In Hannes Meyer’s Pockets

In Hannes Meyer's Pockets is a collaboration between James Hamilton, Andrea Pinochet, Espen Vatn, Richard Øiestad and Børre Mølstad.

The project has been exhibited at the 2014 Venice Biennale for Architecture and at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Though often overlooked or dismissed, Hannes Meyer (1889 - 1954) was a radical and egalitarian architect that thought of architects as productive individuals who’s purpose is to bridge industrial modes of production and art for the advancement of a collective life through actions of organization. This project builds on a program for the organization of habitation outlined by Hannes Meyer. The program was published in his 1928 manifesto “Bauen”. The manifesto lists 12 motivations for making and organizing architecture:

  1. sex life
  2. sleeping habits
  3. pets
  4. gardening
  5. personal hygiene
  6. weather protection
  7. hygiene in the home
  8. car maintenance
  9. cooking
  10. heating
  11. exposure to the sun
  12. services

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