Maison GrÃ©goire 118%
B/W and colour photographs
— Photo series taken in Henry van de Veldes' Maison Grégoire, a villa built in 1933 in the suburbs of Brussels. The Modernist idea of taking the average physical size of man as a reference for decisions on scale is questioned. The artificial downscaling the human figures in the photographs – using people in idle positions as a scale reference is a regular practice in architectural photography – is making the spaces proportionally larger. 18% is the proposed alteration for this particular piece of architecture: the ideal size for contemporary living.
3 photographs are permanently installed in the Maison Grégoire villa, Brussels, Belgium / Constructed Moment, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, 2005