Home from home

In February we reported on the New Architects: Portugal-UK exchange programme which saw three young UK consultancies go over to Lisbon and three Portuguese practices come to England to discover the differences in housing within the two countries.

At home in the installation
Home from Home

As part of the project, which is run by The British Council and the Architecture Foundation, the three UK consultancies were asked to pitch for an exhibition at the Museu do Design e da Moda in Lisbon, which was won by Carl Turner Architects.

The architect’s doll’s house-style sculpture has now been installed in the museum, ready for visitors to explore.

Installed in the museum
Installed in the museum

For the installation, the practice has designed five freestanding artefacts – items symbolic of the British home, like a staircase, hot water bottle, bed and kermode – on wheels and so can be cleverly slotted together to make up a house shape.

Turner says, ‘The gallery is full of high-end design so we wanted to show “everydayness” and things that go into the average British home.’

At home in the installation
At home in the installation

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