thorsten brinkmann transforms abandoned house into artspace
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oct 27, 2013
thorsten brinkmann transforms abandoned house into artspace


thorsten brinkmann transforms abandoned house into artspace
la hütte royal
image © thorsten brinkmann
courtesy pablo’s birthday gallery, ny; feldbuschwiesner gallery, berlin; mathias güntner gallery, hamburg

 

 

 

german artist thorsten brinkmann has turned an abandoned single-family house in pittsburgh into a fully immersive artwork. ‘le hutte royal’ totally transforms the interior of a three-story space into a permanent installation that reuses music albums, furniture, trophies and other found and discarded materials into the existing structure. from the street, the home completely blends in to the working-class neighborhood where it is situated; upon entering, visitors are transported into the art space, squeezing past an enormous bell — a prop salvaged from a bygone children’s TV show — in order to get inside. almost every room has been substantially remade — a boxing ring in a bedroom and a home theater installed in the attic uses vintage beauty parlor for seats and sound. adding walls and reshaping halls, brinkmann has reconstructed the framework so that narrow passageways and small nooks and crannies create new locations. la hütte royal can be visited by appointment through [email protected]
 

 


a home theater installed in the attic uses vintage beauty parlor for seats and sound
la hütte royal
image © thorsten brinkmann
courtesy pablo’s birthday gallery, ny; feldbuschwiesner gallery, berlin; mathias güntner gallery, hamburg

 

 


found and discarded objects are re-purposed into the space
la hütte royal
image © thorsten brinkmann
courtesy pablo’s birthday gallery, ny; feldbuschwiesner gallery, berlin; mathias güntner gallery, hamburg

 

 


almost all of the rooms are transformed into artworks
la hütte royal
image © thorsten brinkmann
courtesy pablo’s birthday gallery, ny; feldbuschwiesner gallery, berlin; mathias güntner gallery, hamburg

 

 


props and sculptures are fitted into the spaces
la hütte royal
image © thorsten brinkmann
courtesy pablo’s birthday gallery, ny; feldbuschwiesner gallery, berlin; mathias güntner gallery, hamburg

 

 


two views from the interior of the space
la hütte royal
image © thorsten brinkmann
courtesy pablo’s birthday gallery, ny; feldbuschwiesner gallery, berlin; mathias güntner gallery, hamburg

 

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