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A house (building)


A house in its most general sense is a human-built dwelling with enclosing walls and a roof. It provides shelter against precipitation, wind, heat, cold and intruding humans and animals. When occupied as a routine dwelling for humans, a house is called a home (though animals may often live in the house as well, both domestic pets and "unauthorised" animals such as mice living in the walls). People may be away from home most of the day for work and recreation, but typically are home at least for sleeping.

A house generally has at least one entrance, usually in the form of a door or a portal, and may have any number of windows or sometimes none at all. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House [Feb 2005]

Inside the house [...]

Houses consist of many specific designated rooms. Mostly each house comprise of bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and, living room. It is essential to properly design these rooms according to people live in it. The designing of inside house is called interior design and it is a quite popular subject in universities. In Chinese, Feng shui is a method to design house interior so it could give harmonious effect to the people living inside the house. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House#Inside_the_House [Feb 2005]

bathroom - bedroom - cinematheque - furniture - library - living room - salon -


Gaetano Pesce

"Please have a seat, the maid will get you something to drink."

A salon is a room in a house used for receiving guests. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salon [Feb 2005]

Outside the house [...]

discotheque - garage - swimming pool -

Living room [...]

A living room is a room for entertaining guests, reading, watching TV, or other activities.

In modern homes and apartments, the living room has replaced the old fashioned parlor of yesteryear. Typically, a living room will be furnished with a sofa, chairs, occasional tables, perhaps a television and/or stereo equipment, bookshelves, as well as other pieces of furniture.

In many homes, the living room is reserved for more formal and quiet entertaining while a separate recreation room is reserved for more casual activities. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_room [Feb 2004]

Wohnmodell (1969) - Joe Colombo ("Visiona" exhibit by Bayer 1969)

Bathroom [...]

Jeanne Lanvin's Bathroom (1920-22) - Armand Rateau

Image sourced from http://drwagnernet.com/40b/lecture-view.cfm?lecture=8 [Feb 2005]

Dining room

Le Fantôme de la liberté - (1974) Luis Buñuel

Bourgeois couples discuss defecation around a toilet-lined table but consider "food" a taboo. They excuse themselves to eat food in private.

Against the wall [...]

The Isle of the Dead (1880) - Arnold Böcklin

Pornokrates (1879) - Félicien Rops

Bedroom [...]

Discotheque [...]

Music styles: Acid Jazz | Afrobeat | Brazil | Dub | Disco | Electro | Exotica | Funk | Garage | House | Industrial | Jazz | Jazz-Funk | Lounge | New Beat | New Wave | No Wave | Punk | Rare Groove | Rap and Hip-Hop | R&B | Reggae | Rock | Soul | Swing | Techno | Urban

Garage [...]

Ford Atmos (1954) concept car


Grotto in the Bomarzo gardens, Italy

Library [...]

Carlton Cabinet (1981) - Ettore Sottsass

In its traditional sense, a library is a collection of books and periodicals. With the collection or invention of media other than books for storing information, many libraries are now also repositories and/or access points for maps, prints or other artwork, microfilm, microfiche, audio tapes, CDs, LPs, video tapes and DVDs, and provide public facilities to access CD-ROM databases and the Internet.


banned books - comic books - cult fiction - erotic books - erotic fiction - erotic photography - genre fiction - horror fiction - meta fiction - movie book - music book - novel - postmodern novel - pulp fiction - sex manuals - science fiction

Cinémathèque [...]

The Criterion Collection Holiday 2004 Gift Set (2004) - Various (282 discs) [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Films on view

By genre: Art films | Avant-garde films | Banned films | Comedy | Cult film | Documentary film | Early film | Erotic film | Experimental film | Exploitation film | Gay cinema | Horror film | Midnight movie| Narrative film | Sci-fi film | Silent film

By region: European film | Japanese film | USA film

Swimming pool [...]


Circle Kitchen Unit (1968) - Luigi Colani

Bedroom [...]

Bedroom featuring Ettore Sottsass Jr.'s 1970 Ultrafragola mirror manufactured by Poltronova

Inspired Gaston Bachelard

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