British Pavilion: Tony Fretton Architects
In part four about the architects presenting their projects in the exhibition Home/Away in the British Pavilion in Venice you can see projects of Tony Fretton Architects.
The Red House, Chelsea, London
As in a Dutch canal house or Venetian palazzo, the Red House offers a formal, composed facade to the street through which private life is brought discreetly into contact with the life of the city. Incomplete references to other familiar buildings and adjustments to the interior rooms’ formal themes capture the unexpected beauty of chance relationships. The rooms of the house are not fully fixed in purpose in order to make themselves available to personal experience and interpretation.
A new building on Tietgens Grund Frederiksstaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
Frederiksgade is the square of apartments surrounding Copenhagen’s Marble Church that was built in the late nineteenth-century to complete the earlier Frederiksstaden district. Half of the northwest side was not finished and remains an open site incorporating vernacular buildings which predate the square. The new building on the open site aims to complete the square by embracing the older buildings – abstracting aspects fo the classical language of the apartments – and addressing the way we build and live today.