Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Agenda Cultural - Buenos Aires
Festivales de Buenos Aires

The house Takamitsu Azuma built, in a 20-square-meter plot in 1966, was considered, since the moment of its creation, a symbol of modern life.

Panorama / Architecture - Karl-Heinz Klopf

The Tower House was built by Takamitsu Azuma in the city of Tokyo in 1966. In just twenty square meters, the construction thinks about and resolves problems of architecture and family cohabitation. It’s structured from a central spiral cement staircase that gives an impression of lightness at the same time it works as a core from which all the rooms are positioned on top of one another. Narrated by Azuma’s daughter, who has lived there since her childhood and witnessed the changes in the house and its surroundings, Tower House describes how the space we inhabit can modify our lives and customs; from finding the perfect spot to hang the coats to knowing how to put our foot on the steps to let people know we’re going from one room to another. LL (Bafici ‘14 Catalogue)

Thursday 14 - 17:00 h
Village Caballito Room: 7 Tickets sold out

Saturday 23 - 16:30 h
Village Recoleta Room: 2 Tickets sold out

Other title/s: Casa-torre
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: B&N + Color
Minutes: 62


D, G, F, DA, P: Karl-Heinz Klopf E: Tatia Skhirtladze S: Nils Kirchhoff CP: KlopfKurz Vienna I: Rie Azuma


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Karl-Heinz Klopf Austria

Born in 1956 in Linz, Austria, he studied at the University for Artistic and Industrial Design of that city and now lives in Vienna. The main concern of his artistic practice is constructed environments and the everyday life in the urban sphere. He works with various media, such as drawing, photography, installations and projects in the context of architecture and urbanism. He made a dozen films, six of which are screened at this Bafici’s Focus on his work.

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