Early on when I started this blog I was inspired by a narrow house designed by the Polish architect Etgar Keret. Recently this narrow house by Japanese Fujiwaramuro Architects (read Huh Magazines article here). These thin houses that seem to be occurring through a desire to make use of vacant lots and avoid paying for expensive plots of land. These house seem to inspire an inner drive to utilise spaces, even when others would pass them by for being inadequate, these spaces require architects to evaluate different forms of living. It also makes me think of Gordon Matta-Clarks’ work Fake Estates. His purchase of small unusable lots with NYC creating a portfolio of fifteen properties. Some of these were inaccessible sites yet just by ownership these sites became of value. These buildings and Matta-Clarks work feed by interest in disremebered sites and not just their loss of use but positive uses or applications of these sites.
Gordon Matta-Clark Images taken from Cabinet Magazine click here to read the article