Home sweet home. UIA 1996, Barcelona
HOME SWEET HOME is a reflection on the lives and private sphere of those who dwell in big cities, a modest case study on Man's space in the metropolis. It focuses on the microcosm within the macrocosm, understanding the first one as a private, intimate space in which city-dwellers spend much of their lives. The “home” as concept and object has to fulfil a wide variety of demands in relation to the different interest groups concerned. The typology, architecture and symbolic value of a dwelling is determined by property developers and estate agents, architects, designers, the media and last but not least, the people who will live in them. The exhibition, physically and conceptually divided into five parts, represent each interest group involved in home making. A series of containers, linked by a linear path following the thematic sequence, exposes the views of the different interest groups in relation on what is, or should be a home.