Habitat Machines by David Trautrimas

An exhibition of architectural compositions made of household objects by David Trautrimas opens next week at Le Gallery in Toronto, Canada.

The exhibition, called Habitat Machines, includes compositions made from objects including coffee pots and bathroom scales.

The exhibition will be open 25 September - 19 October.

The following text is from gallery director Wil Kucey:


Habitat Machines - David Trautrimas

In 'Habitat Machines' David Trautrimas' photo-based architecture explores the construct of home with a series of residential buildings born of everyday objects. From Art Deco coffee pots to the Constructivist grid pattern on an old bathroom scale, Trautrimas searches for source materials which allude to a greater architectural doctrine usually unnoticed in these machines.

Then, by dramatic distortion of scale and context, elements of these objects are meticulously re-assembled into strikingly original structures that are paradoxically familiar by virtue of their origins.