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Brick Facade Transformed into a Big Showcase

Brick Facade Transformed into a Big Showcase

Reminiscent of the history, a showcase with silhouetted objects had placed on a brick building facade by studio Wessels Boer in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The sculpture piece is among the 'Dime Houses' dating back to 1870 as one of the first social housing projects in the Netherlands. The residences arose as the result of a group of working-class citizens who, in 1868, formed the building association for homeownership (BVEW), charging a dime (10 cents) a week for membership. This structure had designed to treat the site as an educational and urban intervention. Wessels Boer came up with the showcase concept by collecting personal and historical stories of cheap homes and transforming them into aluminium silhouettes.

The project beginning with a dime presents objects engraved with house numbers suggested by current residents in segmented spaces. The result is a colourful collection of figures, from a carpet knocker to a net. The characters are framed by brick partitions, referring to the storage