POL VILADOMS: DRESSING
The project shows a city built between the 60s and the 70s characterized by a homogeneous architecture with a pyramidal shape and a decorative skin.
‘Dressing’ focuses in a concrete typology of aboveground constructions: summer buildings. Housing developments that grow next to the seashore with the purpose of accommodating hundreds of tourists only few months a year.
This collection of buildings share the same feature: they are covered by a skin, mainly decorative, based on geometrical patterns typical of summer fabrics. None of these “dressings” responds to a structural function. They are merely ornaments.
I present a group of diptychs in which one picture constitutes the creation pattern and the other the finished model.
Completely disassociated from the urban fabric that surrounds them, all these buildings live together one next to the other like colorful dresses do, hanging in the wardrobe, waiting for summer days.
HASSELBLAD 500CM camera with KODAK EKTAR 100 film