Wednesday, 2 October 2013


“Through consumption, the traditional logic of need, which requires the architect to design for perceived use, can be upset... The occupation and consumption of architecture reinforces who we are and who we would like to be... Every activity has its compartment, mapping and defining social relations very precisely in space.”
- Rendell

David Blamey, Safeway

'Safeway' presents us with a hotel room in Chiang Mai, Thailand where as a backpacker he deliberately shuts the door on the outside world for a week.

“When we inhabit a small space such as a hotel room we have an incredible ability to compact our possessions and way of living into a smaller environment. I also love the temporary way we call a hotel room ‘home’ and do not inhabit the space for a permanant amount of time.”
- David Blamey

“The storage junxtapositions, washing pans in the bath, olive oil next to shaving cream on the bath ledge, also work to transform the room, to give it a new life. But the transformation is not complete, and not very comfortable.”
- David Blamey

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