A miniature inventory of architectural styles…
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The 387 houses of Peter Fritz at the Venice Art Biennale
In 1993, while browsing in a junk shop, artist Oliver Croy discovered 387 model buildings, each neatly wrapped in its own garbage bag—the architectural creations of Austrian insurance clerk Peter Fritz… 20 years after the discovery of these miniatures, artist Oliver Croy and architecture critic Oliver Elser offer a look at these lost constructions in a curated installation entitled ‘the 387 houses of Peter Fritz’. Presented at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale (at the Italian Pavilion inside the Giardini venue; part of this year’s curatorial exhibition by Massimiliano Gioni),  the buildings compose a near-encyclopedic inventory of all manner of provincial architectural styles, from farmhouses to bank buildings, churches to traditional single family homes, villas to gas stations. Each one has been assembled with care from a combination of easily acquired materials: cardboard, matchboxes, wallpaper scraps, adhesive foil and magazine pages…

A miniature inventory of architectural styles…

via designboom:

The 387 houses of Peter Fritz at the Venice Art Biennale

In 1993, while browsing in a junk shop, artist Oliver Croy discovered 387 model buildings, each neatly wrapped in its own garbage bag—the architectural creations of Austrian insurance clerk Peter Fritz… 20 years after the discovery of these miniatures, artist Oliver Croy and architecture critic Oliver Elser offer a look at these lost constructions in a curated installation entitled ‘the 387 houses of Peter Fritz’. Presented at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale (at the Italian Pavilion inside the Giardini venue; part of this year’s curatorial exhibition by Massimiliano Gioni),  the buildings compose a near-encyclopedic inventory of all manner of provincial architectural styles, from farmhouses to bank buildings, churches to traditional single family homes, villas to gas stations. Each one has been assembled with care from a combination of easily acquired materials: cardboard, matchboxes, wallpaper scraps, adhesive foil and magazine pages…

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