serious house by FAHR 021.3 is a frozen moment that never existed
serious house by FAHR 021.3 is a frozen moment that never existed serious house by FAHR 021.3 is a frozen moment that never existed
mar 14, 2015

serious house by FAHR 021.3 is a frozen moment that never existed

serious house by FAHR 021.3 is a frozen moment that never existed
all images courtesy of miguel oliveira




san vito is a town in southern italy. there, within a forgotten ruin, is the ‘serious house’. the home, if you should decide to call it that, is a public installation by portuguese collaborative FAHR 021.3 for 180 creative camp. the studio’s (re)creation of a decrepit space through use of colored lines of paint–and structures–creates an emotional experience that questions what was, what is, and what could be.

‘serious house’ is an effort to increase access to art




‘serious house’ is a fleeting and uncompromising dream that freezes a moment of time and lets visitors’ imaginations decide what the space’s reality really is. the project was developed as an effort to improve local inhabitants exposure and access to art.

the project questions what was, what is, and what could be

elements within the courtyard

entrance to the ruin

stair at night

colored line and wooden structure

old stair and yellow elements

green wooden corner

pink form detail

‘serious house’

interior and exterior elements



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