UNTITLED SPACE 05-08

  • Anyone
  • Anywhere
  • 2002
  • i.c.w. Jelle Post

Untitled Space is realized on four different locations in the Netherlands: UNTITLED SPACE 05-08. Each project is presented by three photographs; a facade, an interior and a detail.

“Untitled Space is everything that architectural history is not. Architectural historians write by definition about designated space. The Temple of Luxor, the Palace of Knossos, the Akropolis of Athens. Architectural historians have to answer questions, usually in order to explain why a building is worthwhile to be preserved as a monument. Is the architect famous enough? Does the building represent some sort of an important social aspiration, like for instance the devotion of the sun, or the housing of the people? Architecture too always has to answer questions. Questions of the bill of quantities, of a client, of the local authorities or the fire department. So in the end the essential characteristics of architecture could be judged on the basis of a simple questionnaire, or so it seems. Untitled Space doesn’t answer questions. The aloofness to designate a place, or name a building, for example ‘Toornend House’, encourages the beholder to set aside the simple questionnaire that establishes certified monuments. Untitled Space poses questions. About architecture.” (Vincent van Rossem, architectural historian)

The realization of Untitled Space 05-08 was made possible by a grant of the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.

51_1Untitled_Space_05/01, Deelense Veld, de Hoge Veluwe (NL), August 2002 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)
51_2Untitled_Space_05/02, Deelense Veld, de Hoge Veluwe (NL), August 2002 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)
51_3Untitled_Space_05/03, Deelense Veld, de Hoge Veluwe (NL), August 2002 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)
51_4Untitled_Space_06/01, St. Hubertus, de Hoge Veluwe (NL), August 2002 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)
51_5Untitled_Space_06/02, St. Hubertus, de Hoge Veluwe (NL), August 2002 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)
51_6Untitled_Space_06/03, St. Hubertus, de Hoge Veluwe (NL), August 2002 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)
51_7Untitled_Space_07/01, Durgerdammerdijk, Durgerdam (NL), December 2002 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)
51_8Untitled_Space_07/02, Durgerdammerdijk, Durgerdam (NL), December 2002 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)
51_9Untitled_Space_07/03, Durgerdammerdijk, Durgerdam (NL), December 2002 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)
51_10Untitled_Space_08/01, Hoogovenkanaal, Velsen-Noord (NL), Januari 2003 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)
51_11Untitled_Space_08/02, Hoogovenkanaal, Velsen-Noord (NL), Januari 2003 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)
51_12Untitled_Space_08/03, Hoogovenkanaal, Velsen-Noord (NL), Januari 2003 (lambdaprint 1200×1200mm)

For more info on UNTITLED SPACE check out www.untitledspace.net or order the book (Architectura + Natura Press; 2005; text by Maaike Bleeker, Jeroen Boomgaard, Joost Meuwissen, Vincent van Rossem, Paul Toornend and Wouter Vanstiphout; graphic design by Michaël Snitker, isbn 90-768631-4-8(UK) or 90-768631-3-x(NL)) at info@too.nl