A ghostly French house
By Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows
October 3, 2012
This Gaudi-esque house would be great for a Halloween party! Doesn’t it look spooky? Artists Christopher Berdaguer and Marie Péjus created the shape of this French house by polystyrene and paint.
According to Dezeen:
“The heart of the project is the transformation of an existing building that was once a prison, then a school and then a funeral home. Keeping this context in mind, the artists used the memory of the place and transformed the building into a ghost house, a veritable architectural phantasmagoria, which the title echoes. Gue(ho)st House borrows Marcel Duchamp’s wordplay: a Guest + A Host = A Ghost. This served as a trigger for the project, which offers an interface between hosts (art centre, commune) and guests (visitors, artists).
Berdaguer and Péjus are covering the original house in a white veil that drips onto the surrounding area and creates a living body, a moving form that looks to the past as well as to the future. As the spatial projection of a collective psyche, the house becomes not only a place of emotions, perceptions and memories, but also a great mediation tool for the art centre.”
It might not be the usual exterior of a house, but we think it looks very interesting and seasonally appropriate. What do you think of this haunting French house?
Image courtesy of Dezeen.