Where do we feel at home? What do we dream of? Asking these questions, the exhibition Living Frontiers of Architecture proclaims that architecture and design do more than fill space, they breathe life into it. On view through October 2, 2011 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Zealand, Denmark the exhibition features architectural projects, art installations and case stories from various places around the world with the themes of The Dream, Cell/Network and Homeland. While visiting the exhibition, Nasir and Nargis Kassamali gratefully noticed that many of the views expressed in the exhibition are in sync with Luminaire’s philosophy and practice.
Ten years ago, Nasir Kassamali began working with designer Arne Quinze, who in recent years participated in Luminaire’s philanthropic pursuits, both Puppy Love and Paper Love. For Living Frontiers, Quinze presented My Home My House My Stilthouse, an on-site installation that approaches abstractions of architecture as if conceived from childhood fantasies.
Several other large installation projects compliment the exhibition. These include a model for West 57, the New York project in process by Danish Architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group that is a hybrid between the European tenement block and a traditional skyscraper. Additionally, Rintala Eggertsson Architects’ contribution Wish You Were Here? employs the four elements to explore the idea of ‘home’ as shaped by cultural identities and meaning, suggesting that home is not bound by place. Home is who we are; home resides in the soul.