Almere/ The Netherlands
One of the essential thoughts in this project is the understanding that simplicity in the sense of simple living is not something suppressing or constricting, but rather when performed as a voluntary act enables one to experience life aside from status driven life styles. Simplicity negotiates the imitation of precasted and unachievable images. Simplicity demands a certain degree of frugality, though simplicity is not meant ascetic, but it is a way to inrease the quality of life. Simplicity does not deny luxury, but even can evoke a different rich kind of luxury. This luxury can only beproduced through impartiality towards the things. Simplicity means seeing potentials and transforming meaning.
competition (2006), 2. Prize: