048per_Villameter: Home of the Year 2016!

A house is an object, typically a residential building. The idea of the house as an object of desire has arisen through visual qualities relating to shelter, form, scale and materiality.

A home is ‘for living in’ and refers to both a building space and to a locational place. As a space a home is, first and foremost, social; as a place it is our identity. These non-visual qualities relating to use and occupancy mean the home creates, after family, our founding sense of place.

The Villameter as a home lays bear the frugal modernity of its occupants. This is not the house as showroom but the house decluttered…

The Villameter lost to it’s polar opposite: the Iron Maiden is (partially) made from recycled corrugated iron and located in a rural setting.


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