The designs (retreat I & II) would both contain a series of rooms distanced from their immediate surroundings for safety.
Retreat I (above) would have alcoves in a mountainous form and Retreat II (below) would have spaces concealed in undulating terrain.
Here's some more from the designer:
Recently I finished an idea project for the Government Buildings Agency (part of ministry VROM).
It is called Two models for embassies (retreat I & II).
The work originated out of the need for safety issues concerning embassies.
What I tried to do is to develop two ideas in models to give a broader insight in this question. One way to defend one self is to retreat, to make a distance.
That why the work is named Two models for embassies (Retreat I & Retreat II). But a retreat has also a very positive meaning, like a retraite.
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In that way a retreat is about the quality of space. This double interpretation is part of the work.
by Anne Holtrop
by Anne Holtrop
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