WUC5. Houses of architects - laboratories of ideas The meetingwith Escher GuneWardena Architecture
Just what is it that makes the architects' houses so different, so appealing? During this one-evening symposium, we attempt not only to reveal the specificity of the residences built by architects for themselves and their relatives, but also to discuss their contemporary condition.
Focusing on the Hansen House in Szumin, the Wittgenstein House in Vienna, the Schindler House and the Eames House in Los Angeles, we examine the after-life of those buildings. Are the architects' houses the spatial manifestoes of their owners' ideas? If so, how to preserve their experimental character? How to renovate and programme such space not to change it in a lifeless museum?