures. By venturing into this case the research considers the format of “architecture exhibitions” as a ruin whose eradicated ideas can be adapted into the multiple functions and needs of possible futures.

In the research’s complexities, a key question emerges: is there any power in how we stage architecture exhibitions today?

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