Edoardo Tresoldi’s Mesh Buildings

Mesh Buildings

Edoardo Tresoldi creates “public space interventions” by building with mesh, in metal. Tresoldi also makes birds and people with mesh but we, at Mimi Berlin, prefer these huge and useless buildings. Up to today the largest house Edoardo built was for the 2018 Coachella Musics and Arts Festival in California, it’s named ‘Etherea’.

‘Etherea’ and ‘Sacral’ by Eduardo Tresoldi. ‘Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home’ by Do Ho Suh.


These works remind us of Do-Ho Suh’s sculptures, which are made in fabric but are equally transparent. Also, both artsists explore how to create houses and interiors. It would be nice to see their work in one place, don’t you think?

Edoardo Tresoldi

“Edoardo Tresoldi plays with the transparency of mesh and with industrial materials to transcend the time-space dimension and narrate a dialogue between Art and World, a visual summary which reveals itself in the fade-out of physical limitations.
Mixing classical and modern language, he generates a third one, strongly contemporary.” (read more/img via edoardotresoldi.com)

Hungarian Cubes by Katharina Roters

Hungarian Cubes by Katharina Roters

Subversive ornaments in socialism. Collective and private expression, conformity and subtle subversion: The “Magyar Kocka” and its ornamentation.

Flipping through Frankie Magazine we stumbled upon these photo’s by Katharina Roters.
She made a photo essay on altered “Magyar Kocka, or Hungarian Cube, a standardized type of residential house in Hungary that dates back to the 1920s. It was designed as a radically functional single-family home for Budapest’s suburbs and housing projects, but it became closely identified with the postwar communist era, when many villages were rebuilt with uniform rows of single-family homes, and the Hungarian Cube—often renamed the Kádár Kocka, after Hungary’s communist president, János Kádár, became ubiquitous. Edited and with photographs by Katharina Roters. With texts by Hannes Böhringer, Endre Prakfalvi, Zsolt Szijártó and József Szolnoki” (read more uchicago.edu)

Hungarian Cubes,1st edition, 2014, Text English and German. Hardback 172 pages, 123 color illustrations, 22 x 25 cm, ISBN 978-3-906027-43-2 (images via/buy at park books)

The Flower House

The Flower House


Florist Lisa Waud has bought 2 abandoned houses in Detroit (for $500,-) and created The Flower House Project. In October 2015 she (and other florists) will fill the house with up to 100,000 flowers. After seeing the photo’s above taken from the preview of this project, held in May 2015 with 400 flowers, we, at Mimi Berlin, know that is something we definitely would like to visit!

The aesthetic part for this project was inspired by the art of Christo, and the couture 2012 Christian Dior show in Paris. After the The Flower House event in October the abandoned houses will be taken down (and recycled) to make room for flowers to grow.

“The hope that this deconstruction and land repurposing will inspire others to see abandoned structures as platforms for art and business, and to use them in an environmentally responsible way,” – Lisa Waud.

(thahanks & read/see more http://www.boredpanda.com/flower-house-abandoned-detroit-lisa-waud/)

James Casebere, Landscape with Houses.

James Casebere, Landscape with Houses: These photograps by American artist James Casebere appear to be of a well-groomed, suburban neighborhood, complete with pastel sunset. But in fact it’s of a tiny model town, painstakingly built by hand, using plaster, wood, cardboard and cheesecloth.

Happy Houses

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The Haines shoe house. Haines Shoe House was built in 1948 by Mahlon Haines. Originally the Shoe House was used as a guesthouse. It is located on Shoe House Road between  the Lincoln Highway (state route 462) and U.S. Route 30.  (via marvelbuilding)
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The Basket Building (Ohio, United States) The Longaberger Basket Company building in Newark, Ohio might just be a strangest office building in the world. The 180,000-square-foot building, a replica of the company’s famous market basket, cost $30 million and took two years to complete. Many experts tried to persuade Dave Longaberger to alter his plans, but he wanted an exact replica of the real thing.

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Mammy’s Cupboard (Natchez, MS, United States) (houses above via)