Sunday, July 16, 2006

Medianeras: The Unconscious Art Of Demolition

José Antonio Millán, Las tripas al descubierto

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Luis Marsans, La casa desaparecida (1997)

Medianeras. That's the name given in Barcelona to the walls still standing after an adjacent house has fallen apart or has been destroyed (think real estate speculation.) The walls bravely stay there and reveal snippets of the history and intimacy of the defunct house: silhouette of staircases, wallpapers slowly peeling off, shadows of the wardrobes, remains of bathrooms, plugs, etc.
A collection of these strange urban patchworks can be found here and here, accompanied by flickr sets here and here.

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