Architects: Andres Jaque Arquitectos Location: Gwangju, Republic of Korea Curator: Anthony Fontenot Design team: Dagmar Stéeová (coordinator), Álvaro Carrillo, Roberto González, Jorge López Conde, Kristian Ly Serena, Silvia Rodríguez Project year: 2011 Renders and drawings: Courtesy of Andres Jaque Arquitectos
Homes tend to be thought of like places where conflict, diversity and collective are left behind to find familiarity and unpolitical calm. But a number of daily evidences could be seen as an opportunity to think homes as places where we get to meet and discuss with others. Shared homes are parliaments in which we get to share are living and confront with otherness.
SWEET PARLIAMENT HOME is the making of a politically activated home. It is a result of a long run research on domestic interiors as arenas run for 5 years now by the office Andrés Jaque Architects. A home in which domesticity is the living with the unfamiliar and daily life is made of activism, controversies and institutional discussion.
Urbanism has been thought of as an activity lead by a hierarchy of scales. When there are opportunities to both describe and project it as foam of engaged domesticities in which the collective is selectively appointed.