“L’Habitant Temporaire” is a project by Thomas Batzenschlager, a French architect living and working in Santiago (Chile), which takes the form of an illustrated essay on domesticity. This collection of twenty interiors located in different parts of the world is carefully represented by means of plans and perspectives, a visual description of spaces where the author lived for just some hours or for several years.
Starting from the spaces of intimacy, the author wishes to talk about different cultures, each reflected in the limited space of an interior room and to relate disparate forms of habitat through a common mean of representation.
The drawings, along with photographs and video projections, are exhibited (until Sept.18th) in an abandoned church in Metz, l’Église Des Trinitaires in an installation designed by the same author.
More information below. Images from the design and the realised installation at the end.
L’habitant temporaire. Thomas Batzenschlager – Aug. 5th through Sept. 18th at Église Des Trinitaires, Metz.
Exhibition co-produced by the Maison de l’Architecture de Lorraine and Metz City Council with the support of the Conseil Régional de l’Ordre des Architectes de Lorraine, the Région Grand Est and the Ministry of Culture.
La Maison de l’Architecture de Lorraine
More info on the exhibition:
Cécile Lebert – firstname.lastname@example.org
Here follow some drawings and photographs of the exhibition in Metz.
All images © Thomas Batzenschlager