Vedute 0216, THE PRODUCTION OF WELL BEING; A SIMPLE HOUSE IN ALMERE, Ton Matton, architect, 01-10-2017
This standard GDR house was dismantled in Mecklenburg Vorpommern by Chinese workmen, transported to Almere by Polish lorry drivers and rebuilt in Almere by its future occupant, with the help of numerous friends and family, in an East German DIY style.
The vegetable box symbolizes the production of Well Being; no longer as a consumer outsourcing responsibility, but rather as a producer retaking control of life with all its decisions. -TM
Foundation Vedute collects representations of space, as a visualized idea, in a three-dimensional object in the strict programme of 44 x 32 x 7 cm. Vedute was founded in 1991. At this moment the collection consists of 218 manuscripts that are housed at the Nederlands Architectuur Instituut, HNI in Rotterdam.